Graduate Students

Aakre

Lindsey Aakre

Graduate Student

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. Read more about Lindsey Aakre

Manuel Azuaje Alamo

Manuel Azuaje Alamo

Graduate Student


Research Fields: Classical and Modern Japanese Literature, Hispano American Literature (Castilian and Lusophone), Translation Theory, Chinese and Korean modern literature and languages.

Nina Begus

Nina Begus

Graduate Student

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. Read more about Nina Begus

Francesca Bellei

Francesca Bellei

Graduate Student

Research Fields: Migration and diaspora studies; postcolonial literature (mostly Anglophone & Francophone) and theory; women and gender studies; bilingualism; sociolinguistics; questions of identity and nationhood, particularly Mediterranean; Latin and Ancient Greek literature and philosophy, Italian literature, contemporary fiction and creative writing. Read more about Francesca Bellei

Fangdai Chen

Fangdai Chen

Graduate Student

Research Fields: English, French, German and Chinese literatures since the late 19th century, modernism and postmodernism, poetry and poetics, philosophy of language (Derrida, Wittgenstein), literary theory, European and East Asian intellectual history, politics and literature, translation studies 

Aisha Dad-Van Veldhuizen

Aisha Dad-Van Veldhuizen

Graduate Student

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.

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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). Read more about Matylda Figlerowicz