Kevin Stone

Comparative Literature

Kevin Stone entered the doctoral program in comparative literature at Berkeley in 2016. In 2013, he graduated from Harvard University with an AB in literature and a minor in astrophysics. In the interim, he performed research at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München on a Fulbright grant and worked as a management consultant, including projects in higher education and academic publishing.

Kevin’s work focuses mostly on novels in English, German, and French from modernism to the contemporary. Theoretically, he is interested in narrative theory, the operations of power, and the intersection between the two. In particular, he has lately been looking into the changing ways the European and American novel has narrated work and labor as it moved into the modernist and post-modernist eras. Other research interests include queer, gender, and critical theory and the political and aesthetic uses and abuses of irony.