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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 ...

Iida Pöllänen awarded Comparative Literature Journal Scholarship

Iida Pöllänen is the recipient of the Comparative Literature Journal Scholarship for summer 2017. Iida used the grant to attend a three-week advanced Swedish language study course at the Uppsala University, Sweden. Advanced knowledge of Swedish is integral to her dissertation, which deals with ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.
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