Catherine Hansen specializes in French and Romanian modernist and avant-garde literature.
Her dissertation situates the work of a Romanian surrealist cell group, active in the forties and fifties, in between the Bucharest interwar avant-garde and the postwar French reception and evolution of Surrealism.
Her essays and translations have appeared in ARTMargins, Cabinet, L'Esprit créateur, The American Reader, and Dada/Surrealism.
Catherine received her Bachelor's degree in English at Duke University and her Master's at New York University and Princeton. She has led precepts for courses on American bestselling novels and on the Gothic tradition. Her interests also include classical and modern Japanese literature, poststructuralist theory, and fantastic and speculative fiction.
European Cultural Studies 301: Turning Points in European Culture, Fall 2011
Comparative Literature / Slavic 415: Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace, and the Tasks of Literature. (Film Series Preceptor), Spring 2011