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Winter 2015 PhD News

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December 10, 2015

Students

Hyeryung Hwang presented "Seeing Past Modernist Aesthetics: South Korean Neo-realist Cinema and Ethics after Modernism" at the Eighth Biannual Graduate Student Conference of the German Program, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, November 6-7, 2015. She presented "World Literature and the Re-positioning of Peripheral Realism" at the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts, New Orleans, October 15-17, 2015. She received a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Conference Presentation Grant from the Graduate School, September 2015. She has an article, "Deleuze, Affect Theory, and the Future of Realism," forthcoming in Telos.

Amanda Taylor was invited to present on her dissertation "Fabricating the Martial Body: Anatomy, Affect, and Armor in Early Modern England and Italy" as a Hella Mears Summer Fellow. The article "The Body of Law: Bodies, Combat, and Rhetoric in Sir Thomas Malory’s Quest for Justice" was published in the Fall 2015 issue of Arthuriana. She is the PhD winner of the first annual 2015 Department of English Graduate Student Teaching Award. 

Alumnae/i

Kim Donehower (PhD  1997) co-edited, with Sara Webb-Sunderhaus, Re-Reading Appalachia: Literacies of Resistance with the University Press of Kentucky.

William B. Kanyusik (PhD 2013) has a chapter included in an anthology published by Routledge called Disability, Avoidance and the Academy: Challenging Resistance, which is part of their Advances in Disability Studies series. The title of the chapter is "Signifying Otherness in Modernity: The Subject of Disability in The Sun Also Rises and The Sound and the Fury."

Marilyn Nelson (PhD 1979) published My Seneca Village (Namelos), a collection of poetry about the lost community of Seneca Village in Manhattan.

Jermaine Singleton (PhD 2005) published Cultural Melancholy: Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual with the University of Illinois Press.

Laura Zebuhr (PhD 2010) took an assistant professor position in English at the University of St. Thomas, after three years at the University of St. Francis in Illinois.

Please send your news and updates to Terri Sutton at sutt0063 [at] umn.edu.