All Townsend Fellows
Elisa Tamarkin offers a history of the ideas of “relevant” and “irrelevant” knowledge after 1800 in her book project, “Apropos of Nothing: Histories of Relevance and Irrelevance.”
Églantine Colon studies the function of banlieues, urban peripheries, in contemporary aesthetic production and critical theory in her book project, “Tenir la marge. Poétiques et politiques du précaire (Holding the Margin: The Poetics and Politics of Precarity).”
Professor of English Steven Goldsmith works in the fields of critical theory and nineteenth-century British poetry.
Professor of Classics Ellen Oliensis examines questions of erotics, authority, gender, and interpretation in Roman literature, especially the poets of the Augustan era.
Eastern European, Central Asian, and Slavic Studies librarian Liladhar Pendse’s project, “Contesting identities: Azerbaijani periodicals press of the late 19th and early 20th century,” is a bibliographic study of Azerbaijani periodicals examining their influence among Muslims throughout the Russian empire, Ottoman Empire, and Qajar Iran.
In his dissertation, “In the Place of Abandonment: The Poetics of Counter-Progressive Pedagogy,” Ramsey McGlazer locates an alternative tradition within modernism whose commitment to outmoded educational forms constitutes a powerful critique of progress.
Eric Naiman works in the fields of ideological poetics, sexuality and history, history of medicine, Soviet culture, and the gothic novel.
Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe specializes in the literary culture of early medieval England.