Dissertations Recently Defended
Tadahiko Haga, "Translating Contemporary Japanese Culture: Novels and Animation"
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"
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"
Amer Latif, "Qur'anic Narrative and Sufi Hermeneutics: Rumi's Interpretations of Pharaoh's Character"
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"
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"
Jennifer A. Albanese: "Propaganda and Aesthetics: The Modern Politics of Avant-Garde and Workers Culture"
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."
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."
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."
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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CAT Colloquium Series
Graduate Student Colloquium
23 April 2014
Q/F/T Inaugural Lecture, Heather Love " Queer Method and the Postwar History of Sexuality Studies"
23 April 2014
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Brooke Belisle, a 2013 New Faculty Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies will join the department next year. "Click here for more information"
New MA/PhD in Women's and Gender Studies
Raiford Guins new book "Game After" will be published in February 2014 with MIT Press.