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MemberAriane Santerre

…Ph.D. Université de Montréal (2019)

M.A. Université de Montréal (2014)

B.A. McGill University (2011)…

A native French speaker from Montreal, I am a postdoctoral fellow in comparative literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. My research interests lie primarily in 20th-century French literature and Holocaust studies. My dissertation analyzed French and Italian written testimonies published by Nazi camp survivors in the immediate post-war years, focusing on their struggle with language and their handling of interdiscourse.

MemberDaniel W. Pratt

…McGill University…

I’m interested in Central and Eastern European literature, culture, film, and intellectual history, from Germany to Russia. My current research focuses on the intersection of literature, philosophy, narrative, and aesthetics from the 18th century to the present day. I work primarily on the 20th and 21st centuries, although I have a continuing interest in the 19th century as well (particularly Romanticism and the development of narratological paradigms). I am currently finishing a book project on constructing non-narrative temporalities in Central Europe. I argue that Central European authors rejected narrative constructions of time, opting instead for forms of episodes, collage, and spectral traces to develop alternative temporal constructions. My next project takes me to the 1980s in Central Europe where the second generation of dissidents rejected not only the socialist regimes but also the opposition of the previous generation.