Research Interests: the essay; the modernist novel; genre theory and hybrid literary forms (e.g., essayistic fiction, narrative polyphony, the lyric plural I); comparative modernisms (esp. English, French, and Greek); translation
Eleni Theodoropoulos is a third-year PhD student in Comparative Thought and Literature. She studies the essay genre and comparative modernisms. She is especially interested in the affordances of the essay as a marginal form and how it has affected the novel by giving rise to, for example, the style of “essayistic fiction.” She works in English, French, and Modern Greek, the latter of which she also translates from, in addition to tutoring for the Writing Center where she helps undergraduate and graduate students develop and eloquently present their ideas.