Pardis Dabashi


I work on the relationship between the modern technological media and modernist narrative, with a special focus on film and the novel. I think about a wide range of writers, filmmakers, and choreographers including Balzac, Flaubert, Faulkner, Barnes, Woolf, Larsen, Stein, Kracauer, Benjamin, Ophuls, Antonioni, Renoir, the Marx Brothers, Busby Berkeley, and Fred Astaire.


Ph.D., English and American literature, Boston University, in progress
M.A., English and American literature, Boston University, 2013
B.A., English and Comparative literature, Columbia University, 2008

“The Compsons Were Here: Indexicality, the Actuality, and the Crisis of Meaning in The Sound and the Fury,” in Modernism/modernity (September 2017).

“Literature, Lecoq, and the ‘nouveau roman'” in Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq (Routledge, 2016).