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Bess Myers receives the Norman Brown Graduate Fellowship

Bess Myers is the recipient of the Norman Brown Graduate Fellowship for 2016-2017, which is awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences. Bess, whose focus is rhetoric, is working on a dissertation tentatively titled “Mourning in America: Public Eulogy After 9/11,” which concerns the ...

Elizabeth Howard en route to Paris

Elizabeth Howard has accepted a position with the French Teaching Assistantship Program at the Académie de Paris. She will spend AY 2016-17 teaching English to the French while also doing preliminary research on her dissertation, part of which is focused on women who authored literary fairy tales ...

Latin American Iconicities of Absence

Julia Susana (Suzi) Gómez, doctoral student in Comparative Literature, gave a presentation on April 7 titled “Latin American Iconicities of Absence: A Cognitive Poetic Approach to Mirtha Dermisache’s ‘Unreadable Books.'” In her talk, she shared the results of research done ...

Ramona Tougas Publishes Article

Ramona Tougas has published “Langston Hughes and Performing Transnational Presence: Scottsboro Limited and Harvest” in Comparative Drama, 49 (Fall 2015). Article abstract: Theatre revealed shifts between movements in black modernism of the 1920s and 1930s. As Langston Hughes recalls in his ...

Michelle Crowson Receives Comparative Literature Journal Summer Scholarship

Michelle Crowson is a recipient of the Comparative Literature Journal Summer Scholarship for 2016. The award will enable her to attend the Graduate Summer School for Japanese Early Modern Paleography at Cambridge University in August. There, she will become adept at deciphering calligraphic prints ...

Daria Smirnova Receives Comparative Literature Journal Summer Scholarship

Daria Smirnova is a recipient of the Comparative Literature Journal Summer Scholarship for 2016. The award will enable her to undertake archival work at the Digital Humanities Lab at Yale University and at the Berg Collection of the New York Public Library. As part of her dissertation project, she ...

Rachel Branson Receives Fellowship

Rachel Branson has received a Title VIII Fellowship for Summer 2016. The fellowship will enable her to study advanced Russian through Arizona State University’s Critical Languages Institute in St. Petersburg.

Zachary Hicks Receives Fellowship

Zachary Hicks has received a Title VIII Fellowship for Summer 2016. The fellowship will enable him to study advanced Russian through Arizona State University’s Critical Languages Institute in St. Petersburg.

Baran Germen Receives Dissertation Fellowship

Baran Germen has been awarded the 2016-17 Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship for his project Melodramatics of Turkish Modernity: Narratives of Gendered Victimhood, Affect, and Politics. Baran’s dissertation establishes the literary lineages of political rhetoric in Turkey today. Undertaking a ...

Ying Xiong Publishes Essay

Ying Xiong has published an essay titled “The Extension of Poetic Mind: Moving Visual Thinking in Chinese Cinėpoetry” in Mediascape, UCLA’s Journal of Cinema and Media Studies. You can read the article here: http://www.tft.ucla.edu/mediascape/Fall2015_PoeticMind.html Article Abstract: In the ...

Ahmad Nadalizadeh Receives Translation Project Award

Ahmad Nadalizadeh has been selected for a Global Studies Institute – Translation Studies Working Group – Special Translation Project Award for his project on the poetry of Garous Abdolmalekian.

Rachel Eccleston Receives OHC Research Fellowship

Rachel Eccleston has been awarded an Oregon Humanities Center Graduate Research Support Fellowship for 2015-16. She will be using the Fellowship to travel to Spain this summer to work in archives doing research for her dissertation chapter on Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza, a proto-feminist Spanish ...