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Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé Department of English at Tulane University

Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

Associate Professor of English
Norman Mayer Rm 220


Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé is Associate Professor in English and faculty affiliate in the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Film Studies Program and the Program for Gender Studies. She specializes in British, Transatlantic, European and Latin American literature of the 20th and 21st centuries with a focus on comparative modernisms, their continued resonance in global fiction and film, and the relationship between philosophy and literature. She is author of Different Order of Difficulty: Literature After Wittgenstein (University of Chicago Press, 2020) and co-editor of Wittgenstein and Modernism (University of Chicago Press, 2017). She is currently working on a new book entitled, Grace and Disgrace, and is editor of the Cambridge Companion to Literature and Philosophy, due to appear from Cambridge University Press in 2022. Zumhagen-Yekplé holds a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to Tulane, she was a member of the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities and the Department of English at Stanford, and Harvard College Fellow in Comparative Literature at Harvard.