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FRANKE RESIDENTIAL FELLOWS, 2022-23

Franke Faculty Residential Fellows

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Professor, Music

The Cabaretesque in Jewish Music: Sounding Modern European History Anew

 

I seek new ways of understanding the historical narratives of modernism and modernity through the comparative study of cabaret.

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Associate Professor, Art History

The Interconnected Mesoamerican World

I reconstruct a world before borders, where people, art, and ideas moved throughout ancient Mesoamerica and beyond.

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Assistant Professor, English Language & Literature

God, Witches, War and Boys I Knew in School

My collection of essays explores violence, magic, religion, and sexuality.

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Associate Professor, Linguistics

Lautjudentum: Jabotinsky’s Language Ideology

I examine how material aspects of spoken language feature in Zionist language revival ideologies, focusing on the linguistic writings of Vladimir Jabotinsky.

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Associate Professor, English Language & Literature

In Human Scale: Earth Systems in the Literary Imagination

I explore how nineteenth-century literature helped readers connect the limited scale of human experience to the vast, inhuman scales of biological and geological earth systems. 

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Assistant Professor, Slavic Languages & Literatures 

The Special Effects of Soviet Wonder

I work on theories and technologies of immersivity in Soviet cinema of the 1930s.

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Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations

Small-Scale Complexity: Central Anatolia in the Early First Millennium BCE

I use the historical and archaeological record of central Anatolia during the Middle Iron Age period to understand the social and political dynamics of these early small states.

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Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature

Mystical Poetics: Eroticism, Embodiment, and Song in the Christian Contemplative Tradition

My project reframes mystical poetry as an extension of the affective, embodied, and erotic devotional practices sustained in monastic and semi-monastic communities.

 

Franke Dissertation Completion Residential Fellows

 
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Doctoral Candidate, Romance Languages & Literatures

The Haunted Southern Cone: Sinister Power and Political Terror in the Cultural Imaginary of Dictatorship

I examine how Argentine and Brazilian authors, filmmakers, and artists use characteristics of the horror genre to respond to dictatorship.

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Doctoral Candidate, South Asian Languages & Civilizations

Intimate Revolutions: Men and Women in 1960s Bengali Literature

I track how gender norms were being revolutionized and transformed in the Bengali prose and poetry of the times.

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Doctoral Candidate, East Asian Languages & Civilizations

A History of Style: Literary Criticism in Cold War China

I search the history of Chinese literary criticism for a better understanding of "style.”

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Doctoral Candidate, Cinema & Media Studies

After Ubiquity: Surveillance Media and the Technics of Social Difference

I examine how the concept of ubiquity enables and limits our understanding of the way that surveillance technologies distribute power.