Dominique Jullien is Professor of Comparative Literature and French Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A Fellow of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, she was educated in Paris (PhD, Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle) and at Yale University. Her research and teaching focus mainly on modern and contemporary literature and culture, Proust studies, Borges studies, intertextuality and rewriting, travel narratives, cognitive approaches to literature, and East-West relations. Her books include Proust et ses modèles: les Mille et une nuits et les Mémoires de Saint-Simon (Corti, 1989); Récits du Nouveau Monde. Les voyageurs français en Amérique de Chateaubriand à nos jours (Nathan, 1992); Les Amoureux de Schéhérazade. Variations modernes sur les Mille et une nuits (Droz, 2009), and most recently, Borges, Buddhism and World Literature: A Morphology of Renunciation Tales (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). At UCSB she was the founding director of the Graduate Center for Literary Research, and she now chairs the Comparative Literature program.