Karen Zumhagen-Yekple


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

Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

Assistant Professor

Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé is Assistant Professor in English at Tulane, and is also a faculty affiliate in the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Program for Gender Studies.  She specializes in British, European, and Latin American literature of the 20th and 21stcenturies, with a focus on modernism, its continued resonance in contemporary global fiction and film, and the relationship between philosophy and literature. She is completing her monograph, A Different Order of Difficulty: Reading Literary Modernism After Wittgenstein for the University of Chicago Press. She is also co-editor (with Michael LeMahieu) of Wittgenstein and Modernism (UChicago Press, 2017). Her next projects include a monograph,  Grace and Disgrace in the Twentieth Century Novel, and a book on contemporary cinema’s fascination with modernist literary and filmic aesthetics and techniques.  Before coming to Tulane, Professor Zumhagen-Yekplé also taught at Harvard, where she was College Fellow in Comparative Literature; at Stanford, where she was a fellow of the in Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities; at the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned her PhD in Comparative Literature; and at the University of Virginia, where she completed an MA in Philosophy. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in MLN, Comparative Literature, the James Joyce Quarterly, The Oxford Handbook of Virginia Woolf, and Philosophy and Kafka.

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