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  • Ben Randolph ’15, has been named a Beinecke Scholar, one of 20 college juniors nationally. The award, which supports the “graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise,” provides $4,000 prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.

    Randolph, a comparative literature major from Louisville, Ky., plans to enter an interdisciplinary PhD program, concentrating on critical, theoretical approaches to literature and society....

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  • When Ben Randolph ’15 was choosing a college, Dartmouth emerged as a favorite, he says, because of its “excellent study abroad program in Spain, its small size, and the opportunity to work closely with professors.”

    What he didn’t anticipate was just how extensive these faculty research opportunities would be. Randolph is now in the midst of his third faculty research project, helping Associate Professor of Spanish...

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  • I am glad to be at Dartmouth in Hanover, my little haven. What I am doing here is to contemplate every single word in  Aristotle's Poetics while I cultivate my aesthetic experience of The Tale of Genji and Japanese woodblock prints. For instance, heurisko means either "discover" or "invent" in Greek. This verb may illustrate what I do with my reading and writing about literature. I desire either to discover what is not yet disclosed or invent what is not there yet when it comes to the joy of...

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  • Prior Education: Kalamazoo College B.A. French 2011

    Columbia University M.A. French Cultural Studies in a Global Context 2012

    My research this year focuses on French Literature on the Death Penalty and theoretical conceptions of the psychopath. Working with Hugo, Camus, Derrida, and Foucault, among others, I seek to demonstrate how the psychopathic figure becomes the remaining executable subject within the modern theologic state.

    Languages: Primarily English and French,...

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  • Before coming to Dartmouth, Jessica completed her undergraduate work at Brown University and the Humboldt University in Berlin, graduating with an Sc.B. in German Studies and Neuroscience. Her honors thesis focused on issues of language and translation in two short stories by the Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann.

    Following graduation, she spent a year teaching English at two high schools in Linz, Austria. While at Dartmouth, Jessica has completed coursework mainly in the German...

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  • I am a Tunisian teacher, playwright and amateur actress.

    Academic Interests: Renaissance Studies, mainly the influence of the Arabic medieval works on European Renaissance, Art History, and Theatre Studies.
    Research: My M.A. thesis is entitled "Lost in Cardenio: Authority and Rebellion in the 'Lost Play'."

    A comparison between "The History of Cardenio" in Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quijote and Double Falsehood, edited by Lewis Theobald and published as William Shakespeare's...

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  • I was born in Brasília, in 1988. Before coming to Dartmouth for the M.A. program, I published a novel and got a law degree at the University of Brasília. My senior thesis was about some mythical aspects of Brazil's Federal Constitution'.

    My research here at Dartmouth is on the aesthetic and dramatic aspects of critical rhetoric in writers like Barthes, Foucault and Derrida (specially in texts that either kill or dissect "The Author"), an attempt to make some sense of the very amusing...

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  • Originally from Venezuela, I specialized in British and Spanish Literature for my MA in Comparative Literature at Dartmouth. After graduating this summer, I will remain at Dartmouth College to work for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese as the 2012-2013 Resident Advisor to La Casa, the Spanish language affinity house and immersion program.

  • Baoli Yang's research interests are modern Chinese, Japanese and Russian literature. During her study at Dartmouth, she completed her master thesis "Traveling through Fantastic Modernity: Reconsidering Time Travel fiction as a Landmark of History Fiction."

  • Rachel Starr is originally from Boulder, Colorado and received her A.B. from Brown University.

    Her current research explores the theoretical problems posed by 20th- and 21st-century authors translating their own work, specifically in relation to Nancy Huston and Samuel Beckett.

    At Dartmouth, her coursework has been evenly split between theory seminars and French literature courses, with the addition of German language courses (just for fun).

    She has worked as a teaching...

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