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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Charles Pletcher comes to Dartmouth by way of Deep Springs College and Brown University (B.A. Classics and Comparative Literature).

    Broadly, his work focuses on the 20th-century Latin American reception of ancient Greek literature and philosophy.

    This year, his master's thesis develops the notion of the Aristotelian mean through a reading of Griselda Gambaro's Antígona furiosa and Sophocles' Antigone.

    This winter, he is TA-ing a course on Latino/a American theater, and...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • After graduating from the Comparative Literature M.A. program in 2011, I remained at Dartmouth College to work for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese as the 2011-2012 Faculty Advisor to La Casa, the Spanish language affinity house and immersion program. Starting in October 2012, I will be on a Fulbright research grant to Romania for 9 months. I have proposed to investigate the sociocultural and diplomatic relations between Cuba and Romania during Romania's communist era. Afterward, in...

  • This year I taught English at a private language school in Wolfsberg, Austria. This fall I am starting a PhD program in German Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

  • I am still working at Walnut Hill School for the Arts as a Spanish and French teacher in Natick, MA. I am continuing my education this summer in a non-degree 6 week program at Middlebury in their graduate-level French program.