My interests lie in twentieth-century and contemporary world literature. Much of my work investigates the intersection of literature and language in transnational contexts, such as migration and exile. Among the areas I explore are literary translingualism and the representation of translation in contemporary fiction. Other areas of interest include literatures of the Middle East and diasporic Jewish identity.
My monograph Translingual Identities: Language and the Self in Stefan Heym and Jakov Lind was published in 2013 (Camden House). It focuses on two German-speaking Jewish authors who, forced into exile by the rise of Nazism, chose English as a medium of artistic expression. I recently co-edited, with Rachael Gilmour, the collection Multilingual Currents in Literature, Translation, and Culture (Routledge, 2018). This interdisciplinary collection engages with contemporary questions around the circulation of literature and culture in a globalized world.