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Interim Chair: William Thalmann, Ph.D.
Marion Frances Chevalier Professor of French: Peggy Kamuf, Ph.D.* (French and Italian)
Professors: Dominic C.N. Cheung, Ph.D. (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Vincent Farenga, Ph.D.* (Classics); Akira Mizuta Lippit, Ph.D. (Critical Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultures); Gloria Orenstein, Ph.D.; Hilary M. Schor, Ph.D. (English and Law); William G. Thalmann, Ph.D.* (Classics); Daniel Tiffany, Ph.D. (English)
Associate Professors: Roberto Ignacio Díaz, Ph.D.* (Spanish and Portuguese); Erin Graff-Zivin, Ph.D. (Spanish and Portuguese); Heather James, Ph.D. (English); Natania Meeker, Ph.D. (French and Italian); Panivong Norindr, Ph.D. (French and Italian); Antonia Szabari, Ph.D. (French and Italian)
Assistant Professors: Julián Gutiérrez Albilla, Ph.D. (Spanish and Portuguese); Edwin Hill, Ph.D. (French and Italian); Neetu Khanna, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor: Dan Leshem, Ph.D. (USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education)
Associate Professor (Teaching): Michael Du Plessis, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professors: Moshe Lazar, Ph.D.*; Albert Sonnenfeld, Ph.D.* (French and Italian)
Professors: Joseph A. Boone, Ph.D. (English); David E. James, Ph.D. (Cinematic Arts); James R. Kincaid, Ph.D.* (English); Marsha Kinder, Ph.D. (Cinematic Arts); Tania Modleski, Ph.D. (English); David St. John, M.F.A. (English); Alexander Zholkovsky, Ph.D. (Slavic Languages and Literatures)
Associate Professors: David Bialock, Ph.D. (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Janet Johnson, Ph.D. (Music); Margaret Rosenthal, Ph.D.* (French and Italian)
The Comparative Literature Department offers the B.A. and minor in cross-linguistic and cross-cultural literary studies, including the study of various literary genres, periods and movements; literary theory; and interdisciplinary approaches to literature. The literatures and cultures represented in the department include: Western (European and American) and East Asian.
For M.A. and Ph.D. programs, see the Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture Department.