Anna Levett.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature


  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2007
  • PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2019


Anna Levett specializes in Mediterranean studies and global modernism, with particular interest in twentieth-century French, Francophone, and Arabic literature and film. Her current book project concerns the reception of surrealism in Arab literature.

At Oberlin, she teaches translation studies, critical theory, global modernism, postcolonial studies, and Middle East and Mediterranean studies.

  • ‘‘‘Shouldn’t love be the one true thing?’ Godard and the Legacy of Surrealist Ethics,’’ Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 34.8 (July 2017), pp. 687-706.


  • Anna Levett publishes article

    December 9, 2020

    Anna Levett, visiting assistant professor of comparative literature, published an article, ‘‘Ecstatic Communities: Sufism, Modernism, and Political Possibility in Abdelwahab Meddeb's Talismano,’’ in the winter 2020 issue of Expressions maghrébines. This special issue is devoted to the work of Tunisian writer, translator, and public intellectual Abdelwahab Meddeb (1946-2014).