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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Paul Ilie

1959 - 1983
Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature

Lionel Rothkrug

1963 - 1970
Associate Professor of History and Comparative Literature

Charles Witke

1971 - 2001
Professor of Greek and Latin
Professor of Comparative Literature
Director of the Program in Comparative Literature 1971-1976

L. Ross Chambers

1975 - 2002
Marvin Felheim Distinguished University Professor of French and Comparative Literature

William C. Fitzgerald

1985
Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Studies and Comparative Literature

James I Porter

1986 - 2008
Professor of Greek, Latin & Comparative Studies

Timothy H. Bahti

1986 - 2001
Associate Professor of Germanic Languages & Literatures
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

Tobin Siebers

1986 - 2015
Professor of Art & Design
Professor of Comparative Literature
Chair, Program of Comparative Literature 2001

Alina M. Clej

1986 - 2016
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Associate Profesor of French

Jankovic Viadeta

1987
Visiting Professor of Comparative Literature

Gregory L. Lucente

1988 - 1997
Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature

Veronica Gregg

1990 - 1996
Assistant Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature

Simon Gikandi

1991 - 2004
Professor of English Language & Literature
Professor of Comparative Literature

Rei Terada

1991 - 2002
Associate Professor of English Language and Literature
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

Benjamin B. Acosta-Hughes

1999 - 2009
Associate Professor of Greek & Latin
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

Lydia Liu

2002 - 2006
Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, Chinese Studies, Asian Languages and Cultures, Comparative Literature

Anne Carson

2003 - 2009
Professor of Classical Studies
Professor of Comparative Literature
Professor of English Language & Literature

Basil J. Dufallo

2003 - 2011
Associate Professor of Classical Studies
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

Kader Konuk

2003 - 2014
Associate Professor of Germanic Languages & Literature
Associate Professor Comparative Literature

Mira Seo

2005 - 2012
Associate Professor of Classical Studies
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature