All Townsend Fellows
Hannah Archambault explores the relationship between courtly centers and frontier zones in southern India.
Kevin Block’s dissertation argues that after the Civil War a coalition of New York architects, architectural pedagogues, and critics determined what it meant for Americans to "know" architecture.
Keith Budner’s dissertation provides a new account of how medieval and early modern Spain studied the Iberian Peninsula’s classical-colonial past with an eye toward defining Spain’s emerging national culture.
Katherine Ding asks two related questions in “Honesty: William Blake and the Body Politic": how can honesty still be meaningful when we no longer trust a subject’s self-claim of authenticity, and what is the relationship between honesty and community?
Charlton Payne’s book project, “On the Trail of Refugees: Documentality and Narrative in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century German-Language Literature and Culture,” examines how the telling of refugee stories has emerged as an engine of cultural knowledge with political, epistemological, and ethical components
Caitlin Rosenthal (History) is working on a book project on the complex relationship between slavery and capitalism in American history. Most histories of modern management focus on the factories of England and New England, only extending later to the American South.
Gilad Sharvit studies the intersection of theories of history, politics, and religion in modern German-Jewish thought and literature.
Zhang (English, Comparative Literature) traces a transformation and revaluation of literary description in Anglo-French fiction around the turn of the twentieth century, when many modernist writers denounced the descriptive “excesses” of the nineteenth century realist novel.