Visiting Speakers

Sanjay Krishnan

Associate Professor of English
Boston University

Sanjay Krishnan's work sfocuses on the novel, postcolonial and world literatures, critical theory, and globalization. He is the author of Reading the Global: Troubling Perspectives on Britain’s Empire in Asia (2007). He has an abiding interest in the African novel, which has played an important part in the development of the novel form in the postcolonial and anglophone worlds. Krishnan is the recipient of awards and grants from the National Humanities Center, 2012-2013 and the Center for Humanities Research, UWC, South Africa, 2011.</

Lawrence D. Kritzman

John D. Willard Professor of French and Comparative Literature
Dartmouth College

Lawrence D. Kritzman is the Willard Professor of French, Comparative Literature and Oratory at Dartmouth College. He has previously held the Edward Tuck professorship in French, the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professorship in the Humanities, and the John and Pat Rosenwald Research Professorship.

Hermione Lee


Hermione Lee is well known as a writer, reviewer and broadcaster. She has reviewed widely, for the Times Literary Supplement, Essays in Criticism, Review of English Studies, The London Review of Books, The Observer, The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, The New York Review of Books, and The New Yorker, among others.

Jacques Lezra

Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Comparative Literature
New York University

Jacques Lezra joined the faculty at NYU in 2005. He is Professor of Comparative Literature, English, German, and Spanish and Portuguese, and Chair of the Comparative Literature Department. Born in Madrid of a Moroccan-Spanish-West Virginian family, professor Lezra received his PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale University in 1990, and before coming to NYU taught at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, at Yale, Harvard, and at the Bread Loaf School of English.

Margot Livesey's first book, a collection of stories called Learning By Heart, was published by Penguin Canada in 1986. Since then Margot has published seven novels: Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, Eva Moves the Furniture, Banishing Verona, The House on Fortune Street, and The Flight of Gemma Hardy.

Michael Malouf

Associate Professor of English
George Mason University

Michael Malouf received his PhD from Columbia University and teaches courses on post-1900 Anglophone literature with a special interest in the Modernist period as well as novels and poetry from Ireland, Britain, and the Caribbean.

James Mark

Professor of History
University of Exeter

James Mark's research addresses the social and cultural history of state socialism in central-eastern Europe, the politics of memory in the area during both socialism and post-socialism, and aims to connect the region to broader global histories and processes through transnational and comparative methods.

Amy Martin

Associate Professor of English
Mount Holyoke College

Amy E. Martin is Associate Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. She is the author of Alter-Nations: Nationalisms, Terror, and the State in Nineteenth Century Britain and Ireland (2012).