Faculty & Staff

Emilio Sauri, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617-287-6754
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall,06,00057

Areas of Expertise

Twentieth-century American literature, Twentieth-century Latin American literature, critical theory, photography


PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Current Projects

Boom and Bust: Nation, Crisis, and Literary Form in the Long Twentieth Century (book manuscript in preparation)

Book Reviews

"Make It New (Again)," review of Race and the Modernist Imagination, by Urmila Seshagiri, NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction (forthcoming).

Review of A Turbulent Decade Remembered: Scenes from the Latin American Sixties, by Diana Sorensen. The Americas 65.2 (Oct. 2008) 260-262.


"An Audacious Book." Translation from Portuguese to English of "Um livro audacioso" by Roberto Schwarz. Mediations, forthcoming.

"The Relevance of Brecht: High Points and Low." Translation from Portuguese to English of "Os altos e baixos da atualidade de Brecht," by Roberto Schwarz. Mediations 23.3 (Fall 2007): 27-61.

"Brazil in the South Atlantic: 1550-1850." Translation from French to English of "Le versant brésilienne de l'Atlantique-Sud: 1550-1850," by Luiz Felipe de Alencastro. Mediations 23.3 (Fall 2007): 124-175.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate: Special Topics: Literatures of the Americas; Literature and the Political Imagination; Post-1945 American Literature; Six American Authors

Graduate: Special Topics: Literatures of the Americas; Debates and Keywords in Literary Theory and Criticism; Studies in Criticism: Aesthetics, Politics, and the Novel

Co-faculty sponsor (with Professors Matthew Brown and Scott Maisano): Literary Theory Reading Group

Professional Service

Director, Concentration in Transnational and Multiethnic Literatures at UMass Boston

Editorial Board, Mediations (