COLT MA Masters Theses Presentations 2023

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Dartmouth Hall 104

5:30 pm: Welcome by Jim Dorsey

Moderator I: Ali Emir Daglar

5:30 pm: Agnese Palumbo; Bound to a Mast: Matelotage and the Queer Contract in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and The Tempest

6:00 pm: Hussain Laghabi; 'Drowned in the Liquid Time': The Poetics of Space and Time in Muḥammad 'Abdālbārī (b. 1985) Crescents

6:30 pm: break

Moderator II: Nicola Mazzotti

6:35 pm: Sophie Huang; The Problem with Asian American Literature

7:05 pm: Camellia Pham; Colonial Translation Turned Vietnamization: Phạm Quỳnh and the Transculturation Discourse

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Dartmouth Hall 104

5:30 pm: Welcome by Jim Dorsey

Moderator I: Nicola Mazzotti

5:30 pm: Ali Emir Daglar; Inhumanity Restored: Digital Play & Poetic Drama

6:00 pm: Veronika Yadukha; The birds that embrace both illusions: an intersemiotic translation of All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace by Richard Brautigan

6:30 pm: break

Moderator II: Camellia Pham

6:35 pm: Ziyin (Quillian) Qian; Burden of Performance: Totalitarianism of Self

7:05 pm: Nicola Mazzotti; From nihilation to redemption: profanations and overlaps in Claudio Magris' Danube

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The Program in Comparative Literature dedicates these MA essay presentations to our dear colleague Monika Otter, who passed away on May 5, 2023. Monika was a respected researcher in medieval and renaissance studies as well as an inspiring teacher and mentor. She was instrumental in establishing the Comparative Literature MA program and contributed to it often over the years. Those closest to her will also remember her as a talented singer and lover of music. She will be sorely missed.