Christopher Bush Associate Professor of French, Program Director of Comparative Literary Studies
Christopher Bush (Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, UCLA) is Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literary Studies.
His research and teaching focus on transnational and interdisciplinary approaches to literary modernisms, especially the interactions between Euro-American and East Asian aesthetic theory, avant-gardes, and media. He serves on the boards of the American Comparative Literature Association and the Modernist Studies Association. Past honors include a Fulbright research grant, the Bernheimer Memorial Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in Comparative Literature, the Cotsen-Behrman Fellowship in the Princeton Society of Fellows, the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Literary Work, and a Mellon New Directions Fellowship.
He has published in the edited volumes A New Vocabulary for Global Modernism (Columbia; forthcoming), Drawing from Life (Mississippi, 2013), Modernism and Theory: A Handbook of Modernist Studies (Blackwell, 2013), and The Modernist World (Routledge, forthcoming). Previous publications include Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media (Oxford, 2010); articles in such journals as Comparative Literature, Comparative Literature Studies, and Representations; and a collaborative translation and critical edition of Victor Segalen's Stèles (Wesleyan, 2007). His current book project, The Floating World: Japoniste Aesthetics and Global Modernity (under contract with Columbia University Press).
He teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, primarily focused on modernist literatures of the early twentieth century, the historical avant-gardes, and French and German critical theory, including "The Avant-gardes in the World," "Foucault, Discourse, Power," "European and American Images of Japan," "The Time of the Image," "French Hegel," and "French Marx."