Victoria Baena

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3rd Year Student


Victoria Baena joined Yale’s Department of Comparative Literature in the fall of 2015. She focuses on literature of the long nineteenth century, mostly in French and English but also in Spanish, German, and Portuguese. She is particularly invested in developing connections between literary and historical analysis. She received a Bachelor of Art’s degree in History and Literature from Harvard University in 2014, and also spent a year studying at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris as a pensionnaire étrangère.

Academic Interests

The novel between realism and modernism; literature and imperialism; narrative theory; histories of reading; visual culture; environmental criticism.

Research Interests

Critical Theory and Philosophy; Cultural History; English and Anglophone Literature; Fiction; German; Latin American Literature; Modernism, 19th-Century; Romance Languages

Working Languages

French, German, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish

Education History

A.B. History and Literature, Harvard University, 2014