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

2013

Bloom Efrat
THIS PLACE OF POETRY: WRITING, DISPLACEMENT, AND THE POETICS OF THE MOTHER TONGUE IN H. LEYVIK, PAUL CELAN, AND SARGON BOULUS.
Anita Norich (Co-Chair, English) and Danny Herwitz (Co-Chair ) Anton Shammas, Christi Merrill, and Shachar Pinsker (Near Eastern Studies).

Chawla, Suphak
THINKING THE GOOD WITHOUT THE TRUE:  PEDRO PARAMO AND THE VALUE OF MAGICAL REALISM.
Santiago Colas (Chair), Katharine Jenckes (Romance Languages and Literatures), Christi Merrill, and Anton Shammas.

Kamal, Amr
EMPIRES AND EMPORIA: FICTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT STORE IN THE MODERN MEDITERRANEAN.
Carol B. Bardenstein (Co-Chair, Near Eastern Studies) and Michèle A. Hannoosh (Co-Chair, Romanance Languages and Literature), committee rounded out by Mona Domosh (Dartmouth), Jarrod L. Hayes (Romance Languages and Literatures), and Anton Shammas.

Pfaff, Mathew
STRANGE NEW CANONS: THE AESTHETICS OF CLASSICAL RECEPTION IN 20TH CENTURY EXPERIMENTAL POETICS.
Chaired by Yopie Prins (Chair), Sara Ahbel-Rappe (Classical Studies), Basil Dufallo, Joshua Miller (English) and Gillian White (English).

Rinaldo, Mikey
BREAKING THE LETTER: ILLEGIBILITY AS INTERSIGN IN CY TWOMBLY, STEVE MCCAFFERY AND SUSAN HOWE


Yopie Prins (chair) Matt Biro (History of Art), Michele Hannoosh (Romance Languages and Literatures), and Alex Potts (History of Art).

Stern, Ramon
GEOGRAPHIES OF ESCAPE, PATHOLOGIES OF ATTACHMENT: DIASPORIC DIFFERENCE AND ARAB ETHNICITY RE-EXAMINED.
Cristina Mereiras-Menor(Co-Chair, Romance Language and Literatures) and Ruth Tsoffar (Co-Chair), Yago Colas, Elliot Colla (Georgetown University), Christi Merrill, and Anton Shammas.

2012

Hoffman, Alexandra
LAUGHTER THROUGH TEARS:  POLITICS, IDENTITY AND HUMOR IN THE WORK OF LANGSTON HUGHES, ZORA NEALE HURSTON, SHOLEM ALEICHEM AND MORDKHE SPECTOR
Anita Norich (Chair, English), Sandra Gunning (AfroAmer African Studies), Mikhail Krutikov (Slavic), Christi Merrill, Joshua Miller (English)

Zakai, Orian
ZION OF THEIR OWN: HEBREW WOMEN’S NATIONALIST WRITING (1896-1956)
Carol Bardenstein (Chair, Near Eastern Studies), Shachar Pinsker (Near Eastern Studies), Anton Shammas, Ruth Tsoffar

Rowland, John
VIRTUAL REALITIES:  VIRTUE AND FANTASIES OF SOCIAL-MATERIAL COMMUNITY IN BRITISH POETRY AND CRITICISM, 1725-1785
Clement Hawes (Chair, English), Marjorie Levinson (English), David Porter, Silke-Maria Weineck

Ferrari, Sebastian
IMAGINING THE COMMUNITY:  DOCUMENTARY AESTHETIC IN ROBERTO BOLANO AND ALFREDO JAAR
Katherine Jenckes (Chair, RLL), Santiago Colas, Michele Hannoosh (RLL), Daniel Noemi (RLL), Gareth Williams (RLL)

Tachtiris, Corine
BRANDING WORLD LITERATURE: THE GLOBAL CIRCULATION OF AUTHORS IN TRANSLATION
Christi Merrill (Chair), Frieda Ekotto, Benjamin Paloff, Jennifer Wenzel (English)

2011

Kesler, Corina
HAIL UTOPIA: COMMUNIST, MYSTICAL AND POST-COLONIAL VOICES: RETROSPECTIVES AND FUTURE PROMISES
Eric Rabkin (Chair, English), Elliott Ginsburg (Near Eastern Studies), Anton Shammas, Tatjana Aleksic

Fukushima, Nahoko
“SHAREBON” AND THE COURTESANS:  A PHASE EDO AESTHETICISM AS THE POTLATCH/SPLASH OF IDELOLOGY
Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen (Chair, Asian Languages and Cultures), Alina Clej, Frieda Ekotto, Shuen-Fu Lin (Asian Languages and Cultures), David Porter

Davis, Christopher
SCRIBES AND SINGERS:  LATIN MODELS OF AUTHORITY AND THE COMPILATION OF TROUBADOUR SONGBOOKS
Peggy McCracken (Chair), Catherine Brown, Allison Cornish (RLL), Yopie Prins, Elizabeth Sears (History of Art)

Itkin. Alan
BRINGING THE PAST BACK TO LIFE:  CLASSICAL MOTIFS AND THE REPRESENTATION OF HISTORY IN THE WORKS OF W.G. SEBALD
Julia Hell (German) and Basil Dufallo (Co-Chairs), Maya Barzilai (Near Eastern Studies), Johannes Von Moltke (German)

2010

Hamam, Marcelo
FREEDOM, SPEECH AND INEQUALITY IN ROUSSEAU’S PHILOSOPHICAL RHETORIC.  FROM THE DECONSTRUCTIVE INTERPRETATION TO THE FOUNDATIONS OF HIS POLITICAL THOUGHT.
Arlene Saxonhouse (Political Science) and Richard Velkley (Philosophy, Tulane) (Co-Chairs), Sara Ahbel-Rappe (Classics), Vassilis Lambropoulos

Meng, Liansu
THE INFERNO TANGO:  GENDER< POLITICS, AND POETRY IN CHINA 1919-1980
Santiago Colas and Lydia Liu (East Asian Lang. and Lit., Columbia) (Co-Chairs), Shuen-fu Lin (Asian Lang. and Lit.) , Zheng Wang (Women's Studies)

Gonzalez, Maria
TRANSLATING QUECHUA POETIC EXPRESSION IN THE ANDES:  LITERATURE< THE SOCIAL BODY AND QUECHUMARA MOVEMENTS
Santiago Colas and Philip J. Deloria (History) (Co-Chairs), Bruce Mannheim (Anthropology), Javier Sanjines (RLL), Gustavo Verdesio (RLL)

Bhattacharyya, Sayan
READING DIALECTICALLY:  THE POLITICAL PLAY OF FORM, CONTINGENCY AND SUBJECTIVITY IN RABINDRANATH TAGORE AND C.L.R. JAMES
Vassilis Lambropoulos (Chair), Jennifer Wenzel (English), Santiago Colas, Daniel Herwitz, Christi Merrill

Lopez-Lerma, Monica
RE-IMAGINING JUSTICE:  A STUDY OF ETHICS, POLITICS, AND LAW IN SPANISH CONTEMPORARY FICTION
Cristina Moreiras-Menor (Chair, RLL), Dario Gaggio (History), Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola (RLL), Ruth Tsoffar

Kicey, Michael
RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY:  ANCIENT AND MODERN DIALOGUES ON INTERPRETATION
L.Ross Chambers and  James I. Porter (Classics, UCI) (Co-Chairs), Dean C. Hammer (Classics, Franklin and Marshall), Vassilis Lambropoulos, Marjorie Levinson (English)

2009

(Bishop) Roux, Nicole
TOWARD HOLISTIC, ETHICAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LITERATURE (OR, TAKING OFF MY GLASSES TO “SEE” JAMAICA KINCAID)
Frieda Ekotto (Chair), Santiago Colas, Richard Mann (Psychology), Jonathan Metzl (Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt)

Hong, Seunghei (Clara)
WRITING PAIN, ERASING GUILT:  THE POLITICS OF MEMORY IN PARTITION LITERATURE
Christi Merrill (Chair), Anne Herrmann (English), Leslie Pincus (History), Youngju Ryu (Asian Langs and Cultures)

Theisen, Nicholas
READING AND IGNORANCE:  POETIC CONSTRAINST OF LYRIC
E. Ramirez-Christensen (Chair, Asian Lang. and Lit.), Marjorie Levinson (English), Yopie Prins, Joseph Reed (Law School)

2008

Johnson, Jonah
A BATTLE AS NOT YET FOUGHT:  THE TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES OF EARLY GERMAN IDEALISM
James Porter (Classics, UCI) and  Silke-Maria Weineck (Co-Chairs), Mika Lavaque-Manty (Political Science), Andreas Gailus (German), Vassilis Lambropoulos

Love, Christopher
CREATING TRAGIC SPECTATORS:  REBELLION AND AMBIGUITY IN WORLD TRAGEDY
Vassilis Lambropoulos and Yopie Prins (Co-Chairs), Santiago Colas, John Whittier-Ferguson (English)

Doshi, Neil
REVOLUTION AT THE CROSSROADS:  STREET THEATER AND THE POLITICS OF RADICAL DEMOCRACY IN INDIA AND ALGERIA  
Jarrod Hayes (RLL) and Christi Merrill (Co-Chairs), Vassilis Lambropoulos, Ross Chambers, William Worthen (English, Columbia)

McManus, Stanton
DEMOCRACY IN TRANSICIÓN: POLITICS, MELODRAMA, HISTORY
Vassilios Lambropolous and Cristina Moreiras-Menor (RLL) (Co-Chairs), Catherine Benamou (Film and Media Studies, UCI), Juli Highfill (RLL), Frederic Jameson (Literature, Duke), Johannes Von Moltke (German)

Ejmont, Sylwia
THE TROUBADOUR TAKES THE TRAM:  EXPERIENCE IN POLISH POETRY AND MUSIC
Bozena Shallcross (Slavic, UChicago) and Anton Shammas (Co-Chairs), Peggy McCracken, Benjamin Paloff, Brian Porter (History)

2007

Koh, Adeline
INVENTING MALAYANNESS:  RACE, EDUCATION AND ENGLISHNESS IN COLONIAL MALAYA
Frieda Ekotto (Chair), Mamadou Diouf (SIPA, Columbia), Simon Gikandi (English, Princeton), Andreas Kalyvas (Political Science, The New School)

Acosta, Abraham I.
THRESHOLDS OF ILLITERACY:  ORALITY AND BIOPOLITICS IN MODERN LATIN AMERICA
Gareth Williams (Chair, RLL), Javier Sanjines (RLL), Anton Shammas, Gustavo Verdesio (RLL)

Hamill, Maria Cristina
CHANGING PARADIGMS IN THE CARIBBEAN:  AN ANALYSIS OF JULIA ALVAREZ’ SAVING THE WORLD AND IN THE NAME OF SALOMÉ AND MARYSE CONDé’S TREE OF LIFE AND I, TITUBA, BLACK WITCH OF SALEM
Frieda Ekotto (Chair), Santiago Colas, Larry LaFountain-Stokes (English), Richard Rosa (Romance Studies, Duke)

2006

Igsiz, Zehra Asli
REPERTOIRES OF RUPTURE:  RECOLLECTING THE 1923 GREEK-TURKISH COMPULSORY RELIGIOUS MINORITY EXCHANGE
Carol Bardenstein (Near Eastern Studies) and Vassilios Lambropoulos (Co-Chairs), Gottfried Hagen (Near Eastern Studies), Kader Konuk, Anton Shammas

Halperin, Laura
NARRATIVES OF TRANSGRESSION:  DEVIANCE AND DEFIANCE IN LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY LATINA LITERATURE
Frances Aparicio (Spanish, Northwestern) and Maria Cotera (AmCult) (Co-Chairs), Rosario Ceballo (Psychology), Frieda Ekotto, John Gonzalez (English, UT Austin)

Hastings, Charise Y.
THE PERFORMER’S ROLE:  STORYTELLING IN BALLADES OF CHOPIN AND BRAHMS
Marion A. Guck (Chair, School of Music), Kendall Walton (Philosophy, Professor Emerita), John Ellis (School of Music), Yopie Prins, Steven Whiting (School of Music)

Martin, Meredith
THE RISE AND FALL OF METER:  POETIC FORM AND ENGLISH NATIONAL CULTURE, 1880-1920
Yopie Prins (Chair), Kali A.K. Israel (History), Marjorie Levinson (English), John A. Whittier-Ferguson (English)

Jing, Jiang
RACIAL MIMESIS:  TRANSLATION, LITERATURE, AND SELF-FASHIONING IN MODERN CHINA
Lydia Liu (Chair), Frieda Ekotto, David Porter, David Rolston (Asian Lang. and Cultures)

Ricci, Ronit
TRANSLATING CONVERSION IN SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA: THE ISLAMIC “BOOK OF ONE THOUSAND QUESTIONS” IN JAVANESE, TAMIL AND MALAY
Nancy Florida (Chair, Asian Lang. and Cultures), Alton Becker (Linguistics, Professor Emeritus), Barbara Daly Metcalf (History), Anton Shammas

Silverman, Renee
THE TERRAIN OF POETRY AND CULTURAL MEMORY IN THE FIRST SPANISH AVANT-GARDE (1914-1925)
Tobin Siebers (Chair, English), Catherine Brown,  Juli Highfill (RLL), Yopie Prins

2005

Sabatos, Charles Daniel
MINOR TRAGEDIES: NATIONAL INDENTITY AS CULTURAL TRANSLATION IN THE CZECH AND SLOVAK NOVEL
Tomoko Masuzawa and Scott Spector (German) (Co-Chairs), Anton Shammas, Jindrich Toman (Slavic), Herbert Eagle (Slavic)

Memon, Anis A
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
Alina Clej and Vincenzo Binetti (RLL) (Co-Chairs), Jarrod Hayes (RLL), Alison Cornish (RLL), Anton Shammas

2000-2004

2004

Cotter, Sean Jeffrey
LIVING THROUGH TRANSLATION: LUCIAN BLAGA, T.S. ELIOT, AND THECULTURAL/POLIGICS OF TRANSLATION IN MODERNISM
John Whittier-Ferguson and Anton Shammas (Co-Chairs), Yopie Prins, Katherine Verdery, Mircea Borcila

Lynch, Margaret Wickins
STORIES, SAINTS, AND DREAMS: THE LITERARY USES OF DREAMS IN EARL MEDIEVAL HAGIOGRAPHY Catherine Brown (Chair), Alison Cornish, Peggy McCracken, Catherine Sanok, Charles Witke

Chiu, Lily V.
ALTER/NATIVE: IMAGINING AND PERFORMING THE NATIVE WOMAN IN FRANCOPHONE AND VIETNAMESE LITERATURE
Frieda Ekotto, Simon Gikandi, Jarrod Hayes (Chair), Panivong Norindr, Jack Yeager

Hron, Madelaine A.
THE TRANSLATION OF PAIN IN IMMIGRANT TEXTS
Zdenka Brodska, Frieda Ekotto (Chair), Anton Shammas, Tobin Siebers, Silke-Maria Weineck

Skaff, Sheila Marie
THE HISTORY OF CINEMA IN POLAND AND THE TRANSITION FROM SILENT TO SOUND FILM 1896-1939
Richard Abel (Chair), Alina Brodzka, Bogdana Carpenter and Anita Norich (Co-Chairs), Hubert Cohen, Tomoko Masuzawa, Piotr Michalowski, Anita Norich (Co-Chair), Tobin Siebers

Kong, Katherine
EPISTOLARY POSITIONS: GENDER AND AUTHORITY IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN FRENCH LETTERS
Catherine Brown (Co-Chair), Frieda Ekotto, George Hoffmann, Peggy McCracken (Co-Chair/Cognate), Charles Witke

2003

Gorman, Susan Florence
GENERIC IDEOLOGIES: THE INTERSECTION OF EMPIRE, THE EPIC AND THE NOVEL IN FRENCH WEST AFRICAN AND LATIN LITERATURES.
Frieda Ekotto (Chair), Mamadou Diouf, Simon Gikandi, David Porter, Silke-Maria Weineck

2002

Singh-Brinkman, Nirmala
THE REPRESENTATION OF SEVILLE’S FEMALE CIGAR-MAKER IN ANDELUSIAN REGIONALISM AND IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH AND SPANISH LITERATURE
Frieda Ekotto and Juli Highfill (Co-Chairs), Alina Clej, Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola,Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, Claudia Ritter

Cassell, Monika
POETESSES AT THE GRAVE:  TRANSNATIONAL CIRCULATION OF WOMEN'S MEMORIAL VERSE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND, GERMANY AND AMERICA

Yopie Prins (Chair), Kali Israel, Marjorie Levinson, Silke-Maria Weineck

Chang, Leah
PRINTING THE MUSE:  BOOK PRODUCTION AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF FEMALE AUTHORSHIP  IN RENAISSANCE FRANCE
Domna Stanton (Chair), Catherine Brown, George Hoffmann, Peggy McCracken, Valerie Traub

Read, Justin
FORMS OF TRANSCULTURATION:  THE CULTURAL AESTHETICS OF MODERNIST/VANGUARD POETRY OF THE AMERICAS
Juli Highfill (Chair), George Bornstein, Jossianna Arroyo, Santiago Colás, Marjorie Levinson

2001

Bowen-Struyk, Heather
RETHINKING JAPANESE PROLETARIAN LITERATURE
Ken Ito (Chair), Leslie Pincus, Mark Nornes, James Porter, Alan Wald

Ginsburg, Shai P.
TRAPPED IN LANGUAGE:  NATION, SPACE, AND SUBJECT IN HEBREW LITERATURE, HEBREW LITERARY CRITICISM, AND JEWISH NATIONAL IDEOLOGIES
Hannan Hever and James I. Porter (Chairs), Tim Bahti, Carol Bardenstein, Anton Shammas

Heggestad, Martin R.
“GEBILDET GENUG, UM ZU LIEBEN UND ZU TRAUERN”:  BILDUNG AND IRONY IN THE LITERATURE OF THE GOETHEZEIT
Frederick Amrine (Chair), Patricia Anne Simpson, James Porter, Alina Clej, and Timothy Bahti

Kligerman, Eric M.
SCENES OF WITNESSING IN PAUL CELAN, ANSELM KIEFER AND DANIEL LIBESKIND
Julia C. Hell and James I. Porter (Co-Chairs), Matthew Biro, Andrei Markovits, Silke-Maria Weineck

Pei-Jing Li,
THE POLITICS AND POETICS OF WO/MAN/UFACTURE:  MALE REPRESENTATIONS OF WOMAN IN CHINESE HAN FU AND ROMAN LOVE ELEGY
Shuen-fu Lin (Chair), Yi-tsi Mei Feuerwerker, Donka Markus, Yopie Prins, David Rolston

Middents, Jeffrey Joe Romero
HABLEMOS DE CINE:  LOCATING THE FILM JOURNAL IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PERUVIAN NATIONAL CINEMA
Santiago Colás and Carina Yervasi (Co-Chairs), Catherine Benamou, Margarita de la Vega-Hurtado

Pieprzak, Katarzyna (Kashia)
WHICH WAY TO THE MODERN ART MUSEUM?  CULTURAL DISCOURSE ON ART AND MODERNITY IN POST-COLONIAL MOROCCO
Frieda Ekotto (Chair), Richard Candida-Smith, Simon Gikandi, Matthew Connelly, Anton Shammas

2000

Black, Suzanne
A VOICE SOUGHT IN ORDER: POETRY, SCIENCE AND KNOWING SELF IN W.H. AUDEN, FERNANDO PESSOA, FRANCIS PONGE, PAUL VALERY, AND WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS
Timothy Bahti (Chair), Frederick R. Amrine, Thomas M. Dunn, Laurence A. Goldstein, and William R. Paulson

Gabara, Rachel
JE DE MIROIRS: FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE AUTOBIOGRAPHY FROM SPLIT TO SCREENED SELVES
Stuart McDougal, Carina Yervasi  (Chair), David Caron, James Porter, and Simon Gikandi

Starr, Deborah
ABSENT PRESENCE: INSCRIPTIONS OF THE EGYPTIAN JEWISH IDENTITY SINCE 1956
Carol Bardenstein (Chair), Sasson Somekh, Anton Shammas, and Anita Norich

Waldman Melissa
A HISTORY OF REMEMBERING: THE FRENCH AND SPANISH IN FLORDIA, 1562-1565
James Porter, Jose Rabasa (Chair), Michael Wintroub, Domna Stanton, and Stephen Mullaney

Wheeler, Margaret
STREET LEVEL: INTERSECTIONS OF MODERNITY IN THE CZECH, ARGENTINE, AND FRENCH FEUILLETON
Santiago Colas (Chair), Ross Chambers, Herb Eagle, and Frieda Ekotto

1990s

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
POST MODERN 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 TRANSFORATION 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
RYHTHM 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