All Townsend Fellows

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Jacob Dalton, East Asian Languages & Cultures, , South & Southeast Asian Studies
Associate Professor Fellow
2014-2015

In his book project, The Spread of the Local: Ritual Manuals and the Rise of Tantra, Jacob Dalton examines the cache of ancient Tibetan manuscripts discovered a century ago in Dunhuang, on the old Silk Road, a collection that reveals the lost history of tantric Buddhism.

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Karin Sanders, Scandinavian
Professor
2014-2015

Karin Sanders is a scholar of Scandinavian literature, visual arts, and theater.

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Susan Schweik, English
Professor
2014-2015

Susan Schweik is a scholar of disability studies.

Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe
Professor
2014-2015

Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe specializes in the literary culture of early medieval England.

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Eric Naiman, Slavic Languages & Literatures, , Comparative Literature
Professor
2014-2015

Eric Naiman works in the fields of ideological poetics, sexuality and history, history of medicine, Soviet culture, and the gothic novel.

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Ramsey McGlazer, Comparative Literature
Dissertation Fellow
2014-2015

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.

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Jocelyn Rodal, English
Dissertation Fellow
2014-2015

Jocelyn Rodal’s dissertation, “ ‘A Few Sheets of Paper Covered with Arbitrary Symbols’: Formalism, Modernism, Mathematics,” bridges this gap by considering a moment in a field strikingly similar to literary theory, although never viewed as such.

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Cullen Goldblatt, Comparative Literature
Dissertation Fellow
2014-2015

Cullen Goldblatt’s dissertation, “Places of Complicity in Narratives of Historical Atrocity: Thiaroye, Dakar and District Six, Cape Town,” examines the narratives in literature, film, and oral accounts concerning these two African places and their associated historical atrocity.

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