Karen Zumhagen-Yekple


Office: Norman Mayer Rm 220
Phone: (504)862-8171

Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

Assistant Professor

Professor Zumhagen-Yekplé is Assistant Professor in English and faculty affiliate in the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Programs for Gender Studies and Film Studies.  She specializes in British, European and Latin American literature of the 20th and 21st centuries with a focus on modernism, its continued resonance in global fiction and film, and the relationship between philosophy and literature. She is co-editor of Wittgenstein and Modernism, forthcoming in 2016 from the University of Chicago Press.  She is currently completing the manuscript for her book, A Different Order of Difficulty: Modernism After Wittgenstein and has begun work on a new project on grace and disgrace in modernist literature and film. Zumhagen-Yekplé earned her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to Tulane, she was a fellow in English and the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities at Stanford University and a College Fellow in Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in MLN, Comparative Literature, the James Joyce Quarterly, and in the volumes Wittgenstein and Modernism and Philosophy and Kafka.

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