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Graduate English Doctoral Alumni

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2017
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation Where they are now

Jacqueline Marie Burek

Rita Copeland
Emily Steiner
Mending a Broken Chain: Continuous History and Literary Form in England and Wales, 1125-1450 Assistant Professor of Medieval Literature at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

Nesrine Chahine

(COML)
Jed Esty Marketplaces of the Modern: Egypt as Marketplace in Twentieth-Century Anglo-Egyptian Literature

Laura Finch

(COML)
James English Intimate Economies: Financial Citizenship and Literary Form in the Contemporary Novel Assistant Professor, English Dept, MIT

Chris Jimenez

James English The Exploding Globe: Scale and Catastrophe in Contemporary Anglophone Literature

Don James McLaughlin

Heather K. Love Infectious Affect: The Phobic Imagination in American Literature

Dianne Mitchell

Peter Stallybrass
Zachary Lesser
Unfolding Verse: Poetry as Correspondence in Early Modern England Junior Research Fellow, Queen's College, Oxford University

Kalyan Nadiminti

Josephine Park Difficult Work: The Politics of Counter-Professionalism in Post-1945 American Fiction Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Haverford College

Ana Schwartz

Max Cavitch Feeling Past Politics: Affection, Settlement, and the Disciplines of Civil Society in Early Anglo America, 1620-1682

Mary Zaborskis

Heather K. Love Erotics of Education: Queering Children in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Boarding Schools Senior Lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies at Vanderbilt University
2016
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation Where they are now

Monika Bhagat-Kennedy

Ania Loomba Imagining Bharat: Romance, Heroism, and Hindu Nationalism in the Bengali Novel, 1880-1920 Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Mississippi

Ashley Chang

Josephine Park
Charles Bernstein
Sensing Sounding: Close Listening to Experimental Asian American Poetry Vanguard

Alexander Devine

David Wallace
Emily Steiner
A Portable Feast: The Production and Use of the Thirteenth-Century Portable Bible 1200-1500 Sub-Librarian, The Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Lydia Yaitsky Kertz

David Wallace
Emily Steiner
Luxury, Aesthetics and Politics: The Social Lives of Medieval Romance Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellow in Medieval Studies, Fordham University

Alice Tweedy McGrath

Toni Bowers Patchwork Fictions: Imagining Intimacy Beyond the Marriage Plot Postdoctoral Fellow for Accessibility, Logistics & Access Services, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, University of Pennsylvania

Alan Niles

Peter Stallybrass Making English Memorial Literatures, 1500-1700 Lecturer, History and Literature department, Harvard University

Kelly Mee Rich

Jed Esty
Paul K. Saint-Amour
States of Repair: Institutions of Private Life in the Postwar Anglophone Novel Assistant Professor of English at Harvard University

Gabriel Sessions

(COML)
Jean-Michel Rabaté
Paul K. Saint-Amour
To Feel Thought as Immediately as a Rose: Philosophy, Modernism, and Utopian Collaborations

Laura Soderberg

David Kazanjian ‘Vicious Infants’: Antisocial Childhoods and the Politics of Population in Antebellum U.S. Literature Visiting Assistant Professor, Washington College

Christine Marie Woody

Michael Gamer Romantic Periodicals and the Invention of the Living Author Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania

Jason Zuzga

Charles Bernstein Uncanny World: Envisioning Nature in Documentary Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania
2015
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation Where they are now

Alyssa Connell

Toni Bowers
Michael Gamer
Paper Kingdom: Travel Literature, Chorography, and the Writing of Britain, 1660-1770 Assistant Director, Leadership Communications, Penn Museum

Neşe Lisa Devenot

(COML)
Charles Bernstein
Michael Gamer
Altered States/Other Worlds: Romanticism, Nitrous Oxide, and the Literary Prehistory of Psychedelia

Thomas Alan Dichter

Amy Kaplan Violent Convictions: Punishment, Literature, and the Reconstruction of Race Visiting Assistant Professor of Law Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College (2017-2018); Lecturer in English (starting spring 2018) and History and Literature (on leave 2017-2018), Harvard University

Jessica Hurley

Paul K. Saint-Amour Ground Zero at the City on a Hill: Apocalypse and the Politics of Form in the Nuclear Age Assistant Professor, Humanities Core: Reading Cultures, the University of Chicago

Aundeah Kearney

Thadious Davis Ambitious Confusion: Recovering the Unthought in Contemporary Memorials to the Antebellum South United States Army

A. Yumi Lee

David L. Eng
Josephine Park
Someone Else's War: Korea and the Post-1945 U.S. Racial Order Fellowship at the Center for the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Clifford Mak

(COML)
Jed Esty Virtuoso Beasts: Modernist Fables and the Vitality of Style

J. Bret Maney

(COML)
Rita Barnard Novels Wrecked by Success: American Fiction and the Problem of the Good Life: 1890-1940

Amy Paeth

Bob Perelman State Verse Culture: American Poets Laureate, 1945-2015 Fellow, Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing

Daniel Snelson

Charles Bernstein
Jean-Michel Rabaté
Variable Format: Media Poetics and the Little Database Assistant Professor of English, UCLA

Emma Stapely

Amy Kaplan Insurgent Remains: Afterlives of the American Revolution,1770-1820 Assistant Professor, University of California Riverside

Bronwyn V. Wallace

Margreta de Grazia Intimate Exegesis: Reading and Feeling in Early Modern Devotional Literature Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, English department
2014
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation Where they are now

Marina Bilbija

David Kazanjian Worlds of Color: Black Internationalism and the Periodical in the Age of Empire Postdoc Fellow, Center for Humanities, Tufts University

Beth Blum

Paul K. Saint-Amour Proverbial Modernism: Difficult Literature and the Self-Help Hermeneutic Assistant Professor of English, Harvard University

Julius B. Fleming, Jr.

Thadious Davis Staging Civil Rights: African American Literature, Performance, and Innovation University of Maryland, Assistant Professor (20th-Century/African American Literature)

Emily C. Gerstell

Melissa E. Sanchez Trafficking Women: Interest, Desire, and Early Modern English Drama Associate, McKinsey and Company

Jungha Kim

(COML)
David L. Eng Trauma of Empire: Violence, Minor Affect, and the Cold War Transpacific

Lucia Martinez

Peter Stallybrass Making a Solemn Note: The Music and Meter of English Reformation Psalms Reed College, Assistant Professor

Marissa Nicosia

Melissa E. Sanchez
Zachary Lesser
Historical Futures in Seventeenth-Century Literature Assistant Professor, Penn State Abington

Vaclav Paris

Jean-Michel Rabaté Everyday Epic: Evolution, Sexuality, and Modernist Narrative. CUNY, City College of New York

John Pollack

Peter Stallybrass Native American Words, Early American Texts Library Specialist, Public Services. Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Katie L. Price

Charles Bernstein 'The Tangential Point': Pataphysical Practice in Postwar Poetry Assistant Director for Co-Curricular Programming & Outreach, Swarthmore College

Philip Tsang

Jed Esty Untimely Citizens: Late Realism in Twentieth-Century British Literature Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

Marie Turner

David Wallace
Emily Steiner
Beyond Romance: Genre and History in England, 1066-1400 Director of the Rossell Hope Robbins Library and the Koller-Collins Center for English Studies at the River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.

Sunny Chen Yang

David L. Eng Fictions of Territoriality: Legal and Literary Narratives of US Imperial Contestation Zones, 1844-1914 Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University
2013
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation Where they are now

Rachel Banner

David Kazanjian Freedom's Bonds: Reconfiguring Formal Freedom in Antebellum U.S. Law and Literature Assistant Professor, West Chester University

Claire M. L. Bourne

Zachary Lesser 'A Play and No Play': Printing the Performance in Early Modern England Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University

Tekla Bude

David Wallace Musica Celestis: Mystical Song in Late Medieval England Assistant Professor of English, Oregon State University

Ashley L. Cohen

Ania Loomba
Suvir Kaul
'The Global Indies: Reading the Imaginative Geography of British Empire, 1763-1871.' Assistant Professor at Georgetown University

Asma el-Naser

(COML)
Rita Barnard Afterlives: Specters of the American Century in Post-WWII American and Arabic Literature

Jonathan Fedors

Bob Perelman Modern American Poetry and the Protestant Establishment Lecturer in English, Penn State

David Gardner

Nancy Bentley How Novels Act: The Dramaturgy of Nineteenth-Century American Fiction Phillips Academy in Andover

Kara Gaston

David Wallace
Rita Copeland
Chaucer's Formal Histories: Temporality and Intertextuality from the Italian Trecento to Troilus and Criseyde and The Canterbury Tales Assistant Professor; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor (UTSC), University of Toronto

Joseph Lavery

(COML)
Paul K. Saint-Amour Empire in a Glass Case: Japanese Beauty, British Culture, and Transnational Aestheticism

Phillip Maciak

Amy Kaplan Technologies of Belief: Christian Visions of U.S. Secularism, 1880-1930. Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University

Simran Thadani

Peter Stallybrass Penmanship in Print: English Copy-Books and their Makers, 1570-1763 Executive Director, Letterform Archive, San Francisco

Rafael Walker

Nancy Bentley
Wendy Steiner
Realism after Liberalism: Women, Desire, and the Modern American Novel Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Gregory Wolmart

Al Filreis Styles of Anarchic Will in Cold War American Literature Assistant Teaching Professor, Drexel University, Cinema and television; film history.
2012
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation Where they are now

David Alff

Toni Bowers British Writing and the Culture of Projection: 1660–1790 Assistant Professor, State University of New York, Buffalo

Suzanne L. Barnett

Stuart Curran
Michael Gamer
Romantic Paganism: Ecstasy and Excess in the Shelley Circle Visiting Assistant Professor, Manhattan College

Aliki Caloyeras

Bob Perelman H.D.: The Politics and Poetics of the Maternal Body

Sarah Dowling

Charles Bernstein Remote Intimacies: Multilingualism in Contemporary Poetry Assistant Professor, University of Washington Bothell

Shoshana Enelow

(COML)
Charles Bernstein Method Acting and the Limits of Identity in the Mid-century America

James J. Fiumara

Timothy Corrigan Grotesque Attractions: Genre History, Popular Entertainment, and the Origins of the Horror Film Assistant Professor - University of Colorado at Denver

Sarah Mantilla Griffin

Thadious Davis 'Hush Now Can You Hear It': Black Women's Sonic Literature

Katherine Bennett Gustafson

Stuart Curran
Michael Gamer
Coming of Age in the Eighteenth-Century Novel Indiana University Northwest (18th-Century/Children's Literature)

Jennifer Jahner

David Wallace Sacra Jura: Literature, Law, and Piety in the Era of Magna Carta Assistant Professor, Cal Tech.

Myra Lotto

Stuart Curran
Michael Gamer
The Rustic Mode in Britain, 1700-1900 Lecturer, York College, CUNY in New York, NY

Melanie Micir

James English Public Lives, Intimate Archives: Queer Biographical Practices in British Women's Writing Assistant Professor Washington University in Saint Louis

Christen Mucher

David Kazanjian Antiquity, Prehistory, Culture: American Narratives of the Distant Past, 1787-1867 Smith College, American Studies

Courtney Rydel

David Wallace Legendary Effects: Women Saints of the Legenda Aurea in England, 1260-1532 Assistant Professor, Washington College

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

Thadious Davis Interstitial Voices: The Poetics of Difference in Afrodiasporic Women's Literature Assistant Professor of English at Bryn Mawr College

Christopher Taylor

David Kazanjian Empire of Neglect: Caribbean Literature, British Liberalism, and New Works of Care, 1776-1888. Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
2011
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation Where they are now

Jarrett Anthony

Nancy Bentley "Higher Laws: The Making of Religion in Antebellum American Literature" House Assistant Dean of Flora Rose House, Cornell University

Julia Bloch

Bob Perelman Lyric After Epic: Gender and the Postwar Long Poem

Megan Cook

David Wallace The Poet and the Antiquaries: Renaissance Readers and Chaucerian Scholarship Assistant Professor, Colby College

Daniel DeWispelare

(COML)
Michael Gamer Textual Shibboleths: Anglophony, Authority, and Authenticity, 1753-1832

Jonathan Scott Enderle

Michael Gamer Novel Properties: Communication, Copyright and the British Novel, 1710-1774 Digital Humanities Specialist, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

S. Isabel Geathers

Thadious Davis Tragedy's Black Eye: Theorizing the Tragic in Contemporary African American Literature Senior Associate Director of the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) at Phillips Academy; Postdoctoral/ Teaching Fellow, Princeton University

Greta LaFleur

Max Cavitch
David Kazanjian
American Insides: Popular Narrative and the Historiography of Sexuality, 1674-1815 Yale University, Assistant Professor

Edward Lybeer

(COML)
Rita Barnard Transnational Modernism in the Americas: Mexican and US Culture in the 1920s and 1930s

William Nessly

Amy Kaplan Rewriting the Rising Sun: Narrative Authority and Japanese Empire in Asian American Literature Assistant Professor, West Chester University

Mearah Quinn-Brauner

James English Recovering the Conflicts: Memoirs of the Late-Twentieth Century American Literary Academy Assistant Director, Student Preparation, University of Chicago

Joshua Ratner

Max Cavitch "American Paratexts: Experimentation and Anxiety in the Early United States" William Penn Charter School (Philadelphia, PA)

Poulomi Saha

Ania Loomba "Revolutionary Desires: Gender and National Attachment in Colonial and Postcolonial Bengal" Assistant Professor of English, University of California, Berkley

Jill Shashaty

Amy Kaplan As If: Utopian Desire and the Imagination of History in Nineteenth-Century America Assistant Professor, Community College of Philadelphia

Lance Wahlert

(BIOL)
Heather K. Love The Clinical Gays and the Painful Reunion: Medical Spectatorship and Historiographical Practice in New Queer Cinema Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Thomas Ward

Margreta de Grazia Inside Voices of the English Renaissance Assistant Professor, US Naval Academy

Brandon T. Woods

Herman Beavers Dangerous Accumulations: Representing Black Rage in the Protest Era, 1936-1945 Wilmington Friends School (Wilmington, DE), Director, QUEST Center
2010
Alumnus Director(s) Title of Dissertation Where they are now

Todd Carmody

Heather K. Love Intentional Communities: The Public Life of Race in American Literature, 1925–1961 Mellon/Volkswagen Foundation Fellowship at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany

Urvashi Chakravarty

Peter Stallybrass Serving Like a Free Man: Labor, Liberty, and Consent in Early Modern English Drama George Mason University

John Connor

James English Mid-Century Romance: Modernist Afterlives of the Historical Novel Assistant Professor of English, Colgate University

Stephanie Elsky

Margreta de Grazia Time Out of Mind: The Poetics of Custom and Common Law in Early Modern England Assistant Professor of English, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Anna Foy

John Richetti
Suvir Kaul
Poetry and the Common Weal: Conceiving Civic Utility in British Poetics of the Long Eighteenth Century Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama Huntsville

Sarah Kerman

(COML)
Charles Bernstein Speaking for Americans: Modernist Voices and Political Representation, 1910-1940

Jeehyun Lim

Josephine Park Between Foreigners and Citizens: Bilinguals in Asian American and Latino Literature, 1960–2000 Assistant Professor of English, Denison University

Rachael Nichols

Amy Kaplan The Human Animal: Tangles in Science and Literature , 1870-1920 Visiting Assistant Professor in English, Skidmore College; Visiting Assistant Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania

Emily Ogden

Nancy Bentley The Science of Error: Mesmerism and American Fiction, 1784–1890 Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Greg Steirer

James English
Charles Bernstein
‘Raise the Black Flag’: The Neoliberal Aesthetic in 1970s Britain Assistant Professor, Dickinson College

Michelle Strizever

Charles Bernstein Visible Texture: Artists' Books, 1960–2010 Internship: Smithsonian Libraries, Washington D.C.