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  • What does it mean to be part of a family? Why do kinship bonds
    continue to structure the nature of our everyday lives? This course
    will explore the intersections of literary and familial structures in
    social and psychological contexts. It will explore what it means to be
    part of a family (or not) by focusing on literature and film from diverse
    literary traditions, and from multiple points of view. We will begin by
    examining patriarchal hegemony and its...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...

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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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  • 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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