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Recent Dissertations

Comparative Literature dissertations put our doctoral students in dialogue with disciplines across the University, and the dissertation committees they assemble reflect the rigor of their specialist training and the interdisciplinary reach of their thinking.

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Recent Dissertations

2021 Graduates

Ali Bolcakan, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Language of Politics, Politics of Language: Political Literature in Late Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic
Chair: Artemis Leontis (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Kevork Bardakjian (Middle East Studies), Kristin Dickinson (Germanic Languages and Literatures), Elizabeth Wingrove (Political Science)

2020 Graduates

Sahin Acikgoz, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Certificate in LGBTQ Studies
Dissertation: Transgender in Translation: A Transnational Category of Socio-Cultural Analysis.
Chair: Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Bénédicte Boisseron (Afroamerican and African Studies), Jarod Hayes, Trish Salah

Maximillian Alvarez, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and History
Dissertation: Dissertation: Technologies of Resistance: Media, Anarchy, and Radical Politics in Early 20th-Century Mexico
Chair: Gareth Williams (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Committee: Howard Brick (History), Geoff Eley (History), Benjamin Paloff (Comparative Literature), and Sergio Villalobos-Ruminott (Latin America and Caribbean Studies)

Megan Berkobien, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: (E)co-translation: Toward a Collective Task
Chairs: Benjamin Paloff (Comparative Literature) and Yopie Prins (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Catherine Brown (Comparative Literature), Ingrid Diran, and Juli Highfill (Romance Languages and Literatures)

Adrienne Jacaruso, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: The Encyclopedic Form in the Modern French Novel
Chair: Peggy McCracken (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Michele Hannoosh (Romance Languages and Literatures), Yopie Prins (Comparative Literature), and Antoine Traisnel (Comparative Literature)

Shira Schwartz, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature with Certificate in Judaic Studies
Dissertation: Yeshiva Quirls: A Textual Ethnography of Jewish Gender, Sex, and Reproduction
Chair: Rafe Neis (Judaic Studies)
Committee: Elizabeth Roberts (Anthropology), Naomi Seidman (Judaic Studies), Megan Sweeney (English Language and Literature), and Ruth Tsoffar (Comparative Literature)

 

2010-2019

2019 Graduates

Duygu Ula, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature with Certificates in LGBTQ Studies and Film, Television, and Media Studies
Dissertation: Towards a Local Queer Aesthetics: Queer Cultural Productions from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Turkey
Chair: Tatjana Aleksic (Comparative Literature) and Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Caryl Flinn (Film, Television and Media Studies) and Kader Konuk (Comparative Literature)
Postdoctoral Fellow, First-Year Writing Program, Barnard College

Will Runyan, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature with Certificate in Critical Translation Studies
Dissertation: Global Form and Fantasy in Yiddish Literary Culture: Visions from Mexico City and Buenos Aires
Chair: Misha Krutikov (Slavic Languages and Literature)
Committee: Tomoko Masuzawa (Comparative Literature), Anita Norich (Judaic Studies), and Mauricio Tenorio Trillo

 

 

2018 Graduates

Harry Kashdan, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature with Certificate in Judaic Studies
Dissertation: Eating Elsewhere: Food and Migration in the Contemporary Mediterranean
Chair: Karla Mallette (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Committee: Pamela Ballinger (History), Carol Bardenstein (Middle East Studies), Tomoko Masuzawa (Comparative Literature), and Devi Mays (Judaic Studies)
Postdoctoral Researcher in The Global Mediterranean, Ohio State University

Leigh Korey, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Aging Bodies, Hairy Bodies, Barely Human Bodies: Three Essays on Contemporary Iranian Literature
Chairs: Peggy McCracken (Comparative Literature) and Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Kathryn Babayan (Middle East studies) and Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature)
Academic Associate, Teaching and Learning Services, McGill University

 

 

2017 Graduates

Mélissa Gélinas, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Heterolanguage in Twenty-First-Century Cinema and Literature: Transnational Mediations
Chair: Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Nilo Couret (Romance Languages and Literatures), Jarrod Hayes (Romance Languages and Literatures), Daniel Herbert (Film, Television, and Media Studies), and Christi Merrill (Comparative Literature)
Two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal, Sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

William Stroebel, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Fluid Books, Fluid Borders Modern Greek and Turkish Book Networks in a Shifting Sea
Chair: Vassilis Lambropoulos (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Tatjana Aleksic (Comparative Literature), Kader Konuk (Comparative Literature), Artemis Leontis (Comparative Literature), and Karla Mallette (Middle East Studies)
Lecturer in Modern Greek, Princeton University

 


2016 Graduates

Etienne Charrière, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: “We Must Ourselves Write About Ourselves.” The Trans-Communal Rise of the Novel in the Late Ottoman Empire
Chair: Vassilis Lambropoulos (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Kevork Bardakjian (Middle East Studies), Michele Hannoosh (Romance Languages and Literatures), and Kader Konuk (Comparative Literature)
Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Turkish Literature and the Program in Cultures, Civilizations, and Ideas, Bilkent University

Sara Grewal, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Urdu Through its Others: Ghazal, Canonization, and Translation
Chair: Christi Merrill (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Kathryn Babayan (Middle East Studies), Rajeev Kinra, Yopie Prins (Comparative Literature), and Farina Mir (History)
Assistant Professor, Postcolonial and World Literature, Department of English, MacEwan University

Cassie Miura, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: The Humor of Skepticism: Laughter in Early Modern Literature from Montaigne to Milton
Chair: Trevor Douglas (English Language and Literature)
Committee: George Hoffmann (Romance Languages and Literatures), Peggy McCracken Comparative Literature), Yopie Prins (Comparative Literature), and Michael Schoenfeldt (Medieval and Early Modern Studies)
Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts, and Sciences, University of Washington, Tacoma

Mei-Chen Pan, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: From Empire to Motherland: Writings and the Politics of Translation in the Literatures of Transcolonial Taiwan, 1937-1960
Chair: Yopie Prins (Comparative Literature) and Jonathan E. Zwicker (Asian Languages and Cultures)
Committee: Anne C. Herrmann (Women’s and Gender Studies), Youngju Ryu (Asian Languages and Cultures), and Xiaobing Tang (Asian Languages and Cultures)
Academic Advisor, University of San Francisco


2015 Graduates

Emily Goedde, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: The Sound of Bombs – Translating Chinese Poetry from the Second World War
Adjunct Instructor, Community College of Philadelphia
Chair: Xiaobing Tang (Asian Languages and Cultures)
Committee: Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature), Christi Merrill Comparative Literature), and John Whittier-Ferguson (English Language and Literature)
Spring 2019: Translator in Residence, Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication, Princeton University


Hilary Levinson, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Disturbing Translations: Distance, Memory, and Representation in Contemporary Latin American Literature
Chair: Katharine Jenckes (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Committee: Amy Carroll (English Language and Literature), Santiago Colas (Comparative Literature), and Victoria Lagland (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Freelance Writing Coach, Editor, and Translator

Richard Pierre, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Lyric Petrologies: Language of Stone in Rilke, Trakl, Mandelstam, Celan, and Sachs
Chair: Silke-Maria Weineck (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Andreas Gailus (Germanic Languages and Literatures), Sofya Khagi (Slavic Languages and Literatures), and Marjorie Levinson (English Language and Literature)
Academic Advisor, Newnan Advising Center, University of Michigan

Olga Greco, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: From Triumphal Gates to Triumphant Rotting: Refractions of Rome in the Russian Political Imagination
Chair: Valerie Kivelson (Medieval and Early Modern Studies)
Committee: Paolo Asso (Classical Studies), Basil Dufallo (Classical Studies), and Benjamin Paloff (Comparative Literature)
Editor and Translation QA Specialist, Blavatnik Archive Foundation

 

2014 Graduates

Basak Çandar, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Representing Censored Pasts: State Violence in Twentieth-Century Turkish and Spanish Literature
Chair: Cristina Moreiras-Menor (Romance Languages and Literatures) and Kader Konuk (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Gottfried Hagen (Middle East Studies) and Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature)
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Appalachian State University

Genevieve Creedon, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Worlds of Wonder: National Parks, Zoos, Disney, and the Genealogies of Wonder in U.S. Culture
Chair: June Howard (American Culture) and Peggy McCracken (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Phillip DeLoria (American Culture), Vassilis Lambropoulos (Comparative Literature), and Patricia Yaeger (English Language and Literature)
Associate Director for the Writing Center, Princeton Writing Program, Princeton University

Maria Hadjipolycarpou, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Intersubjective Histories in the Mediterranean and Beyond: The Poetics of Self in Postcolonial Life Writing
Chair: Artemis Leontis (Comparative Literature) and Michele Hannoosh (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Committee: Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature), Daniel Herwitz (Comparative Literature), and Vassilis Lambropoulos (Comparative Literature)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Queens College (needs

Spencer Hawkins, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Foundational Ambiguities: Metaphor, Translation, and Intertextuality in Hans Blumenberg’s Metaphorology
Chair: Andreas Gailus (Germanic Languages and Literatures) and Silke-Maria Weineck (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Vassilis Lambropoulos (Comparative Literature), Benjamin Paloff (Comparative Literature), and Yopie Prins (Comparative Literature)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of German, University of Notre Dame

Christopher Meade, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Writing Inter-American Space: History, Fiction, and Territory in Cather, Carpenter, Delany, and Borges
Chair: Santiago Colas (Comparative Literature) and Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Gregg Crane (English Language and Literature) and Katharine Jenckes (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Appalachian State University

Rostom Mesli, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: In Defense of Identity Politics: A Queer Reclamation of a Radical Concept
Chair: David Halperin (Comparative Literature)
Committee: David Caron (Women’s and Gender Studies), Lisa Disch (Political Science), and Gayle Rubin (Women’s and Gender Studies)

Michael Pifer, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: The Stranger’s Voice: Acts of Appropriation in Anatolian Literature and Society
Chair: Kevork Bardakjian (Middle East Studies)
Committee: Kathryn Babayan (Middle East Studies), Catherine Brown (Comparative Literature), and Kader Konuk (Comparative Literature)
Lecturer, Armenian Language, and Literature, Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan

Shannon Winston, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Interrupted Visions: Seeing and Writing the Mediterranean of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
Chair: Michele Hannoosh (Romance Languages and Literatures) and Tomoko Masuzawa (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Jarrod Hayes (Romance Languages and Literatures), Marjorie Levinson (English Language and Literature), and Karla Mallette (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Writing Seminar Faculty, Princeton Writing Program, Princeton University

 

 

2013 Graduates

Efrat Bloom, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: This Place of Poetry: Writing, Displacement, and the Poetics of the Mother Tongue in H. Leyvik, Paul Celan, and Sargon Boulus
Chair: Daniel Herwitz (Comparative Literature) and Anita Norich (Judaic Studies)
Committee: Christi Merrill (Comparative Literature), Shachar Pinsker (Judaic Studies), and Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature)
Visiting Scholar, The College of Arts & Sciences: Jewish Studies Program, Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University

Suphak Chawla, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Thinking the Good Without the True: Pedro Paramo and the Value of Magical Realism
Chair: Santiago Colas (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Katharine Jenckes (Romance Languages and Literatures), Christi Merrill (Comparative Literature), and Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature)
PLACEMENT Based in Thailand, in the college-prep business

Amr Kamal, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Empires and Emporia: Fictions of the Department Store in the Modern Mediterranean
Chair: Carol Bardenstein (Middle East Studies) and Michele Hannoosh (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Committee: Mona Domosh, Jarrod Hayes (Romance Languages and Literatures), and Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature)
Assistant Professor, Director of Arabic Program, Division of Humanities and the Arts, Department of Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures--French and Arabic, City College of New York

Matthew Pfaff, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Strange New Canons: The Aesthetics of Classical Reception in 20th Century Experimental Poetics
Chair: Yopie Prins (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Sara Ahbel-Rappe (Classical Studies), Basil Dufallo (Classical Studies), Joshua Miller (Judaic Studies), and Gillian White (English Language and Literature)
Editor, Praxis Academic

Mikey Rinaldo, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Breaking the Letter: Illegibility as Intersign in CY Twombly, Steve McCaffery, and Susan Howe
Chair: Yopie Prins (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Matt Biro, Michele Hannoosh (Romance Languages and Literatures), and Alex Potts (History of Art)
PLACEMENT Non-Academic (Coffee Industry)

Ramon Stern, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Geographies of Escape, Pathologies of Attachment: Diasporic Difference and Arab Ethnicity Re-Examined
Chair: Cristina Mereiras-Menor (Romance Languages and Literatures) and Ruth Tsoffar (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Santiago Colas (Comparative Literature), Elliot Colla, Christi Merrill (Comparative Literature), and Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature)
Administrative Manager, Brazil Initiative, Brazilian Studies Association, Brown University

 

 

2012 Graduates

Alexandra Hoffman, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Laughter Through Tears: Politics, Identity and Humor in the Work of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Sholem Aleichem and Mordkhe Spector
Chair: Anita Norich (Judaic Studies)
Committee: Sandra Gunning (American Culture), Mikhail Krutikov (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Christi Merrill (Comparative Literature), and Joshua Miller (Judaic Studies)
Lecturer, Germanic Languages & Literatures, University of Toronto

Orian Zakai, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Zion of Their Own: Hebrew Women’s Nationalist Writing (1896-1956)
Chair: Carol Bardenstein (Middle East Studies)
Committee: Shachar Pinsker (Judaic Studies), Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature), and Ruth Tsoffar (Comparative Literature)
Tenure-Track Faculty Member, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, George Washington University

John Rowland, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Virtual Realities: Virtue and Fantasies of Social-Material Community in British Poetry and Criticism, 1725-1785
Chair: Clement Hawes (Medieval and Early Modern Studies)
Committee: Marjorie Levinson (English Language and Literature), David Porter (Comparative Literature), and Silke-Maria Weineck (Comparative Literature)
PLACEMENT Based in Philadelphia, Adjunct?

Sebastian Ferrari
, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Imagining the Community: Documentary Aesthetic in Roberto Bolano and Alfredo Jaar
Chair: Katharine Jenckes (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Committee: Santiago Colas (Comparative Literature), Michele Hannoosh (Romance Languages and Literatures), Daniel Noemi (Romance Languages and Literatures), and Gareth Williams (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Senior Product Designer, Target

Corine Tachriris, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Branding World Literature: The Global Circulation of Authors in Translation
Chair: Christi Merrill (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature), Benjamin Paloff (Comparative Literature), Jennifer Wenzel (English Language and Literature)
Assistant Professor of Non-Western Literature, Antioch College



2011 Graduates

Corina Kesler, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Hail Utopia: Communist, Mystical and Post-Colonial Voices: Retrospectives and Future Promises
Chair: Eric Rabkin (English Language and Literature)
Committee: Tatjana Aleksic (Comparative Literature), Elliott Ginsburg (Middle East Studies), and Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature)
Graduate Student, Dow Sustainability Fellow, School of Information and Graham Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan

Nahoko Fukushima, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: “Sharebon” and the Courtesans: A Phase Edo Aestheticism as the Potlatch/Splash of Ideology
Chair: Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen (Asian Languages and Cultures)
Committee: Alina Clej (Comparative Literature), Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature), Shuen-Fu Lin (Asian Languages and Cultures), and David Porter (Comparative Literature)
Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture

Christopher Davis, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Scribes and Singers: Latin Models of Authority and the Compilation of Troubadour Songbooks
Chair: Peggy McCracken (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Catherine Brown (Comparative Literature), Alison Cornish (Romance Languages and Literatures), Yopie Prins (Comparative Literature), and Elizabeth Sears (History of Art)
Assistant Professor of French, Department of French and Italian, Northwestern University

Alan Itkin, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Bringing the Past Back to Life: Classical Motifs and the Representation of History in the Works of W.G. Sebald
Chair: Basil Dufallo (Classical Studies) and Julia Hell (Germanic Languages and Literatures)
Committee: Maya Barzilai (Middle East Studies) and Johannes Von Moltke (Germanic Languages and Literatures)
Senior Lecturer of German and Assistant Dean for Graduate Education and Research, Department of German, Russian & East European Studies, Vanderbilt University
 

 

2010 Graduates

Marcelo Hamam, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Freedom, Speech and Inequality in Rousseau’s Philosophical Rhetoric from the Deconstructive Interpretation to the Foundations of his Political Thought
Chair: Arlene Saxonhouse (Political Science) and Richard Velkley
Committee: Sara Ahbel-Rappe (Classical Studies) and Vassilis Lambropoulos (Comparative Literature)
Based in Switzerland, Non-Academic (A/V Equipment)

Liansu Meng, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: The Inferno Tango: Gender, Politics, and Poetry in China 1919-1980
Chair: Santiago Colas (Comparative Literature) and Lydia Liu (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Shuen-Fu Lin (Asian Languages and Cultures) and Wang Zheng (Women’s and Gender Studies)
Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, University of Connecticut

Maria Gonzalez, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Translating Quechua Poetic Expression in the Andes: Literature, the Social Body and Quechumara Movements
Chair: Santiago Colas (Comparative Literature) and Philip Deloria (American Culture)
Committee: Bruce Mannheim (Anthropology), Javier Sanjines (Romance Languages and Literatures), and Gustavo Verdesio (Romance Languages and Literatures)

Sayan Bhattacharyya, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Reading Dialectically: The Political Play of Form, Contingency and Subjectivity in Rabindranath Tagore and C.L.R. James
Chair: Vassilis Lambropoulos (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Santiago Colas (Comparative Literature), Daniel Herwitz (Comparative Literature), Christi Merrill (Comparative Literature), and Jennifer Wenzel (English Language and Literature)
Lecturer in the Humanities, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Monica Lopez-Lerma, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Re-Imagining Justice: A Study of Ethics, Politics, and Law in Spanish Contemporary Fiction
Chair: Cristina Moreiras-Menor (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Committee: Dario Gaggio (History), Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola (Romance Languages and Literatures), and Ruth Tsoffar (Comparative Literature)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Division of Literature and Languages, Reed College

Michael Kicey, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Risk and Responsibility: Ancient and Modern Dialogues on Interpretation
Chair: Ross Chambers (Comparative Literature), James Porter (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Dean C. Hammer, Vassilis Lambropoulos (Comparative Literature), and Marjorie Levinson (English Language and Literature)
Humanities Liaison Librarian, University of Buffalo
 

2000-2009

2009 Graduates

Nicole (Bishop) Roux, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Toward Holistic, Ethical Scholarship in Literature (Or, Taking off my Glasses to “See” Jamaica Kincaid)
Chair: Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Santiago Colas (Comparative Literature), Richard Mann (Psychology), and Jonathan Metzl (Culture, Health, and Medicine)
PLACEMENT—performance artist

Seunghei (Clara) Hong, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Writing Pain, Erasing Cult: The Politics of Memory in Partition Literature
Chair: Christi Merrill (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Anne Herrmann (Women’s and Gender Studies), Leslie Pincus (History), and Youngju Ryu (Asian Languages and Cultures)
Assistant Professor of Asian/Comparative Literature and Chair of Writing Center, Underwood International College, Yonsei University

Nicholas Theisen, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Reading and Ignorance: Poetic Constraints of Lyric
Chair: Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen (Asian Languages and Cultures)
Committee: Marjorie Levinson (English Language and Literature), Yopie Prins (Comparative Literature), and Joseph Reed (Classical Studies)
Research Fellow, Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Iowa




2008 Graduates

Jonah Johnson, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: A Battle as Not Yet Fought: The Tragic Consequences of Early German Idealism
Chair: James Porter (Comparative Literature) and Silke-Maria Weineck (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Andreas Gailus (Germanic Languages and Literatures), Vassilis Lambropoulos (Comparative Literature), and Mika Lavaque-Manty (Political Science)
Assistant Director of Writing Pedagogy at the Bok Center, Harvard College

Christopher Love, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Creating Tragic Spectators: Rebellion and Ambiguity in World Tragedy
Chair: Vassilis Lambropoulos (Comparative Literature) and Yopie Prins (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Santiago Colas (Comparative Literature) and John Whittier-Ferguson (English Language and Literature)
Teacher, Brishish and World Literature, The American School In Switzerland

Neil Doshi, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Revolution at the Crossroads: Street Theater and the Politics of Radical Democracy in India and Algeria
Chair: Jarrod Hayes (Romance Languages and Literatures) and Christi Merrill (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Ross Chambers (Comparative Literature), Vassilis Lambropoulos (Comparative Literature), and William Worthen (Theatre and Drama)
Assistant Professor in French, University of Pittsburgh

Stanton McManus, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Democracy in Transición: Politics, Melodrama, History
Chair: Vassilis Lambropoulos (Comparative Literature) and Cristina Moreiras-Menor (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Committee: Catherine Benamou, Juli Highfill (Romance Languages and Literatures), Frederic Jameson, and Johannes Von Moltke (Film, Television, and Media Studies)
Student, University of Minnesota Law School; Former postdoc in the Department of English Literature at East Tennessee State University

Sylwia Ejmont, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: The Troubadour Takes the Tram: Experience in Polish Poetry and Music
Chair: Bozena Shallcross, Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Peggy McCracken (Comparative Literature), Benjamin Paloff (Comparative Literature), and Brian Porter (History)
Lecturer, English Language Teaching Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 


2007 Graduates

Adeline Koh, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Inventing Malayanness: Race, Education, and Englishness in Colonial Malaya
Chair: Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Mamadou Diouf, Simon Gikandi, and Andreas Kalyvas
Founder and CEO, Sabbatical Beauty; Former Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literature and Director of the Center for Digital Humanities at Stockton University

Abraham I. Acosta
, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Thresholds of Illiteracy: Orality and Biopolitics in Modern Latin America
Chair: Gareth Williams (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Committee: Javier Sanjines (Romance Languages and Literatures), Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature), and Gustavo Verdesio (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Assistant Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Arizona

Maria Cristina Hamill, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Changing Paradigms in the Caribbean: An Analysis of Julia Alvarez’s Saving the World and In The Name of Salomé and Maryse Condé’s Tree of Life and I, Tutuba, Black Witch of Salem
Chair: Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Santiago Colas (Comparative Literature), Larry LaFountain-Stokes (Women’s and Gender Studies), and Richard Rosa



2006 Graduates

Zehra Asli Igsiz, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Repertories of Rupture: Recollecting the 1923 Greek-Turkish Compulsory Religious Minority Exchange
Chair: Carol Bardenstein (Middle East Studies) and Vassilis Lambropoulos (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Gottfried Hagen (Middle East Studies), Kader Konuk (Comparative Literature), and Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature)
Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, College of Arts and Science, New York University

Laura Halperin, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Narratives of Transgression: Deviance and Defiance in Late Twentieth Century Latina Literature
Chair: Frances Aparicio and Maria Cotera (American Culture)
Committee: Rosario Ceballo, Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature), and John Gonzalez
Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences, English & Comparative Literature, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Charise Y. Hastings, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: The Performer’s Role: Storytelling in Ballades of Chopin and Brahms
Chair: Marion A. Guck (School of Music)
Committee: John Ellis (School of Music), Yopie Prins (Comparative Literature), Kendall Walton (Philosophy), and Steven Whiting (School of Music)
Independent Researcher

Meredith Martin, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetic Form and English National Culture, 1880-1920
Chair: Yopie Prins (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Kali A.K. Israel (History), Marjorie Levinson (English Language and Literature), and John A. Whittier-Ferguson (English Language and Literature)
Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Digital Humanities, Department of English, Princeton University

Jing Jiang, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Racial Mimesis: Translation, Literature, and Self-Fashioning in Modern China
Chair: Lydia Liu
Committee: Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature), David Porter (Comparative Literature), and David Rolston (Asian Languages and Cultures)
Associate Professor of Chinese, Chinese Department, Reed College

Ronit Ricci, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Translating Conversion in South and Southeast Asia: The Islamic “Book of One Thousand Questions” in Javanese, Tamil and Malay
Chair: Nancy Florida (Asian Languages and Cultures)
Committee: Alton Becker (Linguistics), Barbara Daly Metcalf (History), and Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature)
Associate Professor, School of Culture, History, and Language, Australian National University

Renee Silverman, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: The Terrain of Poetry and Cultural Memory in the First Spanish Avant-Garde (1914-1925)
Chair: Tobin Siebers
Committee: Catherine Brown (Comparative Literature), Juli Highfill (Romance Languages and Literatures), and Yopie Prins (Comparative Literature)
Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of Spanish Graduate Program, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, Florida International University
 

 

2005 Graduates

Charles Daniel Sabatos, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Minor Tragedies: National Identity as Cultural Translation in the Czech and Slovak Novel
Chair: Tomoko Masuzawa (Comparative Literature) and Scott Spector (Germanic Languages and Literatures)
Committee: Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature), Jindrich Toman (Slavic Languages and Literatures), and Herbert Eagle (Slavic Languages and Literatures)
Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Yeditepe University

Anis A. Memon, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: A Look at the Use of Popular Language in Certain exemplary Mid-20th Century French and Italian Novels as an Index of the Transition from Modernism to Postmodernism
Chair: Vincenzo Binetti (Romance Languages and Literatures) and Alina Clej (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Alison Cornish (Romance Languages and Literatures), Jarrod Hayes (Romance Languages and Literatures), and Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature)
Lecturer of French and Italian, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics, University of Vermont

 

 

2004 Graduates

Sean Jeffrey Cotter, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Living Through Translation: Lucian Blaga, T.S. Eliot, and the Cultural Politics of Translation in Modernism
Chair: Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature) and John Whittier-Ferguson (English Language and Literature)
Committee: Mircea Borcila, Yopie Prins (Comparative Literature), and Katherine Verdery (Anthropology)
Professor, School of Arts and Humanities, the University of Texas at Dallas

Margaret Wickins Lynch, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Stories, Saints, and Dreams: The Literary Uses of Dreams in Early Medieval Hagiography
Chair: Catherine Brown (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Alison Cornish (Romance Languages and Literatures), Peggy McCracken (Comparative Literature), Catherine Sanok (English Language and Literature), and Charles Witke (Classical Studies)
Honors Program Director, Professor of English, Humanities, and Languages, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Lily V. Chiu, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Alternative: Imagining and Performing the Native Woman in Francophone and Vietnamese Literature
Chair: Jarrod Hayes (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Committee: Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature), Simon Gikandi, Panivong Norindr, and Jack Yeager
Assessment Director, Educational Testing Service

Madelaine Hron, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: The Translation of Pain in Immigrant Texts
Chair: Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Zdenka Brodska (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature), Tobin Siebers (English Language and Literature), and Silke-Maria Weineck (Comparative Literature)
Associate Professor, English and Film Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University

Sheila Skaff, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: The History of Cinema in Poland and the Transition from Silent to Sound Film 1896-1939
Chair: Richard Abel (Film, Television, and Media Studies), Bogdana Carpenter (Slavic Languages and Literatures), and Anita Norich (Judaic Studies)
Committee: Alina Brodzka, Hubert Cohen (Film, Television, and Media Studies), Tomoko Masuzawa (Comparative Literature), Piotr Michalowski (Middle East Studies), and Tobin Siebers (English Language and Literature)
Sheila Skaff is a New York-based professor of film studies

Katherine Kong, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Epistolary Positions: Gender and Authority in Medieval and Early Modern French Letters
Chair: Catherine Brown (Comparative Literature) and Peggy McCracken (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature), George Hoffmann (Romance Languages and Literatures), and Charles Witke (Classical Studies)
Independent Researcher; Formerly Associate Professor of French, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 


2003 Graduates

Susan Florence Gorman, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Generic Ideologies: The Intersection of Empire, the Epic and the Novel in French West African and Latin Literature
Chair: Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Mamadou Diouf, Simon Gikandi, David Porter (Comparative Literature), and Silke-Maria Weineck (Comparative Literature)
Associate Professor of English, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

 


2002 Graduates


Nirmala Singh-Brinkman, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: The Representation of Seville’s Female Cigar-Maker in Andalusian Regionalism and in Nineteenth-Century French and Spanish Literature
Chair: Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature) and Juli Highfill (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Committee: Alina Clej (Comparative Literature), Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola (Romance Languages and Literatures), Carroll Smith-Rosenberg (American Culture), and Claudia Ritter (Political Science
Content Developer, GP Strategies Corporation

Monika Irene Cassel, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Poetesses at the Grave: Transnational Circulation of Women’s Memorial Verse in Nineteenth-Century England, Germany and America
Chair: Yopie Prins (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Kali Israel (History), Marjorie Levinson (English Language and Literature), and Silke-Maria Weineck (Comparative Literature)
German Instructor, Oregon State University

Leah Chang, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Printing the Muse: Book Production and the Construction of Female Authorship in Renaissance France
Chair: Domna Stanton (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Committee: Catherine Brown (Comparative Literature), George Hoffmann (Romance Languages and Literatures), Peggy McCracken (Comparative Literature), and Valerie Traub (Women’s and Gender Studies)
Associate Professor of French, George Washington University

Justin Read, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Forms of Transculturation: The Cultural Aesthetics of Modernist/Vanguard Poetry of the Americas
Chair: Juli Highfill (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Committee: Jossianna Arroyo, George Bornstein (English Language and Literature), Santiago Colas (Comparative Literature), and Marjorie Levinson (English Language and Literature)
Associate Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, State University of New York at Buffalo

 


2001 Graduates


Heather Bowen-Struyk, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Rethinking Japanese Proletarian Literature
Chair: Ken Ito (Asian Languages and Cultures)
Committee: Markus Nornes (Asian Languages and Cultures), Leslie Pincus (History), James Porter (Comparative Literature), and Alan Wald (American Culture)
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages, DePaul University; Visiting Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures, University of Notre Dame

Shai P. Ginsburg, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Trapped in Language: Nation, Space, and Subject in Hebrew Literature, Hebrew Literary Criticism, and Jewish National Ideologies
Chair: Hannan Hever and James Porter (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Tim Bahti (Comparative Literature), Carol Bardenstein (Middle East Studies), and Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature)
Associate Professor, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University

Martin R. Heggestad, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: “Gebildet Genug, Um Zu Lieben Und Zu Trauern”: Bildung and Irony in the Literature of the Goethezeit
Chair: Frederick Amrine
Committee: Timothy Bahti (Comparative Literature), Alina Clej (Comparative Literature), James Porter (Comparative Literature), and Patricia Anne Simpson
Clinical Social Worker/Therapist

Eric M. Kligerman, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Scenes of Witnessing in Paul Celan, Anselm Kiefer, and Daniel Libeskind
Chair: Julia Hell and James Porter (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Matthew Biro (History of Art), Andrei Markovits (Political Science), and Silke-Maria Weineck (Comparative Literature)
Associate Professor of German and Graduate Coordinator for German, College of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Florida

Li Pei-Jing, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: The Politics and Poetics of Wo/Man/Ufacture: Male Representations of Woman in Chinese Han Fu and Roman Love Elegy
Chair: Shuen-fu Lin (Asian Languages and Cultures)
Committee: Yi-tsi Mei Feuerwerker (Asian Languages and Cultures), Donka Markus (Classical Studies), Yopie Prins (Comparative Literature), and David Rolston (Asian Languages and Cultures)

Jeffrey Joe Romero Middents, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Hablemos de Cine: Locating the Film Journal in the Development of Peruvian National Cinema
Chair: Santiago Colas (Comparative Literature) and Carina Yervasi (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Committee: Catherine Benamou and Margarita de la Vega-Hurtado
Associate Professor of Literature, American University

Katarzyna (Kashia) Pieprzak, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Chair: Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Richard Candida-Smith, Matthew Connelly (History), Simon Gikandi, and Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature)
Dissertation: Which Way to the Modern Art Museum? Cultural Discourse on Art and Modernity in Post-Colonial Morocco
Professor of Francophone Literature, French Language, and Comparative Literature, Williams College

 

 

2000 Graduates

Suzanne Black, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: A Voice Sought in Order: Poetry, Science and Knowing Self in W.H. Auden, Fernando Pessoa, Francis Ponge, Paul Valery, and William Carlos Williams
Chair: Timothy Bahti (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Frederick Amrine (Germanic Languages and Literatures), Thomas Dunn (Chemistry), Laurence Goldstein (English Language and Literature), and William Paulson (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Associate Professor of English, the State University of New York at Oneonta

Rachel Gabara, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Je de Miroirs: French and Francophone Autobiography from Split to Screened Selves
Chair: Carina Yervasi (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Committee: David Caron (Romance Languages and Literatures), Simon Gikandi, Stuart McDougal (English Language and Literature), and James Porter (Comparative Literature)
Associate Professor of French and Graduate Coordinator, Department of Romance Languages, University of Georgia

Deborah Starr, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: Absent Presence: Inscriptions of the Egyptian Jewish Identity Since 1956
Chair: Carol Bardenstein (Middle East Studies)
Committee: Anita Norich (Judaic Studies), Anton Shammas (Comparative Literature), and Sasson Somekh
Associate Professor of Modern Arabic and Hebrew Literature and Film, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University

Melissa Waldman, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Dissertation: A History of Remembering: The French and Spanish in Florida, 1562-1565
Chair: Jose Rabasa (Romance Languages and Literatures)
Committee: Steven Mullaney (English Language and Literature), James Porter (Comparative Literature), Domna Stanton (Romance Languages and Literatures), and Michael Wintroub (History)
Lecturer of Classics, University of California, Davis

Margaret (Marcy) Wheeler, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature
Chair: Santiago Colas (Comparative Literature)
Committee: Ross Chambers (Comparative Literature), Herb Eagle (Slavic Languages and Literatures), and Frieda Ekotto (Comparative Literature)
Dissertation: Street Level: Intersections of Modernity in the Czech, Argentine, and French Feuilleton
Independent Journalist

1990-1999

1999

Lauri-Lucente, Gloria
“MUTATAS FORMAS”: METAMORPHOSIS, ABSENCE, AND DESIRE IN OVID, PETRARCH, SHAKESPEARE, AND MONTALE
Timothy H. Bahti (Chair), Ralph Williams, Frieda Ekotto, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

Silbey, Jessica
THE SUBJECTS OF TRIAL FILMS
Stuart McDougal (Chair), James Boyd White, L. Ross Chambers, Herbert Eagle, and Carina Yervasi

Sulewski, Robert
HISTORYJA OCHWALEBNYM ZMARTWYCHWSTANIU PANSKIM BY MIKOLAJ Z WILKOWIECKA: A TRANSLATION AND CONTEXTUALIZATION
Bogdana Carpenter (Chair), Theresa Tinkle, Charles Witke, Ralph Williams, and Martin Walsh

Ueda, Atsuko
MEIJI LITERARY HISTORIOGRAPHY: THE PRODUCTION OF “MODERN JAPANESE LITERATURE”
Ken K. Ito (Chair), E. Ramirez-Christensen, Timothy Bahti, L. Ross Chambers, and James Porter

Wood, Carrie
SENSE, BEING AND POSTMODERN EMOTION
Julie Ellison (Chair), Anne Herrmann, Ross Chambers, and Hartmut Rastalsky

1997

Lee, Hsiu-Chuan
POSTMODERN TRANSFERENCE/ READING IDENTITY POLITICS BEYOND MODERNITY: CASES FROM CONTEMPORARY WORLD LITERATURE
Stephen Sumida (Chair), Rebecca Egger, Yi-tsi Feuerwerker, Simon Gikandi, and Stuart McDougal

Lenckos, Frauke E.
THE MARVELOUS AND THE SUBLIME: THE AESTHETICS OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY GERMAN AND BRITISH WOMEN POETS, ANNETTE VON DROSTE-HÜLSHOFF AND CHRISTINA ROSETTI
Martha Vicinus (Chair), Yopie Prins (Co-Chair), Timothy Bahti, and Patricia Yaeger

McClure, Ellen
WRITING ABSOLUTISM: SUBJECTIVITY AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE STATE UNDER LOUIS XIV
Domna C. Stanton (Chair),

Paslick, Erica Kuhrasch
MARTIN HEIDEGGER UND DIE SPRACHE: AUFRISS MIT TEXTHINWEISEN UND KOMMENTAR
Frederick Amrine (Chair), Mary C. Chrichton, Friedrich-Wilhelm von Herrmann, and Ralph G. Williams

Ratalsky, Hartmut M.
NO EXIT? HEGEMONY AND HOPELESSNESS IN KAFKA, BECKETT, AND HANDKE
Stuart McDougal (Chair), Frederick Amrine, H.D. Cameron, Gregory Lucente, and Scott Spector

Wright, Michelle M.
MISSING PERSONS: THE SEARCH FOR THE POSTCOLONIAL SUBJECT IN THE AFRICAN ATLANTIC
Simon Gikandi (Chair), Alina Clej, Johanna Prins, and Marlon Ross

1996

Fox, Maria Francesca Stadter
THE TROUBLING PLAY OF GENDER: THREE CLASSICAL DRAMAS BY TSVETAEVA, YOURCENAR, AND H.D.
Johanna Prins and James I. Porter (Co-Chairs), Michael Makin, Stuart Y. McDougal, and Domna Stanton

Luebbe, Christopher
THE POSTMODERN THING: NARRATIVE, IDEOLOGICAL INTERVENTION, AND THE RETURN OF THE SUBJECT
James I. Porter (Chair), Anne Herrmann, Greg Lucente, Timothy Bahti, and Patricia Simpson

Ter Horst, Eleanor E.
FROM HERMAPHRODITE TO AMAZON: THE TRANSFORMATION OF GENDER PARADIGMS IN LESSING, GOETHE, AND KLEIST
Frederick Amrine (Chair), Christian Nibbrig, Anne Herrmann, James Porter, Scott Spector

West, William
SPACES FOR EXPERIMENT: THEATERS AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND
Leonard Barkin (Chair), Steven Mullaney, James I. Porter, Michael Schoenfeldt, Elizabeth Sears, and Theresa Tinkle

1995

LaPiana, Siobhan
SOVEREIGN MOMENTS MAY 1968, ECRITURE, AND THE FRENCH LITERARY JOURNAL LEPHEMERE (1967-1972)
Ross Chambers (Chair), Ingo Seidler, Alina Clej, and Gregory Lucente

Pierce, Gillian Borland
THE SUBLIME AND THE SPECTATOR: WRITING THE LANDSCAPE FROM VERNET TO VINELAND
James I. Porter (Chair), William Paulson, Timothy Bahti, Ross Chambers, and Santiago Colàs

Seigneurie, Kenneth
SPACE AND THE COLONIAL ENCOUNTER IN LAWRENCE DURRELL, OUT EL-KOULOUB AND NAGUIB MAHFOUZ
Ross Chambers and Alina Clej (Co-Chairs), Trevor Legassick, Stuart Y. McDougal, and Simon Gikandi

1994

Adjarian, Maude
LOOKING FOR HOME: POSTCOLONIAL WOMEN'S WRITING AND THE DISPLACED FEMALE SELF
Walter Mignolo and Ross Chambers (Co-Chairs), Lemuel Johnson, and James I. Porter

Burch, Julia
SINK OR SWIM: SHIPWRECK NARRATIVES, SURVIVAL TALES, AND POSTCULTURAL BODIES
Ross Chambers (Chair), Anne Herrmann, Simon Gikandi, and Sally Robinson

Crofoot, John
RHYTHM AND COMMUNITY FORMATION IN MIDDLE EASTERN NOVELS
Trevor Legassick (Chair), James Stewart-Robinson, Ross Chambers, Walter Mignolo, and Gernot Windfuhr

Fang, Dai
THINKING, DRINKING, AND WRITING: RUAN JI AND THE CULTURE OF HIS ERA
Shuen-fu Lin and Stuart Y. McDougal (Co-Chairs), Kenneth DeWoskin, and David Rolston

Gavin, Kevin
TOWARD A THEORY OF EPIC FORMS: MIMESIS, SYMBOL, AND ALLEGORY
Ross Chambers (Chair), Frederick Amrine, James I. Porter, and Timothy Bahti

Goldfarb, Nancy
THE POETICS OF DROWNING: READINGS IN THE POETRY OF HÖLDERLIN, WORDSWORTH, SHELLEY, MALLARMÉ AND STEVENS
Timothy Bahti (Chair), Julie Ellison, Laurence Goldstein, Ross Chambers, and Marlon Ross

Hutchison, Catherine
THE NARRATOR'S TALE: CHRISTA WOLF AND THE READER IN THE TEXT
Anne Herrmann (Chair), Ingo Seidler, James I. Porter, and Ross Chambers

Kirss, Tiina
THE CENSOR'S APPRENTICE: ALLEGORY AND AESOPIAN DISCOURSE IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY ESTONIAN AND EUROPEAN TEXTS.
Piotr Michalowski (Chair), Ingo Seidler, Bogdana Carpenter, Ross Chambers, and Alina Clej

Pon, Cynthia
NEGATIVITY, TRANSITION, AND CROSSING - COMMUNICATION OF DIFFERENCES IN THE POETRY OF SHELLEY, HÖLDERLIN AND BAUDELAIRE
Timothy Bahti (Chair), Julie Ellison, Ross Chambers, James I. Porter, and Donald Herzog

Rast, Hubert
SUBVERSIVE CONTEXTUALIZATIONS: LAW AND UNRULY LITERATURE
Ross Chambers (Chair), Patricia Simpson, Timothy Bahti, and Christian Hart Nibbrig

Tandlich, Seth
HARD NEWS AND SENSATIONAL STORIES: JOURNALISTIC AUTHORITY IN THE FICTION OF EMILE ZOLA, THEODORE DREISER, AND JOHN DOS PASSOS
June Howard (Chair), Stuart Y. McDougal, Ross Chambers, and Roy Nelson

1993

Boeckel, Bruce
CROSSING THE GUILLOTINE: SYMBOLIC VIOLENCE AND RELIGIOUS FURY IN THE AGE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
Tobin Siebers and Frederick Amrine (Co-Chairs), David Bien, Laurence Goldstein, and William Paulson

Bordeau, Catherine
ANIMAL ATTRACTIONS: THE QUESTION OF FEMALE AUTHORITY IN ZOLA, RACHILDE, AND COLETTE
Ross Chambers (Chair), Martha Vicinus, Alina Clej, and Roy Nelson

Mussio, Thomas
MODELS OF THE SOUL AND VERSIONS OF CONVERSION IN RENAISSANCE POETRY FROM DANTE TO MILTON
Gregory Lucente (Chair), Marvin Becker, Stuart Y. McDougal, Tobin Siebers, and H. D. Cameron

Urraca, Beatriz
THE LITERARY CONSTRUCTION OF NATIONAL IDENTITIES IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE, ARGENTINA AND THE UNITED STATES, 1845-1898
Walter Mignolo (Chair), Frances Aparicio, June Howard, and James McIntosh

1992

Andrade, Susan Zulema
AFRICAN FICTIONS AND FEMINISMS: MAKING HISTORY AND REMAKING TRADITIONS
Anne Herrmann (Chair), Lemuel Johnson, Walter Mignolo, Domna Stanton, and Uzo Esonwanne

Boonkhachorn, Trisilpa
INTERTEXTUALITY IN THAI LITERARY AND SOCIAL CONTEXTS: A STUDY OF CONTEMPORARY POETS
Alton Becker (Chair), David B. Solnit, Stuart Y. McDougal, and Ross Chambers

Hu, Chin-Yuan
WRITING THE SELF: EPISTOLARY FORM IN LETTRE PORTUGAISES, PAMELA, AND LETTERS OF
T'-AN-LANG
Shuen-fu Lin (Chair), Ross Chambers, Anne Herrmann, and Stuart Y. McDougal

Labiosa, David
STRATEGIES AND PRACTICES OF RESISTANCE AND AFFIRMATION IN 20TH CENTURY CARIBBEAN NARRATIVE
Walter Mignolo (Chair), Lemuel Johnson, Timothy A. Brennan, Ross Chambers, and Nesha Haniff

Smith, Karen
PAIN INTO SYMPATHY: ETHICAL REALISM AND THE CONVERSION OF FEELING IN ELIOT, TOLSTOY, AND STOWE
Tobin Siebers (Chair), Patricia Yaeger, Ross Chambers, and Julie Ellison

1991

Erb, Paul
THEATRE, DECEIT, AND IDEOLOGIES OF OBJECTIVITY IN SEVENTEENTH CENTURY DRAMA
Ross Chambers (Chair), H. D. Cameron, Stuart Y. McDougal, and Domna Stanton

Halsted, David
POETRY AND POLITICS IN THE SILESIAN BAROQUE: NEO-STOICISM IN THE WORK OF CHRISTOPHORUS COLERUS AND HIS CIRCLE
Gerhard Dunnhaupt (Chair), Thomas Tentler, Frederick Amrine, and Ralph Williams

1990

Anthonio, Winniefred
INTRODUCTION TO A SOCIO-POLITICAL STUDY OF THE EURASIANS OF INDONESIA
Alton Becker (Chair), Judith O. Becker, Stuart Y. McDougal, and Timothy A. Brennan

Behdad, Ali
SPLIT ORIENTALISM: THE MICRO-POLITICS OF MODERN REPRESENTATIONS OF EUROPE'S OTHER Ross Chambers (Chair), Domna Stanton, Anne Herrmann, Stuart Y. McDougal, and Tobin Siebers

Borders, Julianne
GOETHE AND ROMANTICISM
Mary Crichton (Chair), Otto Graf, Sheridan Baker, James H. McIntosh, and Robert Paslick

Gilliland, Gail
A POETICS OF BEING MINOR - AN ARS POETICS FROM A MINOR WOMAN WRITER’S POINT OF VIEW Julie Ellison (Chair), Allan Gilbard, Carolyn Forché, Gregory Lucente, and Stuart Y. McDougal

Mayfield, Nash
ROMANTIC LIAISONS: SELVES AND SUBJECTS IN NOVELS OF FEMALE FORMATION
Domna Stanton (Chair), Frederick Amrine, Anne Herrmann, and Ross Chambers

Root, Gerald
SPACE TO SPEKE: CONFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF CHARACTER IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
Ralph Williams (Chair), Thomas Tentler, Alina Clej, and Kathryn Gravdal