Recent Faculty and Student News

Faculty

2013 Books Published

  • Jim Chandler, An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema (Chicago)
  • Loren Kruger, Imagining the Edgy City: Writing, Performing and Building Johannesburg (Oxford UP)
  • John Wilkinson, Reckitt's Blue (Seagull Books, London, and Calcutta)

2012 Books Published

  • W. J. T. Mitchell, Seeing Through Race (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press)
  • Jennifer Scappettone, ed. and trans., Locomotrix: Selected Poetry and Prose of Amelia Rosselli (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)

2011 Books Published

  • David Bevington (emeritus), Murder Most Foul: "Hamlet" Through the Ages (Oxford University Press)
  • Hillary Chute, assoc. ed., MetaMaus (New York: Pantheon)
  • W. J. T. Mitchell, Cloning Terror: The War of Images, 9-11 to the Present (Chicago: University of Chicago Press); forthcoming translated editions in German, French, Italian, and Spanish
  • Janel Mueller (emerita), ed., Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)
  • Srikanth Reddy, Voyager (Berkeley: University of California Press)
  • Srikanth Reddy, Readings in World Literature (chapbook) (Richmond, CA: Omnidawn)
  • Srikanth Reddy and Daniel Beachy-Quick, Conversities (San Marcos, CA: 1913 Press)
  • Richard Strier, The Unrepentant Renaissance from Petrarch to Shakespeare to Milton (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)
  • Kenneth Warren, What Was African American Literature? (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press)

2010 Books Published

  • David Bevington (emeritus), Shakespeare and Biography (Oxford University Press)
  • Hillary Chute, Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics (New York: Columbia University Press)
  • Maud Ellmann, The Nets of Modernism: Henry James, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and Sigmund Freud (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
  • Elaine Hadley, Living Liberalism (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)

2013 Prizes and Awards

  • Jim Chandler was awarded, with Dipesh Chakrabarty, a three-year Mellon grant in the amount of $500K for a project on "The Limits of the Numerical in the Social Sciences."
  • Patrick Jagoda was awarded, with co PI Melissa Gilliam, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant of $500,000 for establishing the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab, 2013-2014; and a Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society Award, 2013-2016: $250,000.
  • Larry Rothfield was awarded, as PI, a three-year $150,000 grant from the Neubauer Collegium to conceptualize approaches to the study of archaeological site looting and illicit trafficking of antiquities.
  • Laurent Berlant, Honorable Mention Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award, Society for Cinema and Media Studies for Cruel Optimism.

2012 Prizes and Awards

  • Elaine Hadley, Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring
  • Richard Strier, Robert Penn Warren-Cleanth Brooks Award for Literary Criticism, The Unrepentent Renaissance, University of Chicago Press, 2011

2011 Prizes and Awards

  • Lauren Berlant, Cruel Optimism, John Hope Franklin Center book, Duke University Press.
  • James Chandler, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation four-year grant ($400,000) to sustain the work of the Center for Disciplinary Innovation
  • Hillary Chute, Mellon Residential Fellowship for Arts Practice and Scholarship (university collaborator with Alison Bechdel)
  • Elaine Hadley, Albion Prize, North American Conference on British Studies, Living Liberalism, University of Chicago Press, 2010
  • Heather Keenleyside, Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellow at the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, 2011-2012
  • John Muse, Yale English Department's Prize for the Best 2010 Dissertation
  • Deborah Nelson, Named Deputy Provost for Graduate Education, University of Chicago, 2011-14
  • Josh Scodel, Janel Mueller, MLA Prize for a Distinguished Scholarly Edition, Elizabeth I: Translations, 1544–1589 and Elizabeth I: Translations, 1592–1598, University of Chicago Press, 2009
  • Richard Strier, Lloyd Davis Memorial Visiting Professor in Shakespeare Studies at Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia, March, 2011
  • Kenneth Warren, 2010-2011 R. Stanton Avery Distinguished Fellow at the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

2010 Prizes and Awards

  • Hillary Chute, Early Career Award, Rutgers University Graduate School
  • Lawrence Rothfield, The Association for Research into Crimes Against Art Award for Excellence in Art Crime Scholarship; Finalist, Award for Best Adult Non-Fiction Book of 2009-2010 (Society of Midland Authors), for The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum
  • Srikanth Reddy, Mark Ashin Prize for Teaching in the College; Nominee, Pushcart Prize for Poetry
  • Jennifer Scappettone, American Academy in Rome’s Mellon Post-Doctoral Rome Prize in Modern Italian Studies, 2010-2011
  • Eric Slauter, Honorable Mention, MLA Prize for Best First Book, for The State as a Work of Art: The Cultural Origins of the Constitution

2015 New Faculty

  • Lecturer Alexis Chema (nineteenth-century British Romantic poetry)
  • Assistant Professor Rachel Galvin (Latino/a literature)
  • Neubauer Family Assistant Professor Edgar Garcia [Edgar will take up his assistant professorship in English (specializing in Latino/a literature) after his term as a Provost Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholar has ended]
  • Humanities Teaching Scholar Brady Smith (African literature and Transnational literature)

2012 New Faculty

  • Professor Frances Ferguson (nineteenth-century British literature)
  • Assistant Professor David Simon (Renaissance literature)
  • Assistant Professor Chris Taylor (nineteenth-century American literature)
  • Assistant Professor Sonali Thakkar (global literatures)

2011 New Faculty

  • Assistant Professor Adrienne Brown (twentieth-century American literature)
  • Assistant Professor Patrick Jagoda (new media)
  • Nicole Wright, Provost’s Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholar and Lecturer (eighteenth-century British Literature)

2010 New Faculty

  • Professor Maud Ellmann (twentieth-century British and Irish literature)
  • Professor John Wilkinson (twentieth-century poetry)
  • Assistant Professor Hillary Chute (contemporary literature, especially graphic novels)
  • Assistant Professor John Muse (twentieth-century literature and drama)
  • Assistant Professor Benjamin Morgan (Victorian literature and aesthetics)
  • Assistant Professor Richard Jean So (twentieth-century American and Chinese literature)
  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Instructor Patrick Jagoda (new media)

Graduate Students

Recent and Forthcoming Critical and Creative Publications from Current Graduate Students and Recent Graduates (When They Were Students)

  • David Alworth
    • "Supermarket Sociology," in "New Sociologies of Literature," special issue, New Literary History 41, no. 2 (Spring 2010): 301-27 
  • Stephanie Anderson
    • Poems recently appeared or forthcoming in The Brooklyn Rail, Denver Quarterly, Horse Less Review, RealPoetik, The Sink Review, Yew, and elsewhere.
    • A Spot A Scheme, chapbook (Cinematheque Press, forthcoming)
    • “Alice Notley & CHICAGO Magazine: Editing &/or Curating Location, Mimeo Mimeo 5 (2011)
    • The Nightyard, chapbook (Mesilla Park, NM: Noemi Press, 2011), winner of the Noemi Press Chapbook Prize
    • The Choral Mimeographs, chapbook (Chicago: dancing girl press, 2009)
  • Jose Arellano
    • Jose Perales, Leonard Ramirez, and Jose Arellano, "Marchando al Futuro: Latino Immigrant Rights
      Leadership in Chicago," in Marcha: Latino Chicago and the Immigrant Rights Movement, ed. Amalia Pallares and Nilda Flores-González (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010)
  • Laura Aydelotte
    • “'A Local Habitation and a Name': The Origins of Shakespeare’s Oberon,” Shakespeare Survey 65 (forthcoming, 2012)
    • "Martha Moulsworth," "Richard Barnfield," and "Philemon Holland," in Blackwell Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature (London: Blackwell, 2012)
  • Jason Bartulis
  • Jonathan Berliner
    • “Written in the Birch Bark: The Linguistic-Material Worldmaking of Simon Pokagon,” PMLA 125 (January 2010): 73–91
  • Neil Chudgar
    • “Swift’s Gentleness,” ELH 78 (Spring 2011)
  • Paul Durica
    • Introduction and annotations to Chicago by Day and Night (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2012)
    • “Back Page,” a series of twelve short essays, Poetry (2012)
    • “The Past as Public Space,” essay, Phonebook 3 (2011)
    • “The Future of the Past,” essay, Service Media (2011)
    • “Not Capone,” long-form article, The Chicagoan (2011)
    • “Bird, Glasses, Typewriter,” short story, ACM (2011)
    • “Hell Is Other Walking Tours,” article, Proximity Magazine (2010)
    • “Survival Mode,” short story, Zone-3 (2010)
    • “Outcast Islands” and “Blowed-in-the-Glass,” articles, AREA (2009)
  • Rachel Eisendrath
    • "Art and Objectivity in the House of Busirane," Spenser Studies: A Renaissance Poetry Annual 27 (2012)
  • Margaret Fink Berman
    • "Imagining an Idiosyncratic Belonging: Representing Disability in Chris Ware's 'Building Stories,'" in The Comics of Chris Ware: Drawing Is a Way of Thinking, ed. Dave Ball and Martha Kuhlman (Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2010)
  • Kate Gaudet
    • "Liberty and Death: Fictions of Suicide in the New Republic," Early American Literature (forthcoming, 2012)
  • Mollie Godfrey
    • “Rewriting White, Rewriting Black: Authentic Humanity and Authentic Blackness in Nella Larsen’s ‘Sanctuary’,” MELUS (forthcoming)
    • “'They ain’t human': John Steinbeck, Proletarian Fiction, and the Racial Politics of 'the People',” MFS: Modern Fiction Studies (2012)
  • Michael Hansen
    • Poems forthcoming in Boston Review and Volt
    • "Elegy, Ode, and the Eighteenth-Century Sonnet Revival: The Case of Charles Emily," Literary Imagination 13 (November 2010)
  • Andrea Haslanger
    • "What Happens When Pornography Ends in Marriage: The Uniformity of Pleasure in Fanny Hill," ELH 78 (Spring 2011)
    • "The White Ribbon,” review, The Point Magazine 3 (Fall 2010)
  • Shannon Herbert
    • "Playing the Historical Record: Delillo's Libra and the Kennedy Archive," Twentieth-Century Literature 56, no. 3 (Fall 2010)
  • Burke Hilsabeck
    • "Michael North’s Machine-Age Comedy," review, Senses of Cinema (Summer 2011)
    • "Baby Shower Games of the Middle Ages," humor, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency (April 28, 2011)
    • "Adam Levin's The Instructions," review, Kenyon Review (April 2011)
  • Billy Junker
    • "Spenser's Unarmed Cupid and the Experience of the 1590 Faerie Queene," ELH 79 (Spring 2012)
    • "'Wonderfully Ravished': Platonic Erotics and the Heroic Genre in Sir Philip Sidney's Defence of Poesy," The Ben Jonson Journal 18 (May 2011): 45-65.
  • Laura Kolb
    • "Stella's Voice: Echo and Collaboration in Astrophil and Stella 57 and 58," Sidney Journal 30, no. 1 (2012)
  • Anthony Madrid
    • I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say" (Canarium Books, 2012)
    • Poems recently or forthcoming in AGNI Online, Another Chicago Magazine, antennae, Blackbox Manifold (UK), Boston Review, Cincinnati Review, The Claudius App, Copper Nickel, Fence, FlashPoint, Folio, Forklift, Ohio, Gargoyle, Gulf Coast, The Hat, HTMLGIANT, iO, Iowa Review, Lana Turner, LIT, MAKE, Milk, 1913: A Journal of Forms, Now Culture, Orbis (UK), PANK, Poetry, Poetry Daily, Shampoo, 6X6, Tuesday; An Art Project, Typo, Volt, Washington Square, WEB CONJUNCTIONS, Whale Sound, Word For/Word, and Zoland Poetry.
  • Michelle Menzies
    • "Art as Sustained Activity (Practice as Duration)," in Billy Apple® Source Book 7 (Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, 2009)
  • Jose-Luis Moctezuma
    • "Anatomy of a Perfect Film: Robert Bresson's A Man Escaped," Cerise Press 5 (Autumn/Winter 2010-2011)
  • Patrick Morrissey
    • Poems recently published or forthcoming in New American Writing, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, and Harp & Altar.
    • Transparency, chapbook (Fayetteville, AR: Cannibal Books, 2009)
  • Anahid Nersessian
    • "Romantic Liberalism and the Juridical Comedy: Robert Bage's 'Hermsprong,'" Studies in Romanticism (forthcoming)
    • "Radical Love: Shelley After the Jacobin Novel," ELH (Spring 2012)
    • Review of Romanticism, History, Historicism: Essays on an Orthodoxy, edited by Damion Walford Davies (London: Routledge, 2008), Studies in Romanticism (2011, forthcoming)
    • "Empire and Attachment: A Transnational Tale," European Romantic Review 22, no. 3 (2011)
  • Erin Nerstad
    • “Decomposing but to Recompose: Browning, Biblical Hermeneutics, and the Dramatic Monologue,” Victorian Poetry 50, no. 4 (Winter 2012)
    • "The Tragédienne as the Tragic Muse,” and “Burne-Jones, Briar Rose,” in The Tragic Muse: Art and Emotion, 1700-1900, ed. Anne Leonard (Chicago: Smart Museum of Art, 2010)
    • “Postlude: Reflections on Some Impressions,” in The “Writing” of Modern Life: The Etching Revival in France, Britain, and the U.S., 1850-1940, ed. Elizabeth Helsinger (Chicago: Smart Museum of Art, 2008)
  • Tom Perrin
    • Guest coeditor, essay cluster on Patricia Highsmith, Post45 (2012, forthcoming)
    • Review of The Blue Book, by A. L. Kennedy, The National (forthcoming)
    • "The Old Men and the 'Sea of Masscult': T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, and Middlebrow Aesthetics," American Literature" 84, no. 1 (March 2012)
    • "Rebuilding Bildung: The Middlebrow Novel of Aesthetic Education in the Mid-Twentieth Century US," Novel: A Forum on Fiction 44, no. 3 (Fall 2011)
    • “The New Republic,” review of The King Is Dead, by the Decemberists, The National (February 11, 2011), 10–11
    • "Beauty and the Priest: The Use and Misuse of Aesthetics," in The Damnation of Theron Ware," Arizona Quarterly 64, no. 3 (Fall 2008): 31-50
  • Michael Robbins
    • Alien vs. Predator, Penguin Poets Series (Penguin, 2012)
    • Review of Form, Power, and Person in Robert Creeley's Life and Work, edited by Stephen Fredman and Steve McCaffery, London Review of Books (forthcoming)
    • Poem in Boston Review (March/April 2012)
    • "Paul Muldoon's Covert Operations," Modern Philology 109 (November 2011)
    • Three poems and a Q&A, Poetry (December 2010)
    • Review of The Apple Tree at Olema: New and Selected Poems, by Robert Hass, Poetry (September 2010)
    • “Remember the Yak,” review of Planisphere, by John Ashbery, London Review of Books (September 2010)
    • Four poems in Fence (Summer 2010)
    • Two poems in the New Yorker (January 2009 and April 2010)
  • Adam Rzepka
    • Discourse ex nihilo: Lucretius in England to 1605,” in Hedonic Reading, ed. Wilson Shearin and Brooke Holmes (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)
    • ‘Rich eyes and poor hands’: Theaters of Early Modern Experience,” in Shakespeare and the Senses, ed. Lowell Gallagher and Shankar Raman (London: Palgrave, 2010)
  • Brady Smith
    • "Other Atlantics: Cape Verde, Chiquinho and the Black Atlantic World," Comparative Literature Studies (forthcoming, June 2012)
    • Review of Kesha Fikes, Managing African Portugal: The Citizen-Migrant Distinction," Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies (forthcoming, Summer 2012)
  • A. Laura Stef-Praun
    • "Harriet Martineau's 'Intellectual Nobility': Gender, Genius and Disability," in Harriet Martineau: Authorship, Society and Empire, ed. Ella Dzelzainis and Cora Kaplan (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010)
  • Eirik Steinhoff
    • Interview with William Fuller, Quid 20 (2011)
  • Hilary Strang
    • "Common Life, Animal Life, Equality: The Last Man," ELH 78 (2011)
  • Rachel Watson
    • "'The Living Clue': Richard Wright's The Outsider," Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, Richard Wright Special Issue (2011)
    • "Teaching and (Being Taught by) Invisible Man," Center for Classic Theater Review 2 (Season Preview 2011/12)
    • “Bodily Encounters and the Forensic Trail in Intruder in the Dust,” in Faulkner and Mystery: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Anthology 2009 (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2011, forthcoming)
    • "Donna Likes God," Sonora Review (August 2011)
    • “The View from the Porch: Race and the Limits of Empathy in the Film To Kill a Mockingbird,Mississippi Quarterly 63, no. 3 (Summer 2011)
  • Nate Wolff
    • "Emotional Insanity, Cynical Reason, and The Gilded Age" ELH (forthcoming)

Recent Prizes and Awards

  • Erin Nerstad, Armstrong Browning Library Visiting Scholars Fellowship 2011
  • Johanna Winant, 2010-11 Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching

2014-15 Graduate Student Fellowships

  • Hadji Bakara, Mellon Humanities Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • Hannah Christensen, Williams Dissertation-Year Fellowship
  • Margaret Fink, Blair Dissertation-Year Fellowship
  • Andrew Inchiosa, Mellon Fellowship in Early American Literature and Material Texts
  • Kevin Kimura, Rosenthal/Frankel Dissertation – Year Fellowship
  • Rachel Kyne, Williams Dissertation-Year Fellowship
  • Peter Lido, Blair Dissertation-Year Fellowship
  • Jose-Luis Moctezuma, Williams Dissertation-Year Fellowship
  • Andrew Peart, Mellon Foundation-University of Chicago Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • Cass Picken, Mellon Humanities Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • Same Rowe, Hannah Holborn Gray Advanced Fellowship in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences
  • Matt Sims, Williams Dissertation-Year Fellowship
  • Amanda Swain, Mellon Humanities Dissertation Completion Fellowship

2013-14 Graduate Student Fellowships

  • Stephanie Anderson, Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
  • Jason Bartulis, Blair Dissertation Fellowship
  • Jeffrey Boggs, Blair Dissertation Fellowship
  • Lauren Caldwell, Blair Dissertation Fellowship
  • Amanda Davis, Rosenthal Dissertation Fellowship
  • David Diamond, Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
  • Philip Goldfarb, Hanna Holborn Gray Fellowship
  • Laura Kolb, Mellon Humanities Dissertation-Year Fellowship
  • Aleksandr Prigozhin, Blair Dissertation Fellowship
  • Tristan Schweiger, Mellon Humanities Dissertation-Year Fellowship
  • Megan Tusler, Mellon Humanities Dissertation-Year Fellowship
  • Andrew Yale, Blair Dissertation Fellowship

2012-13 Graduate Student Fellowships

  • James Basett, Blair Dissertation Fellowship
  • Darrel Chia, Blair Dissertation Fellowship
  • Moacir de sa Pereira, Blair Dissertation Fellowship
  • Michael Hansen, Frankel/Williams Dissertation Fellowship
  • John Havard, Whiting Dissertation Fellowship
  • Erin Nerstad, Humanities Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
  • Jon Schroeder, Rosenthal Dissertation Fellowship
  • Brady Smith, Hanna Holborn Gray Fellowship
  • Suzanne Taylor, Whiting Dissertation Fellowship

2011-12 Graduate Student Fellowships

  • David Alworth, Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
  • Dustin Brown, Blair Dissertation Fellowship
  • Ian Duncan, Blair Dissertation Fellowship
  • Daniel Harris, Blair Dissertation Fellowship
  • Kristian Kerr, Blair Dissertation Fellowship
  • Salinda Lewis, Ford Dissertation Fellowship
  • Michell Menzies, Williams Dissertation Fellowship
  • Caryn O'Connell, Evan Frankel Dissertation Fellowship
  • Michael Sauve, Fallers Dissertation Fellowship
  • Joshua Weiss, Departmental Dissertation Fellowship
  • Johanna Winant, Rosenthal Dissertation Fellowship

2010-11 Graduate Student Fellowships

  • Laura Aydelotte, Rosenthal Dissertation Fellowship
  • Andrew Broughton, Edwarda Williams Dissertation Fellowship
  • Paul Durica, Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
  • Rachel Eisendrath, Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
  • Kate Gaudet, Mellon Early American Literature and Material Texts Dissertation Fellowship at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania
  • Amy Gentry, Whiting Dissertation Fellowship
  • Burke Hilsabeck, Blair Dissertation Fellowship
  • Elizabeth Hutcheon, Evan Frankel Dissertation Fellowship
  • Salinda Lewis, Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship, Kenyon College
  • Marie McDonough, Blair Dissertation Fellowship
  • Andres Millan, Javitz Fellowship
  • Anahid Nersessian, Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
  • Michael Robbins, ACLS/Mellon Dissertation-Year Fellowship
  • Henry Scotch, Blair Dissertation Fellowship

2014-15 Completed PhDs

  • Erin Nerstad
  • Michael Savitz
  • Henry Scotch
  • Brady Smith
  • Joshua Weiss
  • Andrew Yale

2013-14 Completed PhDs

  • Moacir de Sa Pereira
  • Daniel Harris
  • Kerri Hunt
  • Laura Kolb
  • Johanna Winant

2012-13 Completed PhDs

  • Laura Aydelotte
  • Melissa Barton
  • Andrew Broughton
  • Ian Duncan
  • Paul Durica
  • John Havard
  • Megan Heffeman
  • Eirik Steinhoff

2011-12 Completed PhDs

  • David Alworth
  • Rosie Banks
  • Mary Cohen
  • Rachel Eisendrath
  • Amy Gentry
  • Burke Hilsabeck
  • James Hodge
  • Elizabeth Hutcheon
  • Adam Jernigan
  • Thomas Kim
  • Josh Kotin
  • Anthony Madrid
  • Marie McDonough
  • Stephanie Murray
  • William Orchard
  • Margaret Parmenter
  • Thomas Perrin
  • Michael Robbins
  • Adam Rzepka
  • Siddharth Satpathy
  • Rachel Watson
  • Karin Wimbley
  • Nate Wolff
  • Sharif Youssef

2010-11 Completed PhDs

  • Kelly Amienne
  • Raymond Black
  • Rebecca Chung
  • Romi Crawford
  • Mollie Godfrey
  • David Hahn
  • Andrea Haslanger
  • Leslie Keith
  • Michael Meeuwis
  • Anahid Nersessian
  • Joongul Paek
  • Jeremy Rosen
  • A. Laura Stef-Praun
  • Jerome Tharaud
  • Jason Yost
  • Abigail Zitin

2009-10 Completed PhDs

  • John Roger Dodds
  • Shannon Herbert
  • Marisa O'Connor
  • Christie Purifoy
  • Alex Wolfe
  • Lawrence Zygmunt