All Townsend Fellows
Karen Nakamura researches disability, sexuality, and other minority social movements in contemporary Japan.
Paige explores how Richard Wagner’s understanding of “climate” — as opposed to nature — shaped both his aesthetic theories and operatic depictions of nature.
In her dissertation, “Fictions of Scholarship: Hermeneutics & Hellenism in Early Modern England,” Jane Raisch reimagines the period-defining narrative of the Renaissance as the age of classical rediscovery by investigating the impact of Greek antiquity on early modern English literature.
Chloe Kitzinger's dissertation, “Illusion and Instrument: The Lives of Characters in Dostoevsky and Tolstoy,” focuses critical attention on a problem in the history and theory of the novel: that realist characters exist independently from the author’s control, and even from the constraints of form.
Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law Leti Volpp examines questions of citizenship, migration, culture, and identity from the intersection of legal studies, American Studies, and the humanities.
Niek Veldhuis is Professor of Assyriology.
In her dissertation, “‘The living labours of publick men’: Poetic Production as Domestic Practice from Rabelais to Milton,” Katie Kadue explores how early modern French and English male authors conceived of their work as a form of domestic and reproductive labor, better understood as iterative rather than innovative.
Stephanie Moore's dissertation, “Allegory as Cognitive Technology in Early Modern England,” examines the role of allegory in English literary history by revealing its affinities with scholarly methods of sorting, retaining, and retrieving information.