Final Public Orals
2018 - 2019
Popular Science and Modernist Poetry
Dissertation Advisers: Diana Fuss, Joshua Kotin, Meredith Martin
Shakespeare and the Spectacle of University Drama
Dissertation Advisers: Leonard Barkan, Jeff Dolven, Russ Leo, Nigel Smith
The dissertation is available for review in the Department of English office, 22 McCosh Hall.
The Sensation of Language: Jane Austen, William Wordsworth, Mary Shelley
Advisers: Claudia Johnson, Esther Schor, and Susan Wolfson
The Pace of Modern Fiction: A History of Narrative Movement in Modernity
Advisers: Rachel Bowlby, Maria DiBattista, and Lee Mitchell
Modernist Poetry and the Poetics of Temporality: Between Modernity and Coloniality
Advisers: Zahid Chaudhary, Simon Gikandi, Michael Wood
Pouring Eastward: Editing American Regionalism, 1890-1940
Dissertation Advisers: Maria DiBattista, William Gleason, Lee Mitchell
Tragic Resistance: Decolonization and Disappearance in Postcolonial Literature
Dissertation Advisers: Eduardo Cadava, Simon Gikandi, F.Nick Nesbitt
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)
Modern Fiction and its Phantoms
Advisers: Maria DiBattista, Diana Fuss, Joshua Kotin
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
Visible Plots, Invisible Realms
Advisers: Claudia Johnson, Sarah Rivett, Susan Wolfson
Being Property Once Myself: In Pursuit of the Animal in 20th Century African American Literature
Advisers: Anne Cheng, William Gleason, Imani Perry
The Trauma Hero and the Lost War: World War II, American Literature, and the Politics of Trauma, 1945-1975
Dead Letters: The Afterlife Before Religion
Dissertation available for review in 22 McCosh Hall.
"Irrational Actors: Literature and Logic in Early Modern England"
"A Way of Seeing: Modernism, Illustration, and Postcolonial Literature"
"Romanticism and the Aesthetics of Modern Transport"
"Fascinated Moderns: The Attentions of Modern Fiction"
"Gadgetry: New Media and the Fictional Imagination"
"Recovering Global Women's Travel Writings from the Modern Period: An Inquiry Into Genre and Narrative Agency"
"The Self Unenclosed: A New Literary History of Pragmatism, 1890-1940"
"Material Losses: Urban Ephemera in Contemporary American Literature and Culture"