CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATE STUDENTS! 2009-2010


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Mar 10, 2010 Bookmark and Share

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATE STUDENTS!

Sayan Bhattacharyya was accepted to the 2010 Summer School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University.  He defended his doctoral dissertation in Comparative Literature in August 2010: “Reading Rabindranath Tagore and C.L.R. James Potliically.”  

Basak Candar received a 2010 Barbour Scholarship from the Rackham Graduate School.

Neil Doshi accepted a tenure-track position in Francophone Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, starting in Fall 2010.

Sebastian Ferrari presented a paper at the 2010 American Comparative Literature Association in New Orleans, “Narrating the Community in Roberto Bolaño's 2666.”

Maria Gonzalez defended her doctoral dissertation in Comparative Literature in September 2010: “Translating Quechua Poetic Expression in the Andes: Literature, the Social Body and Quechumara Movements.”

Maria Hadjipolycarpou received a Tsangadas Fellowship from Rackham, for research in Cyprus in 2010.

Spencer Hawkins was accepted to the 2010 Summer School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University.

Alan Itkin received a 2010-11 Fellowship at the Michigan Institute for the Humanities for writing his dissertation, “Bringing the Past Back to Life: Classical Motifs and the Representation of History in the Works of W. G. Sebald.”

Corina Kesler presented a paper at the 2010 American Comparative Literature Association in New Orleans, “From Dacia Felix to The Socialist Republic of Romania.”  Her course “Build Your Own Utopia” (Comp Lit 241) was selected by the Teaching Committee of the Society for Utopian Studies as one of two winners for the first annual Kenneth M. Roemer Innovative Course Design Competition.

Michael Kicey (Phd 2010) defended his doctoral dissertation in Comparative Literature in April 2010: “Risk and Responsibility: Ancient and Modern Dialogues on Interpretation." He also received a 2010 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award from the Rackham Graduate School.

Chris Love (PhD 2009) accepted a teaching position at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, starting in Fall 2010.

Stanton McManus accepted a postdoctoral teaching fellowship in the Department of English Literature at East Tennessee State University, starting in Fall 2010.  

Chris Meade presented a paper at the 2010 American Comparative Literature Association in New Orleans, “The Using of America in ‘Death Comes for the Archbishop.’”                         

Liansu Meng defended her doctoral dissertation in Comparative Literature in September 2010: “The Inferno Tango: Gender, Politics, and Poetry in China 1919-1980.”  She has accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Ancient and Modern Languages at the University of Connecticut (Storrs), starting in Fall 2010.

Rostom Mesli received a 2010 Summer Fellowship to participate in the Community of Scholars at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG). He organized the “Doing Queer Studies Now” graduate conference at the University of Michigan in October 2010.

Mei-Chen Pan presented a paper at the 2010 American Comparative Literature Association in New Orleans, "Wandering Body and Heart? The Question of Female Bildungsroman in the Works of Ding Ling and Hayashi Fumiko."

Ramon Stern presented a paper at the 2010 American Comparative Literature Association in New Orleans, "Inefffable Containment: Dynamism and Futility of Youth Resistance in Albert Swissa's Akud."

Corine Tachtiris was awarded a 2010 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for writing her dissertation, “World Literature as Process: The opportunistic circulation in the West of contemporary literature from the global East and South.”

Shannon Winston published a collection of poetry, Threads Give Way (Cold Press, 2010).

Orian Zakai presented a paper at the 2010 American Comparative Literature Association in New Orleans, “Beneath Complexions: Uncovering the Daughter of Israel with Dvora Baron.” She also published Fill in the Blanks, the English title of a book of short stories in Hebrew (Keter Books, Jerusalem, 2011).