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Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé Associate Professor Department of English Tulane University

Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

Associate Professor
Norman Mayer Rm 220


Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé is Assistant Professor in English and faculty affiliate in the Stone Center for Latin American Studies 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: Reading 20th-Century 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 her next book, Grace and Disgrace, while co-editing a field-shaping companion to philosophy and literature. Zumhagen-Yekplé studied philosophy at Columbia, l’Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, and the University of Virginia before completing a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. She has held fellowships in English and the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities at Stanford, and in Comparative Literature at Harvard.