Dr. Marta Figlerowicz, jointly appointed in the departments of English and Comparative Literature, has been named a recipient of the 2017 Poorvu Family Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching.
Her innovative courses are notably interdisciplinary in focus, dealing with the novel, film, poetry, and new media, always from a comparative perspective and illuminated by multiple theoretical fields and philosophical traditions. She teaches widely—from Literature 120: Introduction to Narrative, Joyce and Proust (an upper-level seminar), Feminist and Queer Theory (with WGSS), World Cinema, to Selfhood, Race, Class, and Gender, a team-taught lecture course with Ayesha Ramachandran that began as a seminar.
She has also established a university-wide presence for both undergraduate and graduate students through her interaction with Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, American Studies, Film and Media Studies, and Slavics, as well as the departments of English and Comparative Literature. Her energy, student engagement, and liveliness of thought make her an adventurous and inspiring teacher.