Max Kramer

Phone: (646) 312-4248

Fax: (646) 312-4211

Location: VC 6-257


Max Kramer is Assistant Professor of French and Comparative Literature with a joint Ph.D. from Columbia University and the Sorbonne. He studied in France, the U.S., and Colombia and is an alumnus of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (Germany) and a former Foreign Resident Student of the École Normale Supérieure (France). Before coming to Baruch, he held positions at the University of Saskatchewan and at Sarah Lawrence College.

His theoretical background lies in gender and sexuality, metaphor, translation, and in literary criticism in combination with cultural studies and anthropology. He has an expertise in two research fields: within French and Francophone Studies, he is a specialist of the 19th to 21st centuries and of postcolonial North Africa; in Comparative Literature his work concerns the modern and postmodern literatures of Europe, the Muslim world, and the Americas.

At present he is finishing the revision of a book manuscript for L’Harmattan which establishes a parallel between the discourse on sexuality in the sciences and the treatment of gender and sexuality in modern poetry. In his second book project, he contrasts the depictions of sexuality in European Orientalism with the way sexual issues have been treated in North Africa and the Middle East in a postcolonial context. His essays have been published in journals and edited collections in the US, France, Germany, and the UK.

He has presented papers at annual conferences of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes, the German Studies Association, the International Comparative Literature Association, the American Comparative Literature Association, the Forum Junge Romanistik, the Middle East Studies Association, and other venues.

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