Associate Professor, Comparative Literature
Rebecca L. Walkowitz is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the English Department and affiliate faculty in Comparative Literature at Rutgers University, and will serve on the faculty of the Institute for World Literature at Harvard University in June 2016.
Her current research focuses on transnational approaches to literary history, the concept of the Anglophone, and the representation of world languages in contemporary fiction.
She is the author of Born Translated: The Contemporary Novel in an Age of World Literature (2015) and Cosmopolitan Style: Modernism beyond the Nation (2006), and the editor or coeditor of eight books, including Immigrant Fictions: Contemporary Literature in an Age of Globalization (2007), Bad Modernisms (2006, with Douglas Mao), The Turn to Ethics (2000, with Marjorie Garber and Beatrice Hanssen), and A New Vocabulary for Global Modernism (forthcoming 2016, with Eric Hayot). She is also coeditor and cofounder of the book series “Literature Now,” published by Columbia University Press.
She has been elected to the executive boards of the American Comparative Literature Association, the Society for Novel Studies, and the Modernist Studies Association, for which she served as President in 2014-2015. You can read interviews with Professor Walkowitz here (in English) and here (in Spanish).