Director, IWL Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature, Harvard University
David Damrosch is the Institute’s founding director, and is a past president of the American Comparative Literature Association. His books include What Is World Literature? (2003), The Buried Book: The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh (2007), and How to Read World Literature (2009). He is the general editor of the six-volume Longman Anthology of World Literature (2004, 2009), and of Teaching World Literature (2009) and World Literature in Theory (Blackwell, 2014), and he is co-editor of The Routledge Companion to World Literature .(2011) and of Xin fangxiang: bijiao wenxue yu shijie wenxue duben [New Directions: A Reader of Comparative and World Literature], 2010. He is currently completing a book on the discipline of Comparative Literature in a global age. He works in twelve languages, including Egyptian hieroglyphics, Nahuatl, and Old Norse.
Assistant Director, IWL Assistant Professor, University of Bucharest
Dr. Delia Ungureanu is Assistant Director of Harvard’s Institute for World Literature and assistant professor of literary theory in the Department of Literary Studies at the University of Bucharest. She is the author of From Paris to Tlön:Surrealism as World Literature (Bloomsbury, 2017), and of Poetica Apocalipsei: Razboiul cultural in revistele literare romanesti (1944–1947) (The Poetics of Apocalypse: The cultural war in Romanian literary magazines, 1944-1947, Bucharest UP, 2012). She has published essays on canon formation, modern poetry and poetics, Shakespeare, and Nabokov, and is coediting Romanian Literature in Today's World, a special issue of the Journal of World Literature.
Isaure Mignotte processes honoraria, reimbursements, and invoice payments for the IWL program. IWL Faculty are welcome to be in touch with her regarding any payment issues or questions they might have. Isaure grew up in Strasbourg, France, and received a master's degree in American Studies from Université Paris 7. She speaks French, English, and some German as well. She moved to Massachusetts in 2000 and started working at Harvard in 2006. Prior to Harvard, she has worked at Mount Holyoke College, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and Boston University.