- Aley O’Mara recently attended a performance of Hamlet starring genderqueer performer Jenet Le Lacheur in London. Check out their review of the performance here: “Unmanly Grief: Performing a Trans Hamlet” !
- GSO representative Evan Hixon was interviewed by the Daily Orange for an article about graduate student representation in individual RSOs.
- Caroline Charles, first-year PhD, has been awarded the African American Studies Fellowship for 2019-2020. Congratulations, Caroline!
- We have some excellent teachers in our department. Haejoo Kim and Lauren Cooper won Outstanding Graduate TA Awards and Elizabeth Gleesing won the department’s Elson Teaching Award (2019).
- Natalie El-Eid, first-year PhD, won the Middle Eastern Studies Program Young Scholar Prize (2019). Nice work, Natalie!
- Four of our PhD Candidates were awarded $4,000 Summer Dissertation Fellowships by the Graduate School (2019). Congrats all!
- Mark Muster, second-year MA, won the Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award for his paper “Re-synching Queerness: Futurity in the Ephemeral in Andrew Haigh’s ‘Weekend’ and James Baldwin’s ‘Another Country” (2019). This award is given to the best essay by a Humanities graduate student. Impressive work, Mark! Here is an article about it in the SU news.
- PhD Candidates Aley O’Mara and Evan Hixon participated in “Researching the Archive,” a year-long dissertation seminar through the Folger Shakespeare Library (2018-2019).
- Adam Kozaczka became a Humanities Center Fellow for 2018-2019. We congratulate Dr. Kozaczka on his successful oral defense in April!
A selection of past achievements:
“Dickens, the Digital, and the Doctor,” Journal of Victorian Culture Online, 14 October 2013.
Chair, “A Cast of Thousands: Toy Soldiers, Military Masculinity, and Late Victorian Children’s Literature,” 2014 NEMLA Conference.
“The Woman’s Bible and Feminist Textual Community,” 2014 EIR of AAR Conference.
“Marital Transformation and Authorial Representation in the Works of Mary Cary and Margaret Cavendish,” 2014 NEMLA Conference.
T. J. West
“Going Ape: The Posthuman Ethics of Animality, Affiliation, and Affect in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011),” 2014 SCMS Conference.
“Queer Time, Queer Body, Queer Game: A Reading of The Binding of Isaac,” 2014 SCMS Conference.