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B.A. Romance Languages & Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012
M.A. Comparative Literature, New York University, 2015
Elizabeth Benninger is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at NYU, where her research focuses primarily on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literatures in Spanish and Arabic. Her dissertation proposes new trajectories for literary comparison and constructions of literary history through consideration of the interplay of genre, temporality, and figurations of the “national” in late nineteenth-century texts from Egypt, Spain, and Peru. Her other teaching and research interests include the history of anticolonial movements; Global South studies; the relationship between revolutionary praxis and revolutionary aesthetics; feminist theory and cultural production; gender theory; queer theory; and theories and practices of translation and adaptation. She is a member of the editorial collective of Barricade: A Journal of Antifascism & Translation. Prior to joining Gallatin, she taught in the NYU CORE Program and the Department of Comparative Literature.
19th- and 20th-century literature; practices of literary comparison; postcolonial and Global South studies; internationalism; feminism and feminist theory; gender theory; queer theory; translation; adaptation