Danny Luzon

Danny Luzon is a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature, where he is currently completing a dissertation that studies Jewish-American multilingual literary responses to assimilationist pressures during the mass migration era. He focuses on works written in English, Hebrew and Yiddish in which the modernist “universalist” turn “inward” – into depicting one’s interiority – is complicated through the exploration of linguistic particularity and multilingual potentiality.

Danny specializes in literary modernisms, theories of the novel, language and translation studies, and feminist and critical theory, which he puts in various conversations with American, Hebrew and Yiddish literatures. He has organized several working groups in Yiddish, Hebrew and Jewish studies, and is a member of the Transnational & Ethnic American Studies working group.