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Hannah Alpert-Abrams

Graduate student

halperta@gmail.com  |  FAC 16

Interests

  Interests: twentieth century literature, archives, colonial Mexico, translation, digital humanities

Sarah (Pearl) Brilmyer

Graduate student

s.pearl.brilmyer@mail.utexas.edu

Interests

  the 19th-century novel and literary sketch, the history of German philosophy and science, and 21st-century digital literacies.

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Kimberly Canuette Grimaldi

Graduate student

kcgrimaldi@utexas.edu

Interests

  Arabic Literature, Persian Literature, Disability Studies, Digital Humanities

Zainab Cheema

Graduate student

zebun82@gmail.com

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Fu-Ying (Flora) Chuang

Graduate student

fchuang@mail.utexas.edu

Interests

  Modern Chinese Literature and Film, Contemporary Chinese Cinema, Popular Culture in East Asia.

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Yekaterina Cotey

Graduate student

ycotey@mail.utexas.edu

Interests

  My research interests include the works of Alexander Pushkin and Fyodor Dostoevsky, English and Russian novel in the 19th century, English and Russian folklore and folk superstition, interconnection of literature and folklore, the 19th century popular journalism, representations of uncanny children, everyday life in Victorian England.

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Jamila Davey

Graduate student

jdavey@utexas.edu

Education   

M.A in Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas

Interests

  Classical and modern Arabic literature, Islamic studies, narratives of Islam, gender studies, Francophone literature in Islamic contexts.

John Destafney

Graduate student

Interests

  My research interests center on intersections between literature and continental philosophy with particular emphasis on Brazilian literature, Drama, and the long nineteenth century.

Heather Eure

Graduate student

Interests

  Nineteenth-Century French and British Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Art History, Fashion Studies, Women's and Gender Studies 

Jonathan Fleck

Graduate student

Interests

  I study literary modernisms, especially in poetry, focusing on Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and the United States.  As an offshoot of the cross-cultural nature of this study, I study the theory and practice of literary translation. 

Marina Flider

Graduate student

marina.flider@gmail.com

Interests

  My interests include Russian and Hebrew literature and cultural studies focused on kitsch, media and violence.

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Michael Flynn

Graduate student

Interests

  Combat trauma narratives and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Renaissance literature (English and Italian), Chinese Classical poetry, psychology, critical theory, Spanish literature.

Francisca Folch-Couyoumdjian

Graduate student

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Cynthia Francica

Graduate student

Dustin Hixenbaugh

Graduate student

dustyh@utexas.edu  |  FAC 16

Interests

  19th & 20th century; literature and culture of the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Brazil; theories of gender, the archive, and transamerican cultural relations; romanticism; realism; country music; education

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Roanne Kantor

Graduate student

Roannekantor@gmail.com

Education   

PhD, University of Texas

Interests

  Latin American and South Asian 20th century literature. Comparative aesthetics in Anglophone writing from India and Hindi literary and popular sources

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Julianna Leachman

Graduate student

Interests

  19th and 20th century Russian literature; literature of the American South; space and place; the body

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Katie Logan

Graduate student

katielogan@utexas.edu

Interests

  Contemporary Arabic literature; literatures of travel, exile, loss and memory

Martino Lovato

Graduate student

Interests

  I am interested in the modern Mediterranean. I focus on orientalism and the post-colonial in Arabic, French and Italian literatures, paying particular attention to the intersections between aesthetics and historiography.

Amanda Moore

Graduate student

amanda.moore@sjsu.edu  |  HRH 4.150

Miguel Santos-Neves

Graduate student

Interests

  I am interested in representations of the plantation home in the Americas during the modernist period and in representations of miscegenation in American and Brazilian literature during the 19th and 20th century.

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Nika Setek

Graduate student

setekn@utexas.edu

Interests

  My interests include medieval literature, Spanish Golden Age, dystopian fiction, science fiction and medievalism. I work primarily in Spanish and English.

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Maryam Shariati

Graduate student

Interests

  Contemporary English and Persian Literature, Diaspora Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Film Studies

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Kaitlin Shirley

Graduate student

kshirley@utexas.edu

Interests

  The French and Russian novel in the long nineteenth century, with a focus on confession and transgression, Dostoevsky, and Rousseau.

Jayita Prashant Sinha

Graduate student

Interests

  Women's Writing, Folk Art, Mystic Traditions in Medieval England and India, Christianity and Hinduism.

Mark Smith

Graduate student

ctidmark@gmail.com

Frank Strong

Graduate student

Interests

  Music and Archive in Literature; 20th Century Latin American literature; African American Literature; James Joyce

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Fatma Tarlaci

Graduate student

ftarlaci@mail.utexas.edu

Interests

  19th - 20th century British Literature, Contemporary Turkish Literature, Identity Politics, Orientalism, World Literature and translation studies

Bhavya Tiwari

Graduate student

bhavyatiwari@utexas.edu

Interests

  Translation, Comparative and World literature, Latin American and South Asian Parallels, Poetry, Literary Theory

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Mehdi Torabian

Graduate student

mehdi.torabian@utexas.edu

Interests

  Early modern drama, Iranian contemporary drama, new historicism

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Raelene Wyse

Graduate student

Interests

  My research interests include Latin American Jewish Studies, 20th and 21st-century Latin American literature, women's and gender studies, nationalism, race and ethnicity.

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Nathaniel Zingg

Graduate student

nat.zingg@gmail.com

Interests

  avant-garde poetics; surrealism; Latin American modernismo; film and media studies; Gertrude Stein; Federico García Lorca; David Foster Wallace

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