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Doro Wieso

Doro Wiese, PhD, is a lecturer of Comparative Literature and Gender Studies at Utrecht University. She was trained in Film Studies and Literary Studies at the University of Hamburg. She received her PhD from Utrecht University, where she was a Marie Curie doctoral research fellow and a Junior Teacher at the Gender Studies Program / Media and Culture Studies Department. Her forthcoming monograph The Powers of the False: Reading, Writing, Thinking beyond Truth and Fiction reflects on how literature can make it possible to represent histories that are otherwise ineffable. Her current research aims to address forms of untranslatability in the highly acclaimed and globally circulating oeuvres of American Indian authors Leslie Marmon Silko, N. Scott Momaday and James Welch. In particular, this research will explore how their fictional configurations of time and space remain incommensurable for Western readers. Other research interests include the relation between literature and historiography, New Comparative Literature and untranslatability, intermediality, theories of affect, and critiques of (neo-)colonialism. Among her recent publications are “Evoking a Memory of a Future: Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated.” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, 14.4 (2012), 1-8; and The Powers of the False. Reading, Writing, Thinking beyond Truth and Fiction. Evanston: Northwestern University Press (in print, scheduled fall 2014). Contact: [email protected]