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Erag Ramizi

Part-time Faculty
(212) 992-9824
1 Wash Pl, Room 412

Office Hours
Monday 4-6
Tuesday Remote by Appointment
Wednesday Remote by Appointment
Thursday Remote by Appointment
Friday Remote by Appointment

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 received his PhD from the Department of Comparative Literature at NYU. His dissertation studies the relationship between modernity and the rural by looking at literary contributions to the peasant question in late 19th- and early 20th-century Europe. His work has appeared in Novel, and he is currently writing his book, Derangements of Time: The Peasant Question and the European Realist Imagination. Ramizi was the principal organizer of the interdisciplinary “Anachronisms” conference at New York University in 2017 and he is editing a special issue of the journal Diacritics on anachronism.   Prior to joining Gallatin, Ramizi was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto. Ramizi has taught a wide range of classes on topics including Mediterranean Europe, post-socialism in the Balkans, and French language.  

Teaching and Research Interests

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  

Recent News


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).  

Erag Ramizi