All Townsend Fellows

Katherine Chandler
Dissertation Fellow
2013-2014

Katherine Chandler's dissertation in Rhetoric, "Drone Flights and Failures: Unmanning American Military Operations between 1936 and 1976," examines how the human and nonhuman components that variously comprise drone technologies map onto the politics of targeting, unmanning, and secrecy.

Edmund Campion
Professor
2013-2014

Edmund Campion is Professor of Composition and the Co-Director at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies in the Department of Music. His music explores relationships between sound and space—creations that often involve the careful mixing of acoustic instruments with emerging computer technologies.

Jennifer Nelson
Jennifer Nelson, Robbins Collection
Library Fellow
2013-2014

In her project, "Companion Planting: The Publication History of Varro’s De re rustica and Its Interpretive Implications," rare books and special collections librarian Jennifer Nelson tests the hypothesis that publishing conventions have influenced modern readers’ interpretations of Varro, which erroneously assume that Varro, like Cato, is concerned primarily with technical farming advice.

Cori Hayden
Cori Hayden, Anthropology
Associate Professor Fellow
2013-2014

In her book project, "New Same Things," Cori Hayden (Anthropology) argues that generic pharmaceutical developments in Mexico offer strong evidence countering arguments that Latin American popular politics are no longer organized around “the domestic copy,” the famous hallmark of consumption, production, and national identity in the era of 20th century import substitution.

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Dissertation Fellow
2013-2014

In her dissertation, "Technologies of Expression: Writing Poetry in Postwar America," Rebecca Gaydos (English) examines the relation between the literary arts and technoscience in post-World War II America.

Catherine Flynn
Assistant Professor Fellow
2013-2014

In her book project, "James Joyce, Walter Benjamin and the Matter of Modernity," Catherine Flynn (English) takes a comparative approach to understand how Joyce’s formal innovations engage with the problems of the modern capitalist city.

Michael Craig
Michael Craig, East Asian Languages & Cultures
Dissertation Fellow
2013-2014

Michael Craig (East Asian Languages and Cultures) argues in his dissertation,"Beauty in / and / vs. Action: The Question of Aesthetics in 1990s Japanese Role-Playing Games," that Japanese Role-Playing Games (JRPGs) of the late 1990s, contrary to scholarly assumptions, value extended periods of inaction.

Klaus Corcilius
Klaus Corcilius, Philosophy
Associate Professor Fellow
2013-2014

In his book project, "Aristotle’s Conception of Animal and Human Agency," Klaus Corcilius (Philosophy) reevaluates Aristotle’s theory of animal and human agency. Corcilius argues that this theory is embedded in Aristotle’s natural philosophy and that Aristotle is able to defend the existence of autonomous human and animal agency in a causally closed universe.

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