Undergraduate Tutorial Board

Aakre

Lindsey Aakre

Graduate Student
Tutorial Board Teaching Fellow

Research Fields: Comparative poetics, Classical Chinese poetry, early modern lyric consciousness, folk and fairy tales, "World Literature" and the humanities. My dissertation is on eleventh-century Chinese poets and the practice of poetic modeling.

Nina Begus

Nina Begus

Graduate Student
Tutorial Board Teaching Fellow

Research Fields: Modernist fiction (anglophone, francophone, Austrian, Balkan); the Habsburg myth; ancient Greece; world literature; narrative theory; music; film; artificial life, human vs. non-human; medical humanities, science writing; islands and utopias; Pacific literature; Tocharian, Sanskrit, and Chinese tales of the Silk Road.

Aisha Dad-Van Veldhuizen

Aisha Dad-Van Veldhuizen

Graduate Student
Tutorial Board Teaching Fellow

Research Fields: Greek, Persian and Latin literature; Greek epic and tragedy; Persian epic; Latin epic; Urdu folklore and Dastan literature; oral poetics; performance studies; ancient Greek music; mythology; history and legend of Alexander the Great; themes: travel, kinship, heroes; allegory; Arthurian legend; medieval, renaissance and pre-modern epic (Dante, Milton, Tale of Genji); 19th-(20th) century American literature (Poe, Faulkner, Twain); magical realism; postmodernism.

Matylda Figlerowicz

Matylda Figlerowicz

Graduate Student
Tutorial Board Teaching Fellow

Research Fields: Affect theory, biopolitics, memory studies, queer theory; questions of bilingualism, exile, displacements, Otherness, and cosmopolitism; 20th/21st century literatures of Spain and Latin America (in different languages spoken there); art history and visual studies (especially performance and body art).

Ernie Mitchell

Ernie Mitchell

Graduate Student in African and African American Studies
Tutorial Board Teaching Fellow

Research Fields:The Black Renaissance (Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, Alain Locke, etc.); American Expatriate Modernism (Lost Generation, Black Writers in Paris); Phenomenology (Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Fanon); Walter Benjamin

Serge Ryappo

Serge Ryappo

Graduate Student

Research Fields: Comparative visual and media studies; the digital and the virtual; materiality, text and texture; film theory; modernism and the avant-gardes; spectatorship, affect, and emotion; fashion theory; continental philosophy; aesthetics; art history; corporeality and performance; space theory and disorientation; urbanism and technology; architectural theory; psychoanalysis; the renaissance; trauma and memory studies; translation; Nabokov; Beckett.

Kylie Sago

Kylie Sago

Graduate Student in Romance Languages and Literatures
Tutorial Board Teaching Fellow

Research Fields: 19th century French literature; postcolonical studies; affect theory; disgust.

Hudson Vincent

Hudson Vincent

Graduate Student
Tutorial Board Teaching Fellow

Research Fields:  Early modern literature, aesthetics, philosophy, and science; the Renaissance; the Baroque; classical literature (Greek and Latin); Hellenistic poetry; Augustan poetry; classical philosophy and oratory; epic; art history; philology; continental philosophy; post-45 French theory; cultural studies; history of literary theory (classical to postmodern)