Faculty in Comparative Literature

The Comparative Literature Department's global and historical reach is reflected in the range of faculty research interests. The department boasts scholars of international reputation in literary theory, literature and philosophy, translation, world poetry and poetics, classical traditions (Eastern and Western) and their afterlives, Renaissance literature, modern drama, film and cultural policy.

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Loren Kruger
Professor, English, Comparative Literature, Theater and Performance Studies and African Studies
Theater performance and theory in Europe, Africa and the Americas, South African literature and visual culture, and cultural theory, mostly Marxist and postcolonial.
lkruger@uchicago.edu

Michael J. Murrin
Professor, English, Comparative Literature, the Divinity School
Comparative literature in medieval and Tudor-Stuart period, allegory and history of criticism.
mmurrin@uchicago.edu

Josh Scodel
Professor, English and Comparative Literature
Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature in relation to classical literary tradition and to ancient and contemporaneous ethical and political thought; genre theory and practice; history of criticism.
jscodel@uchicago.edu