Director, IWL Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature, Harvard University
David Damrosch is Ernest Bernbaum Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature at Harvard Universityand director of Harvard’s Institute for World Literature. His books include What Is World Literature? (2003), The Buried Book: The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh (2007), How to Read World Literature(2d. ed. 2017), and Comparing the Literatures: Literary Studies in a Global Age (2020). He is the general editor of the six-volume Longman anthologies of British Literature and of World Literature, editor of World Literature in Theory (2014), andco-editor of The Princeton Sourcebook in Comparative Literature, andof two collections in Chinese, Theories of WorldLiterature (2013) and New Directions in Comparative Literature (2010).
Associate Director, IWL Associate Professor, University of Bucharest
Delia Ungureanu is Associate Director of Harvard’s Institute for World Literature and associate 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: Războiul cultural în revistele literare românești (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 has coedited with Thomas Pavel Romanian Literature in Today's World, a special issue of the Journal of World Literature. Her most recent book, Time Regained: World Literature and Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2021), redefines the artistic object beyond disciplinary borders with major filmmakers including Andrei Tarkovsky, Akira Kurosawa, Martin Scorsese, Raúl Ruíz, Wong Kar Wai, Stephen Daldry, and Paolo Sorrentino. By bringing together film with poetry, literature, painting, music and photography, they create a new type of object that no one discipline can do justice to. Together with Gisèle Sapiro she has coedited a special issue of the Journal of World Literature dedicated to the memory and legacy of Pascale Casanova. With Michael Wood, she has coedited a special issue of the Journal of World Literature dedicated to the organic relation between literature and cinema.
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