Kathleen Komar

Distinguished Professor

E-mail: komar@ucla.edu Phone: 310-825-3406 Office: Humanities 332

Office Hours: e-mail for Zoom appointment

Fields of interest: Feminist Theory, Contemporary Women’s Literature, Post-Symbolist Poetry

Kathleen Komar is a Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature and Germanic Languages. Her recent publications focus on contemporary women authors such as Christa Wolf, Bessie Head, Ingeborg Bachmann, Monique Wittig, and Christa Reinig, as well as male authors such as Rilke, Stevens, Faulkner, James, Brecht, and Broch. Komar has also published articles on the status of feminist studies in the academy and the current status of Comparative Literature as a discipline. She has recently developed an interest in cyberliterature and the effects of the internet on literary study.

For more information on Professor Komar, visit her profile on the Department of Comparative Literature website.


  • Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University (1977)