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Mara de Gennaro

Part-time Faculty
degennaro@nyu.edu
(212) 992-6327
1 Wash Pl, Room 714

Office Hours
Monday Remote by Appointment
Tuesday Remote by Appointment
Wednesday Remote by Appointment
Thursday Remote by Appointment
Friday Remote by Appointment

B.A., English, Auburn University, 1995
M.A., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 1996
M.Phil., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2000
Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2004

Mara de Gennaro specializes in 20th- and 21st-century literature and critical theory in English and French, with a focus on transnational modernism, postcolonial studies, and Black Francophone studies. She is the author of Modernism after Postcolonialism: Toward a Nonterritorial Comparative Literature (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020), and is now at work on a translation and critical edition of Caribbean and Indian Ocean political essays on creolization, nativism, and state borders in the era of globalization. Her articles have appeared in Textual Practice, Comparative Literature Studies, Paideuma, differences, The Yale Journal of Criticism, and several essay collections, including Futures of Comparative Literature (Routledge, 2017). She has held faculty teaching appointments at Columbia, Duke, and Bucknell University, and research appointments as a Visiting Fellow of the Committee on Globalization and Social Change at the CUNY Graduate Center (2016-2018) and a Visiting Scholar at Columbia’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (2015-2016). Prior awards include an ICLS postdoctoral fellowship and an NEH summer research fellowship.

Books

2020

de Gennaro's Modernism after Postcolonialism

Modernism After Postcolonialism: Toward a Nonterritorial Comparative Literature by Mara de Gennaro was published by Johns Hopkins University Press (2020).

Teaching and Research Interests

Comparative literature; transatlantic, Caribbean, and transnational modernisms; postcolonial literature and theory; Black Atlantic and Black Francophone literature and theory; globalization; translation

Recent News

PUBLICATIONS

As a part of the Hopkins Studies in Modernism series, Mara de Gennaro wrote "Toward a Nonterritorial Comparative Literature" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020).

de Gennaro is the author of Modernism After Postcolonialism: Toward a Nonterritorial Comparative Literature, which was published by John Hopkins University Press in 2020.

CONFERENCES AND TALKS

Mara de Gennaro presented “The Beauty of a Trembling World: Glissant, Chamoiseau, and the Poetics of Vulnerability,” at the Global South Forum held by the 2020 Modern Language Association Annual Convention in Seattle, Washington on January 10, 2020.

de Gennaro presented the paper “When the Walls Fall: Glissant and Chamoiseau in the Heat of Politics” at the American Comparative Literature Association in April 13.

de Gennaro was invited to talk at a panel discussion on Modernism at Columbia University’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society on April 13, 2021.

de Gennaro was invited to Ideas and Futures Collaborative, May: Discussion of Modernism after Postcolonialism with Ato Quaysonto at Rutgers University.

de Gennaro presented “When the Walls Fall: Glissant and Chamoiseau in the Heat of Politics,” and was a participant at “The Glissant Variations” seminars held by the American Comparative Literature Association, in Chicago, Illinois on March 20-22, 2020.

For the Committee on Globalization and Social Change, held at the CUNY Graduate Center on April 16, 2019, de Gennaro presented: “Anxieties of Métissage in Anglophone Fictions of Race and Animality."

Mara de Gennaro