All Townsend Fellows
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.
In her dissertation, “The Politics and Praxis of Children's Music Education in the German Democratic Republic, 1949-1989,” Anicia Timberlake examines East German educators’ and composers’ attempts to create effective socialist pedagogical practices.
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.
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.
In her dissertation, “From Empire to Humanity: Technologies of Famine Relief in an Era of Decolonization,” Tehila Sasson analyzes the emergence of global humanitarian ethics in the context of empire and its loss.
Chenxi Tang’s project in German, "Imagining World Order: International Law and Literature in Europe, 1500-1900," is an intellectual and literary history of international order.
Rasheed Tazudeen’s dissertation in English, "Animal Metaphor and the Unmaking of the Human: Carroll, Flaubert, Joyce, Kafka, and Woolf," analyzes the “human” and the “nonhuman” as products of historical, material, cultural, and linguistic processes subject to change according to the ways they are expressed in literature.
In her dissertation, "Mousikē and Mythos: The Role of Choral Performance in Later Euripidean Tragedy," Naomi Weiss (Classics) examines the dramatic function of references to mousikē (music and dance) in the plays of Euripides, particularly in his supposedly "dithyrambic" choral odes.