Show The Graduate Center Menu
 
 

Students


Xhuli Agolli
Previous College / University attended: St. John’s College, NM; New School for Social Research, NY
Areas of Concentration: Ancient & Modern drama, psychoanalytic theory, Early German Romanticism, psychological Novel, 19-20th C. French Literature, Phenomenology, Kierkegaardian psychology, contemporary Albanian poetry
Languages and Literatures: Albanian, English, French, Italian, Spanish (reading knowledge)
Country of origin: Albania/USA

Khaled Al hilli
Areas of Concentration: modernism and translation studies; Arabic literature; postcolonial studies
Languages and Literatures: English, Arabic

Ashna Ali
Previous College / University attended: Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
Areas of Concentration: Globalization and Diaspora, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality, Film and Television, Genre Studies, American Studies, Italian Studies.
Languages and Literatures: English, Italian, Bengali, Spanish, French
Country of origin: Bangladesh / Italy
Publications: “The Order of Things: Games of Agency and Fate in Giancarlo de Cataldo’s I Traditori,” La Fusta, Journal of Italian Literature and Culture, Vol. 22 “Devotion/ Devozione,” (Fall 2014) 

Luca Ambrogiani
Previous College / University attended: Università degli Studi di Urbino “Carlo Bo”
Areas of Concentration: the supernatural and fantastique in literature; detective fiction; horror and weird fiction; H.P. Lovecraft; pulp fiction; late Victorian literature; Gothic literature; horror in contemporary media;
Degree awarded: (B.A. 2011; M.A. 2014)
Languages and Literatures: English, French, Italian
Country of origin: Italy
Publications:

  •  “Empty, white apocalypse: the spatial and linguistic End of the World in Edgar Allan Poe and Howard Phillips Lovecraft,” in Poe, Grabiński, Ray, Lovecraft: Visions, correspondences, transitions, eds. K. Gadomska, A. Loska. Katowice: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego (forthcoming).
  • “Un’analisi sonora dell’oscurità: The Music of Erich Zann e altri racconti di Howard Phillips Lovecraft,” in Prospettive sonore: percezione e mediazione, eds. A. Calanchi, A. Laquidara. Giulianova: Galaad Edizioni (2016), pp. 57-74.


Kelly Aronowitz
Areas of Concentration: erotic literature; porn studies; film and television studies
Languages and Literatures: Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, German
Country of origin: Mexico
Publications:
  • la espera: seducción de las bellas durmientes. Textofilia, 2010.
  • Estio en la canícula. Editorial Abismos, 2012.


Carol Ann Bärtges
Previous College / University attended: Williams College: B.A. English/Drama, NYU: M.A., M.Phil. English, Grad Center: M.Phil​ - ​Comp Lit
Areas of Concentration: Early German Romanticism
Languages and Literatures: German and French
Country of origin: USA
Publications:
  • ​"​The Journey In; the Journey Out​."​ Renewal Magazine (2010)
  • Education as an Art, Co-Editor, 75th Anniversary Edition (2004)
  • "​English Literature as a Moral Education​."​ Renewal Magazine (2003)

Profession:

  • Educator: Comp Lit​. - Rudolf Steiner School, NYC
  • Leadership Council​ member of the Association of Waldorf Education of North America

Presentations of Academic Papers:

  • Romanticism in the City: The Urban Landscape in Rousseau
  • International Conference on Romanticism, Grad Center, NYC, 2009


Fabio Battista
Previous College / University attended: Università di Roma "La Sapienza" (B.A. 2009; M.A. 2012)
Areas of Concentration: Early Modern English and Italian literature; Cultural History; Theory of Literary Genres; History and Literature
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English, French, Latin
Country of origin: Italy
Publications:
  • Clizia Carminati e Stefano Villani (a cura di), Storie inglesi. L’Inghilterra vista dall’Italia tra storia e romanzo (XVII sec.), Edizioni della Normale, Pisa, 2011. Book review, Status Quaestionis, (5) 2013.
  • “Spiritual Autobiography in Seventeenth-Century England. Trends in Literary History and Criticism, 1948 – 2012.” Status Quaestionis, (3) 2012.
  • La parole antérieure. Giraudoux, Électre e la riscrittura del mito.” Laboratorio Critico, (3) 2012.
  • La vie humaine commence de l’autre côté du désespoir. La lezione di Macbeth ne Les Mouches.” Laboratorio Critico, (2) 2012.
  • “Cronaca del Monastero delle Clarisse di Perugia.” Brill Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle (forthcoming).
  • “Ricordanze del Monastero di Santa Lucia in Foligno (1424 – 1786).” Brill Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle (forthcoming).


Joseph Boisvere
Previous College / University attended: University of Massachusetts
Areas of Concentration: Screen Studies, Critical Theory, Modernist/Postmodernist Literature, Translation Studies, Poetry
Degree awarded: BA Linguistics
Languages and Literatures: English, Spanish, and French

Carlo Bottone
Areas of Concentration: Latin and Italian Literature
Languages and Literatures: Italian, Latin, Spanish
Country of origin: Italy
Publications:
  • Sideshadowing in Virgil's Aeneid, Erga-Logoi 2015 (forthcoming)


Anick Boyd
Areas of Concentration: French and Anglophone modernist novel; Louis Ferdinand Celine; 20th century American literature
Languages and Literatures: French, German

Nicholas Brown
Previous College / University attended: Duquesne University; Swarthmore College
Areas of Concentration: 20th C. French philosophy, literary theory, psychoanalysis, Marxism; British Romantic poetry; 20th-21st C. South American fiction; Television and narrative studies.
Degree awarded: M.A., Philosophy; B.A., Philosophy
Languages and Literatures: English, French, Spanish
Country of origin: United States

Mary Claire Brunelli
Previous College / University attended: Williams College, Columbia University
Areas of Concentration: Modernism and Romanticism, 19th C. French Poetry and Novel, Victorian Novel, M. Proust, V. Woolf, feminist literature, gender and sexuality, urban studies, narrative theory
Degree awarded: BA (French & English), MA (French & Romance Philology)
Languages and Literatures: English, French, Italian
Country of origin: USA

Christopher Campbell
Previous College / University attended: University of Cincinnati
Degree awarded: M.A., B.S.
Languages and Literatures: French, Spanish, Japanese, Russian
Country of origin: United States

Gray Campbell
Areas of Concentration: Early modern drama, animal studies.
Languages and Literatures: French, English
Publications:
Scholarship:
"Rosalind Among the Cony-Catchers" (Notes & Queries, December 2015)

Drama:
"Runaway Fingers" (Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism, October 2015)

Tom Carlson
Previous College / University attended: The Evergreen State College
Areas of Concentration: French and German Romantics, Decadents, and Early Modernists. Phenomenology, Extra-Morality, Aesthetics, Subjectivity, Rilke's Birds, the Orpheus myth, and Maurice Blanchot's Death of the Author
Degree awarded: BA
Languages and Literatures: French, German, English
Publications: “Commitments that Transcend the Parenthesis,” The Humanities Circle ed. Prasad Pannian (Kerala, India: Central University of Kerala, 2016).

“An Origin to Doing.” Inkwell vol. 10, ed. Thane Fay (Olympia, WA: The Evergreen State College, 2015), 52.
 

Nora Carr
Areas of Concentration: narrative; temporality; history; memory; 20th century French and Latin American literature
Languages and Literatures: French, Spanish

Jin Chang
Areas of Concentration: 18th and 19th century English novel; 19th century European realist fiction; 19th century Russian novel; narratology
Languages and Literatures: Korean, Russian

Anna Chichi
Previous College / University attended: University of Bologna
Areas of Concentration: Contemporary narratives, politically committed writers, intellectuals and the ruling power, political terrorism and the years of lead. More specifically authors such as Pasolini, Fallaci, and Sciascia
Degree awarded: (B.A. 2013; M.A. 2015)
Languages and Literatures: Italian, Latin, English
Country of origin: Italy

Frederic Colier
Areas of Concentration: Critical Theory, Post-existentialism, film and media studies, social philosophy, ecology, experimental and philosophical novel.
Languages and Literatures: English, French, Spanish, Catalan, Russian

James Curly-Egan
Areas of Concentration: psychoanalysis; logic; structuralism
Languages and Literatures: French, Spanish

Sherence de Jongh
Previous College / University attended: Trinity College, University of Amsterdam
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: Dutch, German, French, Afrikaans, Papiamentu
Country of origin: Netherlands

Serena Del Pont
Areas of Concentration: Renaissance literature; foreign language acquisition
Languages and Literatures: Italian, French

Sarah Denaci
Previous College / University attended: Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Brown University
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: Spanish, Italian, French
Country of origin: United States

Nicole Fennimore
Areas of Concentration: medieval studies; lyric poetry
Languages and Literatures: French, Latin

Laura Rita Feola (Visco)
Previous College / University attended: University of Rome, La Sapienza
Areas of Concentration: 20th and 21st century Italian literature and poetry, women studies, feminist theology, literature and religion
Languages and Literatures: Italian, German, French
Country of origin: Italy
Publications:
  • Review of Maria Famà, Mystics in the Family, Forum Italicum, Fall 2014
  • Review of Monica Bisi, Poetica della metamorfosi e poetica della conversione: scelte formali e modelli del divenire nella letteratura. Forum Italicum, Spring 2014.


Matilde Fogliani
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

Emilia Gambardella
Previous College / University attended: Smith College
Degree awarded: B.A. High Honors-Italian Studies
Languages and Literatures: Italian
Country of origin: United States

Nataliya Gavrilova
Areas of Concentration: interactions in 20th century Russian and Anglo-American literature, especially Joseph Brodsky's poetry; modernism and postmodernism; translation studies
Languages and Literatures: English, Russian, French

Anke Geertsma
Areas of Concentration: trauma and memory; postmodernism; contemporary literature and film; world literature and pedagogy
Languages and Literatures: Dutch, Frisian, English, German, French
Country of origin: Netherlands
Publications:
  • “Making it Work: Aesthetics and Affect in Dave Eggers’s What is the What.” Academic Quarter: The Aesthetics of Human Rights 5 (2012).
  • “Redefining Trauma Post 9/11: Freud’s Talking Cure and Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” Aspeers: Emerging Voices in American Studies 4 (2011).


Alberto Gelmi
Previous College / University attended: University of Milan
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: Italian, German, Latin
Country of origin: Italy

Carolina Gonzalez
Areas of Concentration: intersection of modernism; ekstasis; religion and rupture in 19th and 20th century Latin American literature; early Renaissance devotional literature and political treatises
Languages and Literatures: Spanish, Italian

Joe Goodale
Previous College / University attended: Brown University
Degree awarded: B.A.
Languages and Literatures: German, Spanish
Country of origin: United States

Yulia Greyman
Areas of Concentration: 19th and 20th century and contemporary literature; cognitive approaches to literature; fantastic and religious narratives; processes of belief and suspension of disbelief; consciousness and memory
Languages and Literatures: English, Russian, French
Country of origin: Ukraine
Publications:
  • "Kidding Ourselves" by Joseph T. Hallinan Chicago Tribune, May 23, 2014.
  • "In the Land of the Free Brain" Open Letters Monthly, April 1, 2014.
  • “Book Review: An Impenetrable Screen of Purest Sky” Open Letters Monthly, Sept. 6, 2013.
  • “A Prose Piece for Your Gaps: Robert Walser's Short Works” Open Letters Monthly, Sept. 1, 2013.
  • “In Prague on an Errand” Open Letters Monthly, Aug. 1, 2013.
  • Why Do We Care about Literary Characters? by Blakey Vermeule (review). Literature and Medicine 30(2), 378-382. The Johns Hopkins University Press. Fall 2012.


Jennifer Haller
Areas of Concentration: philosophy of literature; intersections between literature/philosophy and the arts; melancholia; reverie; Romanticism; 19th and 20th century literature
Languages and Literatures: English, German, Spanish

Zheng He
Areas of Concentration: British and German romanticism; religious studies; early American literature
Languages and Literatures: English, Chinese, German

Michael Healy
Previous College / University attended: Boston University
Areas of Concentration: Lit. of Americas; transatlantic modernism; lit. & art; film; cities; belief; Iberian lit; Irish lit.; translation; Romanticism; S. de Oro; Whitman; Wharton; Pessoa; Stevens; Valéry; Borges; Al-Andalus
Degree awarded: B.S., Ed.M. in English Education
Languages and Literatures: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Country of origin: USA

Yu-Yun Hsieh
Areas of Concentration: American Literature, Film Studies, American Studies, literary theory and criticism, adaptation, translation
Languages and Literatures: Chinese, English, French
Publications:

“The Matter of Forking Consequences: Translating Saint-Exupéry’s Little Prince” World Literature Today Blog, January 31, 2017.

““Performing David Bowie: Grotesque Figurations from Performance to Only Lovers Left Alive” (“飾演・大衛鮑伊:從《迷幻演出》到《噬血戀人》的詭態外來生物”). Fa: Film Appreciation Journal, Vol. 34 No. 3-4 (July-December, 2016), pp. 4-9.  Print.                    
 
“Man of Outlying Islands: On Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima” (“離島的人:克林伊斯威特的硫磺島二部曲”).  Fa: Film Appreciation Journal.  Vol. 33, No. 3 (Fall 2015), pp. 17-19. Print.       

“Eileen Chang’s Changes: from Love in Redland to Naked EarthOpen Letters Monthly, August 1, 2015.
 
“324: Dispatches from Taipei.” n+1 online, March 27, 2014.
 
Book Translation:

Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 (Unitas Publishing, 2014).《第四十九號拍賣物》(聯合文學出版社 , 2014).



Martin Jensen
Previous College / University attended: University of Virginia, University of Copenhagen
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: French,German, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian
Country of origin: Denmark

Selin Kalostyan
Languages and Literatures: English, Turkish, Armenian, French

Evan Knight
Previous College / University attended: New York University, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: Spanish, French
Country of origin: United States

John Knight
Previous College / University attended: Colorado College
Degree awarded: B.A.
Languages and Literatures: Spanish, Ancient Greek, French
Country of origin: United States

Chelsea Largent
Previous College / University attended: M.A. French Literature - NYU
Areas of Concentration: 19th century French & English literature; decadence; Rachilde; Baudelaire; gender theory; the feminist archive; feminist labor mvts in 19th century France; French & German philosophy; critical theory.
Languages and Literatures: French, English
Country of origin: USA

Serafina Lawrence
Languages and Literatures: English, French, Spanish

Shinae Lee
Areas of Concentration: ethics; religious history; trauma and memory; postcolonial studies; cultural and media studies; contemporary mythology; critical theory; political theory
Languages and Literatures: Korean, French

Ariel Leutheusser
Previous College / University attended: University of Toronto
Areas of Concentration: critical theory, modernism, postmodernism, 20th century american literature, literary nonfiction, film, photography, psychoanalysis, queer theory
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: German, French
Country of origin: Canada

Jonathan Liebembuk
Areas of Concentration: literary and critical theories; intersections of philosophy and literature; intellectual history
Languages and Literatures: English, Spanish, French, Hebrew, German

Leah Light
Areas of Concentration: 19th century American literature; the novel; paranoia; psychological realism; cognition; theory of mind; ghost stories
Languages and Literatures: English, French, Spanish, Latin

Zachary Lloyd
Previous College / University attended: New School, Hastings College
Areas of Concentration: German, French, Italian
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Country of origin: United States

Basil Lvoff Василий Львов
Areas of Concentration: (Russian) Formalism; other literary theories from 1920s Russia; Distant Reading; literary evolution; poetics; essayism; documentary literature; theories of humor; translation
Languages and Literatures: English, Russian, French, Italian
Country of origin: Russia
Publications: “A Hunt for Sunbeams” [Okhota na solnechnykh zaichikov]. Zvezda 1 (2017). https://zvezdaspb.ru/index.php?page=8&nput=2918 (Zvezda is the oldest Russian literary journal. “A Hunt for Sunbeams” is a collection of my essays devoted, among other things, to  aesthetics.)

A collection of translations of the poems by Robert Rozhdestvensky, Konstantin Balmont, Afanasy Fet, Fedor Tyutchev, and Ivan Turgenev. National Translation Month (2017). Forthcoming.

“Young Eikhenbaum” [Molodoi Eikhenbaum]. Voprosy Literatury 6 (2016): 48-65. Print. (Voprosy Literatury [Problems of Literature] is a leading Russian and an internationally acclaimed peer-reviewed journal.)

“When Theory Entered the Market: The Russian Formalists’ Non-Marxian Approach to Mass Culture.” Ulbandus Review, Vol. 17, A Culture of Institutions / Institutions of Culture (2016): 65-85. Print.

Basil Lvoff et al. “Indictment or Endorsement? Leviathan in Putin’s Russia. An Ulbandus Roundtable.” Ulbandus Online, 12 Feb. 2016. Web.

Brodsky, Joseph. “For School-Age Children.” Trans. Basil Lvov. Inventory 5 (2015): 4-5. Print.

“Merry Formalism” [Veselyi formalizm]. Homo Legens 4 (2015): 154-163. Print.

“Viktor Shklovsky’s Petersburg: Magazine as a Feuilleton” [“Peterburg” V. Shklovskogo: Zhurnal kak fel’eton]. Mediaalmanac 5 (2014): 74–83. Print. (Mediaalmanac is an academic peer-reviewed journal of Moscow State University.)

“Andrei Bely and Boris Eikhenbaum: ‘Along the Lines of Journal Scholarship’” [Andrei Belyi i Boris Eikhenbaum: Po linii zhurnal’noi nauki]. Mediaalmanac 6 (2013): 128–136. Print.

“By Way of Dispute” [V diskussionnom poriadke]. Voprosy Literatury 2 (2012): 9–29. Print. (The article is on Viktor Shklovsky and the Russia avant-garde.)

“Andrei Bely and Boris Eikhenbaum: Along the Lines of Journal Criticism” [Andrei Belyi i Boris Eikhenbaum: Po linii zhurnal’noi kritiki]. 100 Years of Russian Formalism: International Congress. Eds. Vyacheslav V. Ivanov et al. Moscow: Institute of Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2013. 175–176. Print.

“Automatized Defamiliarization: A Critical Essay” [Avtomatizovannoe ostranenie: Kriticheskoe esse]. Zhurnalistika i kul’tura russkoi rechi 1 (2013): 58–65. Print. (Zhurnalistika i kul’tura russkoi rechi [Journalism and the Culture of Russian Speech] is an academic journal of Moscow State University.)

“Canon Formation in its Relation to Strangeness: Russian Formalism and Harold Bloom” [Literaturnyi kanon i poniatie strannosti: Russkii formalizm i Kherold Blum]. Zhurnalistika i kul’tura russkoi rechi 2 (2012): 86– 103. Print.

“Defamiliarization in Prose and Creative Journalism” [Ostranenie v proze i publitsistike]. Zhurnalistika i kul’tura russkoi rechi 3 (2011): 47–53. Print.

“Poetry of John Donne and Joseph Brodsky: A Survey” [Poeziia Dzhona Donna i Iosifa Brodskogo: Kratkii Obzor]. Zhurnalistika i kul’tura russkoi rechi 4 (2009): 27–38. Print.

“The Concept of Defamiliarization in the Works of Viktor Shklovsky” [Poniatie ostraneniia u V.B. Shklovskogo]. Zhurnalistika i kul’tura russkoi rechi 2 (2009): 22–32. Print.

“Hyperinflation of the Word” [Giperinfliatsiia slova]. Zhurnalistika i kul’tura russkoi rechi 3 (2008): 34–40. Print. (An article on the language of Soviet newspapers of Stalin’s era.)

“A Conceptual Analysis of the Notion of Patriotism in the Essays of Leo Tolstoy” [Kontseptual’nyi analiz poniatiia patriotizm v publitsistike L.N. Tolstogo]. Zhurnalistika i kul’tura russkoi rechi 3 (2007): 24–32. Print.

Laura Malhotra
Previous College / University attended: University of Warwick
Areas of Concentration: English and Italian Literature
Degree awarded: B.A. Honors
Languages and Literatures: Italian, French, Spanish
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Dario Marcucci
Areas of Concentration: Italian Literature
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English, French

Erika Mazzer
Previous College / University attended: Universita' degli Studi di Padova, New York University
Areas of Concentration: Renaissance Studies, Cultural History, Italian Literature, Heresy, Magic
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English, German , French

Corinna Messina-Kociuba
Areas of Concentration: Italian literature of the 20th century; women studies; foreign language education
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English, Spanish

Krystyna Michael
Areas of Concentration: romantic, 19th and 20th century literature (American, German, Polish); theories of anxiety; the aestheticization of urban landscape; intersections of philosophy; literature and history
Languages and Literatures: German, Polish

Ryan Milov-Cordoba
Previous College / University attended: Amherst College
Areas of Concentration: History of Medicine in Mediterranean Antiquity and Islamic Middle Ages
Degree awarded: B.A.,Classics and Interdisciplinary Studies
Languages and Literatures: Latin, Ancient Greek, Spanish
Country of origin: United States

Tom Moran
Languages and Literatures: Ancient Greek, French

Iuri Moscardi
Previous College / University attended: Indiana University, University of Milan
Areas of Concentration: Contemporary Italian Literature, Digital Humanities, Contemporary Italian Poetry, Theory of Literature
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: Italian, French
Country of origin: Italy

Maria-Cristina Necula
Previous College / University attended: Lehman College, SUNY-Purchase, Univ. Paris IV Paris-Sorbonne
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: Romanian, French, Italian, Spanish, German
Country of origin: Romania

Nicoletta Nogara
Previous College / University attended: New York University
Degree awarded: B.A.
Languages and Literatures: Italian, French, German
Country of origin: Italy

Leonardo Nolé
Previous College / University attended: University of Turin (Italy), University of Savoy (France)
Areas of Concentration: American Literatures; Theory of the Novel; Critical Theory; Modernism; Postcolonial Studies
Degree awarded: B.A., M.A. in Comparative Studies (University of Turin), M.A. in European Languages and Literatures (University of Savoy)
Languages and Literatures: English, French, Italian
Country of origin: Italy
Publications: "Building Communities through American Literatures: The Short Story Composite and Ernest Hemingway's In Our Time" (2017).

Tatiana Nunez
Previous College / University attended: Hunter College
Areas of Concentration: late 18th and 19th century French and British literature; translation studies; critical theory
Degree awarded: B.A. English Literature
Languages and Literatures: English, Spanish, French, German

Nick Olson
Areas of Concentration: I am interested in the intersection of perception, aesthetic theory, and style, and its relationship to history and ideology. Most of my work has been in 20th century western European literature.
Languages and Literatures: English, French

Andrés Orejuela
Previous College / University attended: Wesleyan University
Areas of Concentration: Renaissance studies; seventeenth-Century English, Spanish, & French literatures; literature and philosophy
Degree awarded: B.A. (Wesleyan), M.A., MPhil (The Graduate Center)
Languages and Literatures: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Catalan, Latin, and Ancient Greek

Kelly Paciaroni
Previous College / University attended: Tulane University, Bocconi University, Queens College
Areas of Concentration: 19th and 20th Century Italian Literature
Degree awarded: BA, MS, MA
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English
Country of origin: United States

Douglas Parker
Areas of Concentration: history of the novel; 19th century European & American literature; modernism; film & theatre; classics
Languages and Literatures: English, French, Italian, Spanish

Nicole Paronzini
Previous College / University attended: Boston College
Areas of Concentration: 19th-20th Century Italian literature
Degree awarded: M.A. Italian Studies, Boston College; M.A., Publishing and Communications, Univ. degli Studi di Milano, B.A., Italian Studies, Univ. degli Studi di Milano
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English, Latin
Country of origin: Italy
Publications: "Michele e Raskol' nikov: storia di un doppio mancato", Romance e-review (peer-reviewed BC Graduate Students Journal) 2014

Katherine Payne
Previous College / University attended: Columbia University, Brigham Young University
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: French, German, Ancient Hebrew
Country of origin: United States

Jeffrey Peer
Areas of Concentration: 19th and 20th century literature; modernism;
Languages and Literatures: Spanish, French
Country of origin: USA

Mike Phillips
Previous College / University attended: NYU, B.A., Comp. Lit.
Areas of Concentration: Transnational Cinema, Global Media Cultures, Film Genres, Historical Fiction & Film
Languages and Literatures: German, Portuguese, Spanish
Country of origin: USA
Publications:
  • “‘Rated R Because it’s Real’: Wattstax, Black Capitalism, and Discourses of Authenticity,” in Documenting the Black Experience: Essays on African American History, Culture and Identity in Nonfiction Films. Novotny Lawrence, ed. McFarland Press, 2014.
  • (See also CV for book reviews.)


Stefania Porcelli
Areas of Concentration: literature of the Second World War; Italian Resistance; literature and propaganda; Elsa Morante; Elizabeth Bowen
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English, German, Latin
Publications:
  • Between British Commitment and Irish Neutrality: Elizabeth Bowen’s Wavering Attitude towards WWII Propaganda,” in Managing Democracy: Propaganda and the Rhetorical Production of Economic and Political Realities, ed. by Gae Lyn Henderson and Mary J. Braun, forthcoming.
  • Lo scandalo della Storia e il romanzo storico: Elsa Morante,in Asimmetrie Letterarie, ed. Donatella Montini, Rome, Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 2013, pp. 103-131.       
  • City of Ghosts: Elizabeth Bowen’s Wartime Stories,in The Ghostly and the Ghosted in Literature and Film: Spectral Identities, ed. by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson, Newark, University of Delaware Press, 2013, pp. 15-28.
  • In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Art Spiegelman’s Representation of Trauma in the Comic-Book Form, in Translating America: The Circulation of Narratives, Commodities, and Ideas between Italy, Europe, and the United States, ed. by Marina Camboni et al., Bern, Peter Lang, 2011, pp. 119-216.
  • Una civiltà della parola: il discorso nonviolento di Hannah Arendt, in I discorsi del potere. Comunicazione politica e strategie linguistiche, ed. by Donatella Montini, Soveria Mannelli, Rubbettino, 2010, pp. 151-166.
  • Territori di guerra: Elizabeth Bowen, Christa Wolf, in Fictions. Studi sulla narratività, 6 (2008): 51-60.
  • Language and Violence: Hannah Arendt and the American Sixties,Research Group on the Languages of War and Violence, Bergamo University, available at http://dinamico2.unibg.it/guerra/Atti2/Language_and_Violence.pdf (2007).


Clara Ramazzotti
Previous College / University attended: University of Milan, University of Verona
Areas of Concentration: Italian and Digital Humanities, work for 6 years as a Social Media Specialist and Digital Content Specialist in Milan, Italy, for the most important Digital Agencies and international Brands
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Country of origin: Italy

Adam Resnick
Areas of Concentration: existential literature; apocalypse in literature and film; Marxist theory; Nietzsche
Languages and Literatures: English, Spanish, Latin

Tom Ribitzky
Areas of Concentration: Shakespeare; British romanticism; 19th century German philosophy; British, German, and French modernism; melancholia
Languages and Literatures: English, German, French
Country of origin: Israel

Marc Rickenbach
Previous College / University attended: M.A. NYU
Areas of Concentration: 19/20th century minor and dialect literature; phenomenology of voice and place; continental philosophy; Geneva School;
Languages and Literatures: English, French, German, Swiss-German
Country of origin: USA

Nayar Rivera
Areas of Concentration: folktale narratives; migrants; tricksters; metaphor and neuroscience
Languages and Literatures: French, Spanish, English, Russian
Publications:
  • Alas. Mijail Kuzmin. Mexico, Felou, 2013. [Annotated translation and introduction]
  • El deshielo. Mexico, Felou, 2011.
  • Reglas de urbanidad. Mexico, Quimera, 2008.
  • En la casa de la sal. Mexico, Delegación Iztacalco/Versal, 2002.
  • “El éxtasis, la identidad y el deseo. La música como experiencia de libertad”, in
  • México se escribe con jota, Mexico, Planeta, 2010.
  • “Fabio Morábito: La ola que regresa. Poesía reunida”, in Periódico de poesía, Mexico, UNAM, 2010. (Book review)
  • “When slaves love each other, it’s not love: Phil Collins en la galleria Tanya Bonakdar gallery”, in Replicante 20, Mexico, 2009. (Art review)
  • “Melodrama en cinco películas. Luis Zapata y su novela rosa a la vuelta del siglo” in Replicante 16, Mexico, 2008. (Book review)


Paola Maria Rodriguez
Previous College / University attended: Hunter College; Queens College
Areas of Concentration: historical linguistics, dialectology, medieval/early Renaissance literature, Biblical exegesis from Antiquity to Reformation, mysticism, Greek/Celtic/Norse mythology,paleography,comparative grammar
Degree awarded: BA in German, MA in English, MA in Italian
Languages and Literatures: German, English, Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch (reading knowledge), Latin, Old and Middle English,Old and Middle High German, Old Provencal, Catalan, Old Galician-Portuguese

Yelizaveta Shapiro
Areas of Concentration: 20th century Russian and English poetry and literature; Isaac babel; poetics; uncertainty as a language of crisis and its effects
Languages and Literatures: Russian

Katherine Shloznikova
Areas of Concentration: narcissism and ethics; Proust
Languages and Literatures: French, Russian

Francesca Silva
Previous College / University attended: Università di Bologna
Areas of Concentration: Spain, Latin America, British romanticism, modernism, translation studies
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English, Spanish, French
Country of origin: Italy

Claire Sommers
Previous College / University attended: New York University (Gallatin School of Individualized Study and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)
Areas of Concentration: Greek and Latin literatures; English and French Early Modern literatures; ancient and modern literary and critical theory; hybridity; genre theory; philosophy and literature; mimesis
Degree awarded: BA, MA (New York University), MPhil (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Languages and Literatures: English, French, Ancient Greek, Latin, Spanish, Italian

Jesse Tandler
Areas of Concentration: 20th century American literature, psychoanalysis, Heidegger​, desire.
Languages and Literatures: English, German, Spanish

Julia Titus
Areas of Concentration: 19th century Russian and French literature, specifically Dostoevsky, Balzac, and Hugo; language and literature; myth of the city; Russian theatre
Languages and Literatures: Russian, French, Italian

Stephen Tremaine
Previous College / University attended: Bard College, Tulane University
Degree awarded: B.A., M.A.
Languages and Literatures: Japanese
Country of origin: United States

Christopher Trice
Areas of Concentration: literary theory; screen aesthetics; early Soviet critical theory; montage theory; philosophies of immanence; word as image; representations of time and memory
Languages and Literatures: English, French

Katherine Volkmer
Previous College / University attended: Johns Hopkins University, Dickinson College
Degree awarded: M.A., B.A.
Languages and Literatures: Italian, French, Spanish
Country of origin: United States

Chun-ling Wei
Areas of Concentration: English literature; Renaissance studies; modern drama; literary theory; Chinese films

Alessandro Zammataro
Areas of Concentration: Middle Ages, 19th – 20th century and contemporary literature; Digital Philology; Digital Humanities; Digital restoring and visual improving of medieval and modern manuscripts; Petrarch
Languages and Literatures: Italian, English
Country of origin: Italy
Publications:
  • Il Canto della Vergine. Storia mistica e immagini del Medioevo nella poesia di F. Tozzi, Roma, Aracne Editrice, 2013. 
  • Il Carteggio Tozzi-Formìggini (1911-1913), Edizione critica, Roma, Aracne Editrice (forthcoming).
  • I libri della Memoria. La biblioteca ideale di Federigo Tozzi tra letteratura e filologia, in Atti del XIV Convegno internazionale di studi Pisa, Edizioni ETS, 2013. 
  • Tozzi, Formìggini e «La città della Vergine», tra mercato e medioevo, in Atti del XII Convegno internazionale di studi, Pisa, Edizioni ETS, 2011.
  • Le architetture dell'anima e la città mistica. Tozzi tra modernità e Medioevo. Concordanza e analisi delle poesie, 3 voll., Dottorato di ricerca in Italianistica (Lessicografia e semantica del linguaggio letterario europeo), Università di Catania, XXIII ciclo. Supervisor Prof. G. Savoca, tutor Prof. A. Di Silvestro.


Victor Xavier Zarour Zarzar
Areas of Concentration: Theory of the novel, English Literature, the nineteenth century French and English novel, the Victorian Era, poetry.
Languages and Literatures: Spanish, English, Italian, French

Nicole Zeftel
Areas of Concentration: nineteenth-century American literature, popular culture, and psychology; psychoanalysis; affect theory; nineteenth-century social relations and working-class cultures
Languages and Literatures: Spanish, German

Ting Zhang
Areas of Concentration: 19th century English and European realist novel
Languages and Literatures: Chinese, English, Spanish, French

Meng Zhou
Previous College / University attended: Renmin University, Nanjing University
Degree awarded: LL.B., M.A.
Languages and Literatures: Chinese, English
Country of origin: China