Dissertations Recently Defended

2012

Tadahiko Haga, "Translating Contemporary Japanese Culture: Novels and Animation"

2011

Wentao Jiang, "Emotion and the Work of Writing: The Making of the Modern Literature in Media History"

Jacobo, Jayson, "Mood of Metaphor: Tropicality and Time in the Philippine Poetic"

Tzu-hui Celina Hung, "Living with, among, and as Others: Creolizing Transpacific Chinese Diaspora"

Deborah Yuki Altgilbers, "Tell Me Who I Am: Representations of Prostitution and the Construction of Masculine Identity in Five Contemporary Asian-American Novels"

2010

Marlene DuBois, "Abd al-Rahmân Jâmî’s Lawâmi’: A Translation Study"

Lyudmila Razumov, "Literary Bilingualism as Cosmopolitan Practice: Vladimir Nabokov, Samuel Beckett, and Nancy Huston"

Lilla Töke, "The Legacies of the Grotesque Realism in Eastern European Cinema"

2009

Amer Latif, "Qur'anic Narrative and Sufi Hermeneutics: Rumi's Interpretations of Pharaoh's Character"

2008

Ketty Thomas, "The Lazarus Crisis: Subjectivity, Language and Sacrifice in Cultural Narratives"

Xiaoning Lu, "Biopolitics and Cinema: Practices, Representations, and the Moulding of the Socialist Subject in China, 1949-1966"

2007

Emilia Bakola, "The Paranoiacs Who Knew Too Much: Postmodern Knowledge and Hollywood Cinema"

Hyo Kwang Kim: "In Search of a Past Future: Repoliticizing Asia American Identity and Culture"

Stephen M. Szolosi: "Labyrinthine Passages: The Reader through the Text"

Agnieszka Skrodzka-Bates: "Peripheral Modernity: Regional Identity in the Literature and Cinema in Eastern Central Europe"

Maya Lang: "The Hyperchondriac: Bodies in Protest from Herman Melville to Toni Morrison"

2006

Jennifer A. Albanese: "Propaganda and Aesthetics: The Modern Politics of Avant-Garde and Workers Culture"

2005

Andrea Fabry: "I'm Your Dream" Hungarian Modernism and the Dual Monarchy."

Michael Pittman: "G.I. Gurdjieff: Textualizations of Medieval Oral Storytelling and Modern Teachings on the Soul."

2004

Debbie Gilbert: “Articulating Identity in Literary Struggles Over Land: Helen Hunt Jackson, Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins, and María Amparo Ruiz de Burton.”

Steve Edwin: "Cultural Healing: Gender, Race, and Trauma in Literature of the Americas."

Chingling Wo: "Re-Orienting the British Enlightenment."

Raphael Dalleo: "From Anti-Colonial to Postcolonial: Authority and Masculinity in the Caribbean Literary Field."

2003

Andrew Slade: "The Force of the Sublime: Lyotard, Beckett, Duras."

David Anshen: "Reaching for the Real in a Period of Historical Absence. "

Cristina Mathews: "Home, Nation, and Novels of Domestic History."

Michael Janis: "Quixotic Exoticism: From Modernism to Multiculturalism."

2002

Youngjeen Choe: "Rethinking Time in the Cinematic Epistemology: Gilles Deleuze and the Cinema of Time."

Mary Diaz: "The Conflict Between the Novel and the Eastern Concept of the Private Self: The Literary Responses of Natsume Soseki and Mori O gai."

Stuart Kendall: "Implicating Others: Autobiography as Activism in Georges Bataille and William S. Burroughs."

Laury Silvers: "Tawlid in Early Sufism: The Life and Work of Abu Bakr al-Wasiti (d. ca. 320/932)"

Jong-In Kim: "Wonhyo and the Limits of Language"

2001

Tsung-yi Michelle Huang: "Amidst Slums and Skyscrapers: The Politics of Walking and the Ideology of Open Space in East Asian Global Cities"

Chi-she Li: "The Historical Imagination in the Age of Globalization"

Fusami Ogi: "Reading, Writing, and Female Subjectivity: Gender in Japanese Comics (Manga) for Girls (Shoujo)"

Maria Mercedes Andrade: "The Interior and Modernity: A Reading of Colombian Texts"

William Marderness: "How to Read a Myth, and the Case of Mythic Homeland Narratives"

Kathryn Kleypas: "Rewriting the Nation: Edna O'Brien, Patrick McCabe and the Second Wave of Modern Irish Fiction"

2000

Ritch Calvin: "A Feminism of Their Own: Escritoras mexicanas, Chicana Writers, and Autochthonous Feminisms"

Max Statkiewicz: "Teatrum Platonicum: New Perspectives on the Old Quarrel between Philosophy and the Theater"

1999

Yanmei Wei: "The Representation of Femininity and Mother-Daughter Relationships in Chinese Literature"

Mary Leming: "The Mine & The Mirror: Orpheus, Creativity, & the Denial of Death"

Cary Henderson: "Lidiia Chukovskaia and Christa Wolf: (Re)Writing History"

1998

Eleonora Maria Falco Scheuch: "Family Conversation in the Novel: Four Twentieth Century Women Writers"

Rosa Maria Juarbe Botella: "Framing Conflict and Opposition in the Medieval Spanish Sendebar"

Jin Young Park: "Deconstructive Framing: Son Buddhism and Postmodern Thought"

John Lutz: "Ethics and History: Moral Progress in Marx, Dostoevsky, and Camus"

1997

Isabel Hathorn: "The Liminality of the Hellenistic Prose Romance: Identity, Strategy and Context"

Suzanne Kaebnick: "Transgendered Subjects, Rewritten Gender: Prose and Politics of Liberation"

Salah Moukhlis: "The Subject of the Maghreb: Authenticity, Modernity, and Fictional Identity"

Evdokia Nikolaidou: "Narrativity and the Continuity of Experience in 20th Century Literature and Painting"

Leslie Hurley: "The Question of Gender in Contemporary Plays and Performances by Women"

Yi-Chun Lin: "Translating Cultures and Re-Writing Boundaries: Maxine Hong Kingston, Joy Kogawa and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha"

1996

Damian Ward Hey: "Divining the Gap: Postmodern Textuality in Rimbaud, Beckett and the Internet"

John Joseph Krapp: "An Aesthetics of Morality: Pedagogic Voice in Mann, Camus, Conrad, and Dostoevsky"

Ana Moran: "Medieval Amatory Discourses: Transgressive Lovers"

Aili Mu: "Mao Zedong's Aesthetic Ideology and Its Function"

Walter Mucher: "Self-Temporalizing the Self: Ontological Fictions of Spacetime"

Alla Rostovskyaya: "Neo-Classicism in Soviet Theater"

Luca Somigli: "Towards a Theory of the Avant-Garde Manifesto"

Yona Shapira: "A Postmodernist Reading of the Biblical Book of Ester: From Cultural Disintegration to Carnavalesque Texts"

Tamara M. Teale: "The Liberty-Genocide Paradox: American Indians in European and American Travel Literature, 1795 to 1991"

Kenneth John Alexander Wishnia: "Border Incidents: Narrative, Cultural Production and Translation in Twentieth-Century Ecuadorian and American Literature"

Events

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CAT Colloquium Series
Graduate Colloquium will take place on September 24, 2014 in the Humanities Institute - 1:00 - 2:20 p.m.

Liz Montegary - "Does It Run in the Family?": Health, Security, and the Future of LGBT Politics.

Michelle Ho - Tracing Triple Axels: Race, Femininities, and Japan's Women Figure Skaters.

November 5th - Details to follow

Fall 2014 CAT Graduate Conference

Topic: Endings
Date: Friday, November 21, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan 

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Co-Sponsored Events

September 18 - 20, 2014 -"Global Women’s Cinema Conference"   

September 23, 2014 - Poet, essayist and critic Vijay Seshadri, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.


October 22, 2014 -Provost’s Lecture Series - Ruth Bottigheimer "Fairy Tales and City Life: Literature and Society,Generic Shifts and Worldview Changes"           

The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature,  invites you to the conference: LATINO PEDAGOGIES: THEORIZING A TRANSNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

When: October 17th 9:45 to 5:30 P.M. Where: Poetry Center HUM2001


 

 

  News

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Department

New MA/PhD in Women's and Gender Studies

The Department is pleased to announce that the new MA/PhD program in Women's and Gender Studies has received official certification.  "Click here for more information"

Faculty

Raiford Guins "Punk archaeologists" explain that they went looking for more than just video-game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill.  

Nancy Hiemstra has been selected to receive the 2014 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

Robert Harvey has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor.

Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood is curating a film series at the IWM in Vienna.

Students


Beth Tsai has been selected to receive the 2014 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.


Kudos Newsletter 

July 2014


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