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B.A., French Language and Literature, CUNY The City College of New York, 2010
M.A., Comparative Literature, New York University, 2012
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, New York University, 2016
Erag Ramizi holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from NYU. His dissertation studied the relationship between modernity and the rural by looking at literary contributions to the peasant question in late 19th- and early 20th-century Europe. Articles drawn from his doctoral thesis have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Novel, Nineteenth-Century French Studies, and MLN. He is the editor of, and a contributor to, "Anachronism and Its Histories," a special issue of the journal Diacritics. Prior to joining Gallatin, Ramizi was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto, where he was affiliated with the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. He also currently teaches French language at Baruch College (CUNY) and University Writing at Columbia University. Ramizi is an MFA candidate in the Writing program at Columbia University, pursuing a joint degree in Fiction and Literary Translation. He is at present working on his academic book, Ecological Time, among other projects.
Rural and urban studies; Marxism and political economy; realism and the novel; theories of time and temporality; philosophy of history and historiographical practices; 19th- and early 20th-century Europe; Balkan cinema and literature; Southern Gothic fiction; brutalist architecture
Erag Ramizi published “Se paysanner: Perilous Non-Contemporaneity in Joris-Karl Huysmans’s En rade,” an article about the peasants of Joris-Karl Huysmans’s 1887 novel En rade, in the Journal of Nineteenth-Century French Studies.
Ramizi’s research article, "Thomas Hardy’s Modern Peasant," was featured in Novel: A Forum on Fiction (Duke University Press, 2019).