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Natalie Melas


Associate Professor, Comparative Literature; Institute of Comparative Modernities; Literatures in English

Natalie Melas' interests range across Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean literature and thought, modern Greek, modern French and modern English poetry, comparison, modernism and colonialism, modern reconfigurations of antiquity, Homer, Césaire, Cavafy, philosophies of time, decadence, barbarism, alexandrianism, comparative modernities, world literature in world history, postcolonial or decolonial studies, aesthetics and politics, critical theory. She is the author of All the Difference in the World: Postcoloniality and the Ends of Comparison (Stanford UP, 2007) and co-editor of The Princeton Sourcebook in Comparative Literature (Princeton UP, 2009).  Her current research centers on colonial poetics and the politics of time in Aimé Césaire and C.P. Cavafy.

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