Profiles in "Comparative Literature" Expertise Area

  • Orlich is a well-known speaker in China, South Korea, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Canada, Italy, France, Spain, the UK, and Romania on cultural, political and gender relations, nationalism and ethnic conflict.
  • Tompkins specializes in Latin American literature and cultural production, theory and film. She leads the new online Spanish Translation Certificate and runs a very successful summer abroad program in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Sturges' teaching and research interests include medieval literature (especially Chaucer), the Bible as literature, critical theory, gender studies, lesbian/gay/queer studies, and opera.
  • Bjork specializes in Old English language and literature as well as Old Norse, modern Swedish, and modern medical writing. He was educated at Pomona College and UCLA.
  • Fox's current work focuses on the histories of positive emotions and well-being, as well as the role of fictional and cultural narratives in shaping emotion.
  • A Fulbright Scholar, Professor Ali is the founding chair of CAIS, coordinator of Arabic Studies and head of Classics and Middle East Studies at ASU.
  • Cho's research fields range from Pre-modern Korean and Chinese literature and culture; Sino-Korean exchange and East Asian comparative literature; performance literature; and oral storytelling and folk literature.
  • Mahgoub al-Tahawy is an award-winning Egyptian novelist and short story writer, and affiliated member of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU.
  • Lisa Barca 's research interests rhetoric; critical animal studies; ecofeminism; language and ideology; mass media; Italian language and literature; comparative literature; women writers.
  • Don Fette teaches at Barrett, the Honors College. His teaching interests and experience entail a number of areas and disciplines.