Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

Assistant Professor - English

Contact Info
kzumhagen@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University, Philosophy and Political Science
  • M.A., University of Virginia, Philosophy
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Comparative Literature, 2008

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2013-
  • Fellow in the Arts and Humanities, Harvard University, 2011-2013
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, 2009-2011

Research & Teaching Specializations: Modernism in European and World Literatures; faith and secularity; confession; the experimental novel; early film

Related Experience

  • Member, Philosophy and Literature Working Group, Harvard University, 2012-2013
  • Member, Philosophy and Literature Focal Group, Stanford University, 2010-2011
  • Panel Organizer, “Meditation on Schemes Difficult,” MSA, 2010
  • Panel Organizer, “Precision and Soul in Modernism,” MSA, 2006

Distinctions

  • Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS), Louisiana Board of Regents, 2016-2017
  • Harvard College Fellowship, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, 2011-2013
  • Harvard University Certificate of Teaching Excellence, 2011-2012
  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities, Stanford University, 2009-2011
  • Diller Prize for Research in Jewish Studies, UC Berkeley, 2007-2008
  • Mabelle McLeod Lewis Memorial Fellowship, 2005-2006

Languages:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Latin

Selected Publications

  • Forthcoming. “The Proper Stuff of Fiction: Objects and Woolf’s Method, from the early stories to Jacob’s Room” Oxford Handbook of Virginia Woolf. Edited by Anne Fernald, Oxford University Press.
  • 2017. Wittgenstein and Modernism. Edited by Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé and Michael LeMahieu, University of Chicago Press.
  • 2017. “Wittgenstein and the Contradictions of Philosophy as Poetry,” with Michael LeMahieu, Wittgenstein and Modernism. Edited by Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé and Michael LeMahieu, University of Chicago Press.
  • 2017. “The World as Bloom found it: ‘Ithaca,’ the Tractatus and the solution of difficult problems in imaginary or real life,” Wittgenstein and Modernism, Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé and Michael LeMahieu, University of Chicago Press.
  • 2015. “Our Toil Respite Only: Woolf, Diamond and the Difficulty of Reality,” MLN: Modern Language Notes. December 2015, 130(5): 1100-1129.
  • 2012. “The Everyday’s Fabulous Beyond: Nonsense, Parable, and the Ethics of the Literary in Kafka and Wittgenstein.” Comparative Literature 64 (4).
  • 2003. “‘All music when you come to think:’ James Joyce in Dublin.” James Joyce Quarterly 39 (4).

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