Michelle A. Clayton Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

A native of Dublin, Ireland, Professor Clayton studied Modern Languages (Spanish & German) at Oxford University, then moved to the US, where she received her PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Princeton University in 2003. She taught Latin American and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles, from 2002 until 2012, when she joined the Brown community as Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature. Her research and teaching interests include modern poetry; avant-garde aesthetics; dance; art history; media studies; and film, from the earliest silents to contemporary Spanish and Latin American productions. She offers courses on modern Latin American writers such as César Vallejo, Juan Carlos Onetti, José María Arguedas, Juan José Saer, and Cesar Aira; on modernism and the international avant-gardes; and on transnational and interdisciplinary exchanges spanning writing, performance, and the plastic arts.

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