Final Public Orals

Past Events

2017-2018

Aug 29
Javier Padilla, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 11: 00 AM

Modernist Poetry and the Poetics of Temporality: Between Modernity and Coloniality

Advisers:  Zahid Chaudhary, Simon Gikandi, Michael Wood

2016-2017

Jun 02
Carolina Alvarado, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 3: 00 PM

Pouring Eastward: Editing American Regionalism, 1890-1940

Dissertation Advisers:  Maria DiBattista, William Gleason, Lee Mitchell

May 30
Anjuli T. Gunaratne, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 1: 30 PM

Tragic Resistance: Decolonization and Disappearance in Postcolonial Literature

Dissertation Advisers: Eduardo Cadava, Simon Gikandi, F.Nick Nesbitt

May 23
Eric Glover, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 11: 00 AM

By and About:  An Antiracist History of the Musicals and the Antimusicals of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston

Advisers:  Daphne Brooks (Yale), Valerie Smith (Swarthmore), Stacy Wolf, William Gleason (reader)

Mar 14
Harriet Calver, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 2: 30 PM

Modern Fiction and its Phantoms

Advisers:  Maria DiBattista, Diana Fuss, Joshua Kotin

2015-2016

May 20
Francisco Robles, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 10: 00 AM

Migrant Modalities: Radical Democracy and Intersectional Praxis in American Literatures, 1923-1976

Advisers: Daphne Brooks (Yale), Valerie Smith (Swarthmore), Alexandra Vazquez (NYU), Kinohi Nishikawa (reader), Department of English, Princeton University

May 17
Daniel J. Johnson, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 11: 00 AM

Visible Plots, Invisible Realms

Advisers: Claudia Johnson, Sarah Rivett, Susan Wolfson

May 13
Joshua B. Bennett, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 11: 00 AM

Being Property Once Myself: In Pursuit of the Animal in 20th Century African American Literature

Advisers: Anne Cheng, William Gleason, Imani Perry

Dec 18
Roy W. Scranton, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 10: 00 AM

The Trauma Hero and the Lost War: World War II, American Literature, and the Politics of Trauma, 1945-1975

2014-2015

Sep 30
Emily K. Vasiliauskas, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 2: 00 PM

Dead Letters: The Afterlife Before Religion

Dissertation available for review in 22 McCosh Hall.

2013-2014

May 13
James Rutherford, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall (Note Room Change) 4: 30 PM

"Irrational Actors: Literature and Logic in Early Modern England"

Sep 12
Emily Hyde, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 10: 30 AM

"A Way of Seeing: Modernism, Illustration, and Postcolonial Literature"

Aug 29
Ivan Ortiz, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Romanticism and the Aesthetics of Modern Transport"

Aug 27
Yaron Aronowicz, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 12: 30 PM

"Fascinated Moderns: The Attentions of Modern Fiction"

Aug 27
Grant Wythoff, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 10: 00 AM

"Gadgetry: New Media and the Fictional Imagination"

2012-2013

Jun 13
Anitha Ramachandran, Department of English, Princeton University
Hinds Library, Room B14, McCosh Hall 11: 00 AM

"Recovering Global Women's Travel Writings from the Modern Period: An Inquiry Into Genre and Narrative Agency"

Jan 16
John T. Reuland, Department of English, Princeton University
40 McCosh Hall 3: 00 PM

"The Self Unenclosed: A New Literary History of Pragmatism, 1890-1940"

Dec 13
Sarah L. Wasserman Department of English Princeton University
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

"Material Losses: Urban Ephemera in Contemporary American Literature and Culture"

Oct 22
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall 3: 30 PM
John Labella Final Public Oral Exam
Aug 23
Ellen Smith, Department of English Princeton Universtity
McCosh 40 2: 00 PM