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Baran Germen wins prize for forthcoming article

Doctoral candidate Baran Germen was chosen to receive the 2016 Bruce M. Abrams LGBTQ Essay Award for his article “Abjectly Melodramatic: The Monstrous Body and the Queer Politics of Are We OK?” (forthcoming in the June issue of Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture). The award ...

Sunayani Bhattacharya accepts assistant professor position

Sunayani Bhattacharya, who received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature in Winter of 2017, has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship in English at St. Mary’s College in Morago, California (near San Francisco). Dr. Bhattacharya’s dissertation, directed by Prof. Sangita Gopal, is an ...

Ying Xiong awarded UO Dissertation Research Fellowship

Ying Xiong is the recipient of the highly competitive University of Oregon Dissertation Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides for a year of full funding and will enable Ying to devote herself to the completion of her study of gendered poethood and “translated affect” in late imperial and ...

Palita Chunsaengchan receives Southeast Asian Studies Award

Palita Chunsaengchan is the recipient of the Southeast Asian Studies Award for spring 2017. A study of early Thai cinema, her project considers the cultural and aesthetic status of both traditional Thai performance practices and local forms of entertainment.

Michelle Crowson awarded Margaret McBride Lehrman Fellowship

Michelle Crowson is the recipient of the prestigious Margaret McBride Lehrman Fellowship. Her dissertation, Collecting Women: Curation and Innovation in Early Modern Sino-Japanese Poetics, examines the border-crossing literature of three Japanese women writers active during the late Edo period ...

Baumeister awarded Oregon Humanities Center Fellowship

Anna-Lisa Baumeister was awarded an Oregon Humanities Center Graduate Research Support Fellowship for Fall 2017. The award assisted her in the writing of her dissertation, which is titled Poetological Ecologies, Ecological Revolutions (1765-1785). Anna is also the recipient of the Comparative ...

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 completes year in France

Elizabeth Howard spent 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 in eighteenth-century France. Her appointment was through the French Teaching Assistantship Program at the ...

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 ...
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