Alumni

NameCurrent PositionGrad YearDissertation
Ben Gillespie 2019“Mina Loy Against the Modernists”
Loumia Ferhat2019“The Dilation of the Heart: Rethinking Subjectivity with Ghazālī
Thomas (Scott) Gottbreht Director of Strategic Partnerships,
United Way of Central Maryland
2019 “Closer to Home: Newspaper Representations of Homelessness During the Housing Crisis”
Katherine Boyce-JacinoHonors Faculty Fellow, Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University 2018"Cosmology in the Cosmopolis: Planetaria in the Weimar Republic"
Omid MehrganThe James M. Motley Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature (JHU)2018"The Narrowest Path: Antinomic of Form in Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Analyzed through Kleist, Hegel, and Marx"
Sara ElAmin2018"Wittgenstein's Method: Working on Oneself, Opening the Way for Otherness"
Elena FabiettiPostdoctoral Fellow, German, University of Regensburg2017"Bodies of Glass: A Cultural and Literary History of Transparent Humans"
Martijn BuijsPostdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities & Social Change Center, UC Santa Barbara2017Freedom & Revelation: A Systematic Reconstruction of Schelling's Late Philosophy
Avraham RotJunior Fellow, Maimonides Center for Advanced Studies, University of Hamburg2016"From Anxiety to Boredom: Heidegger, Freud, and the Emotional History of Secularization"
Daniel SchwartzAssistant Professor in German and Russian Cinema,
De​partment of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, McGill University
2015"City Symphonies 1913-1931: Sound, Politics and the Avant-Garde"
Anh NguyenLecturer in German, MIT2014"Contextualizing the 'Inner': Pretense and Aspect in Wittgenstein, Lohenstein, and Goethe"
Larry McGrathAndrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan University2014"The Bergsonian Moment: Science and Spirit in France, 1874-1907"
Nicole JerrAssistant Professor of English, Department of English, United States Air Force Academy2014"Pretenders to the Throne: Sovereignty and Modern Drama"
Thomas DechandInstructor, Loyola University of Maryland2014"Abducting the Imagination: The Methodological Foundation of Science and Criticism in Coleridge and Peirce"
Kate KhatibDesign Director, AK Press Publishing2013"Surrealism's America: Notes on a Vernacular Epistemology"
Rebecca Pekron2013 "‘Que reste-t-il?’ Poetic approaches to immortality: Baudelaire and after"
Tarek DikaAssistant Professor in History of Philosophy, Program of Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame​2013"Descartes and the Origin of the Modern Problem of Finitude"
Cara WeberLecturer, Department of English, Pace University2012"Marriage and ethical agency in four Victorian novels"
Danielle DuboisAssistant Professor, Department of Religion, University of Manitoba2012"Spiritual Practice and Learned Traditions in Marguerite Porete's Mirouer des simples ames"
John DudaDirector of Communications, The Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland, and Co-Founder, Red Emma's2012"The Idea of Self-organization Between Science and Politics"
Jeroen GerritsAssistant Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, Binghamton University (SUNY)2011"Lubricious Objects: Perception and Grammar in Cinema and Poetry"
Gülru ÇakmakAssistant Professor of Nineteenth-Century European Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst2010"Jean-Léon Gérôme: The Innovative Years (1851-1859)"
Joyce TsaiAssistant Professor, Modern and Contemporary Art, College of Fine Arts, University of Florida; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education, University of Iowa, and Curator, University of Iowa Museum of Art2010"László Moholy-Nagy: Painting after Photography"
Martin ShusterAssistant Professor and Director of Judaic Studies, Goucher College2010"I Against I: Transcendental Commitments and Social Deformities after Kant"
Nils F. SchottLecturer, Euro-American Program, Sciences Po Undergraduate College, Reims
Lecturer, Department of Comparative Literature and English, The American University of Paris
2010"The Conversion of Knowledge—Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Catechisms"
Jie GuoAssociate Professor, of Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina2008"Confusing Desires: Representations of Male Same-Sex Relationships in Late Ming and Early Qing Literature"
Molly WarnockAssistant Professor, Department of the History of Art, Johns Hopkins University2008"Thought by Painting: The Early Work of Simon Hantaï"
Stefanos GeroulanosAssociate Professor of European and Intellectual History, New York University, and Director, Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences2008"Man Under Erasure: The Emergence of Antihumanism in French Thought, Politics, and Literature, 1926-1954"
Alexandre LefebvreSenior Lecturer, Department of Government and International Relations and the Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney2007"The Image of Law: Deleuze, Bergson, Spinoza"
Danielle FollettDépartement du monde anglophone, Université de Paris-III, Sorbonne Nouvelle2007"The Ghost of God: Studies in the Nineteenth-century Poetics and Aesthetics of Chance: Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Proust"
Oleg GelikmanAssociate Professor of Comparative Literature, Soka University2007"The Idea of Prose as Modernist Poetics"
Samantha FennoFull-Time Lecturer in the College, University of Chicago2007"Specters of Skepticism: Henry Fielding and the Problematic of Recognition"
Liang MaoProfessor and Director of Graduate Studies, English Department, Peking University, Beijing, China2006"Henry James and the Claim of Sociality"
Anne RoseHistory Lecturer, Mesa College, San Diego Community College District2005"Children’s moral culture and the experimental human sciences in Britain, France and Italy, 1748-1899"
Antonia SzabariAssociate Professor of French and Comparative Literature, University of Southern California2005"Less Rightly Said: Inventing Scandalous Speech in Literature and Religion in the Reformation"
Zachary SngAssociate Professor of Comparative Literature, Brown University2005"Corrupting the fountains of knowledge: language and error from Locke to Schlegel"
Christopher PowersAssociate Professor, Comparative Literature, University of Puerto Rico2004"Ambivalent freedom: the politics of style in the writings of James Joyce and Ralph Ellison"
Ivan GrabovacAssociate Professor of English, Mount Royal University, Canada2004"Thoreau's passion"
Arnd WedemeyerResearcher, German Studies, Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICI) Berlin2003"Expanses of thought: interpretations of space from Kant to Heidegger"
Elizabeth RottenbergAssociate Professor and Associate Chair, Director of Comparative Literature, DePaul University2003"Inheriting the Future: Legacies of Kant, Freud, and Flaubert"
William ScottAssociate Professor, Department of English, University of Pittsburgh2003"Writing from the left: race, gender, and the critique of representation in the Great Depression"
Dana HollanderAssociate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University2002"Exemplarity and chosenness: Rosenzweig and Derrida on the nation of philosophy"
Joanna KlinkProfessor of Poetry, Creative Writing Program, University of Montana2002"Paul Celan: the second person, poetic realism, and ontological hope"
Patrick GreaneyProfessor of German and Humanities, University of Colorado Boulder2002"The beggar's voice: impoverished writing in Nietzsche, Mallarme, Rilke, and Benjamin"
Patrick Provost-SmithIndependent Scholar2002"Macao, Manila, Mexico, and Madrid: Jesuit controversies over strategies for the Christianization of China (1580-1600)"
Daniel Heller RoazenArthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature and the Council of the Humanities, Princeton University2000"Fortune's faces: the Roman de la Rose and the poetics of contingency"
John D. ConnorAssociate Professor, Bryan Singer Division of Cinema and Media Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, USC2000"The Language of Men: Identity and Existentialism in the American Postwar"
Michael KohlerAttorney, Senior Manager at Deloitte Tax LLP1999"Governmental modernity and nineteenth-century narrative and dramatic verse: a study in the ideological inflection of form"
Sarah RoffStaff Psychiatrist at Oregon State Hospital1999"Group mind: psychology and the construction of the public sphere from Romanticism to psychoanalysis"
Maria FarlandAssociate Professor, Department of English, and Co-Director of the Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Fordham University1998"Sexual genesis: narrative form and gender in American literature, 1880-1918"
Mark McGurlProfessor, Department of English, Stanford University1998"The Novel Inside Out: Forms of Distinction in James, Crane, Faulkner and Hammett"
Philip VogtAssociate Professor of History, Lawrence Technological University1998"Figures of Continuity and Modernity in Locke"
Susan MaslanAssociate Professor, French Department, University California, Berkeley1998"Representations and theatricality in French revolutionary theater and politics"
Katherine RudolphAssociate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Rhode Island College, and Research Associate, Pembroke Center, Brown University1997"This body of my dreams: Descartes and Augustine on the body of language"
Robert MankinProfessor, Études Anglophones, Institute Charles V, Université de Paris 71997"A history of contempt: Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"
Catherine KerrAssistant Professor of Medicine and Family Medicine, Alpert Medical School, Brown University1996"Race in the making of American liberalism: 1912-1965"
Joanne WoodAssistant Professor, Department of English, Indiana University at Bloomington1996"Artificial bodies: British modernism and the idea of form"
Natasha KordaProfessor of English and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Wesleyan University1996"Household stuff: Shakespeare's domestic economies"
Alan KeenanSocial Sciences, Harvard University1995"The democratic question: on the rule of the people and the paradoxes of political freedom"
Bridget McDonaldFellowship to France1995"Pensée, plagiary: Pascal and the moderns"
Brigitte GerlTowson State University1995"Modern bodies: D.H. Lawrence, H.D., and the psychoanalytic movement"
David WittenbergAssociate Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Cinematic Arts, The University of Iowa1995"Philosophical Revision: A Reading of Heidegger's Nietzsche"
Elizabeth PittengerEnglish, UC, Berkeley1995"The Traffic in Pages: Pedagogy, Pederasty, and Printing in the English Renaissance"
Paul NellesAssociate Professor, Department of History, Carleton University1995"The Public Library and the Late Humanist Scholarship in Early Modern Europe: Antiquarianism and Encyclopaedism"
Sharon MarcusOrlando Harriman Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, and Dean of Humanities, Columbia University1995"Restless Houses: domesticity and Urban Culture in Paris and London, 1820–1888"
Akira LippitVice Dean of Faculty and Professor, The Bryan Singer Division of Cinema and Media Studies, USC School of Cinematic Arts; Professor of Comparative Literature and of East Asian Languages and Cultures, USC1994"Wildlife after Death: Zoomorphology and Modernism"
Kevin PaskProfessor of English, Concordia University1994"The Emergence of the English Author: Pre-scripting the Life of the Poet in Early Modern England"
Maureen HarkinProfessor of English and Humanities, English Department, Reed College1994
Shaun IrlamComparative Literature, SUNY, Buffalo1994"Unworlding and Otherworldliness: Enthusiasm, Epiphany, and Typology in the Poetry of James Thomson and Edward Young"
Tim WaltersCo-founder and Principal Analyst, Digital Clarity Group1994"Hegel's Last words and the Critique of Speculative Ideas"
Beatrice HanssenGermanic Languages and Literature, Harvard University1993"Walter Benjamin's other history of stones, animals, human beings, and angels"
Gregory SimsBryn Mawr1993"Essaying prudence: Montaigne and the semiotics of diversion"
Saul MyersProfessor, Department of Humanistic Studies, Maryland Institute College of Art1993"Between gold and Oblivion: The Poetry of Paul Celan and the Persistence of Extinguished Memory"
Christy BurnsAssociate Professor of English, College of William and Mary1992"The Mirror and the Razor Crossed: The Politics of Parody in James Joyce's Ulysses and Finnegans Wake"
Karin CopeAssociate Professor of Art History and Critical Studies, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada1992"Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, and the Love of Error"
Jay TribbyHistory, University of Florida1991"Eloquence and experiment: essays on the civil gestures of inquiry in seventeenth-century France and Italy"
Margaret LeaheyNew Hampshire College & University Counsel1991"To hear with my eyes: the native language acquisition project in the Jesuit relations"
Robin AvnerSUNY Binghamton1991"Literature as leaven: George Eliot on fiction, figurative language, and culture"
Susan BernsteinProfessor of Comparative Literature and of German Studies, Brown University1991"Virtuosity of the nineteenth-century : music and language in Heine, Liszt and Baudelaire"
JoAnn PilardiTowson State University1989"Simone de Beauvoir’s notion of the self: philosophy becomes autobiographical"
Joseph MarinoHistory, Hood College1989"Renaissance ideas of ambience and the practice of letters: studies in continuity and change in the works and careers of Francesco Petrarca, Giovanni Gherardi da Prato, Baldassar Castiglione, and Sperone Speroni"
Peter FenvesGerman, Northwestern University1989"A peculiar fate: Kant and the question of world-history"
Elizabeth WatsonWashburn University, Topeka, Kansas1988"Achille Bocchi and the emblem book as symbolic form"
Jay GillenPrincipal of Stadium School1988"Rhetorical invention in the poetry of Robert Browning"
Jeffrey WallenProfessor of Comparative Literature, Hampshire College1988"Aesthetic Vision and Revision: Walter Pater’s Portraiture"
Neil SaccamanoAssociate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Cornell University1988"Publication, Interpretation, and Neoclassicism: The Case of Swift"
Susan DerwinComparative Literature, UC, Santa Barbara1988The renunciation of mimesis: theory and practice of the novel"
Susan WhiteProfessor, Department of English, University of Arizona1988"The Cinema of Max Ophuls: Marginality, Magisterial Vision and the Figure of Woman"
Beatrice MarieEnglish, George Mason University1987"Echoes of Revolution: Early Victorian Narrative and French Fictional models"
Peter MurphyJohn Hawley Roberts Professor of English, Williams College1987"Popular Charms: Popularity and its Influence on Some Romantic Literary careers"
Marilyn SidesSenior Lecturer in English, Wellesley College1985
Mark AndersonProfessor, Germanic Languages, Columbia University1985
Peter StarrProfessor of Literature and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, American University1985
Catherine IngrahamProfessor of Graduate Architecture & Urban Design, Pratt Institute1984
Paisley LivingstonProfessor of Philosophy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong1981
Timothy Conway MurrayProfessor of Comparative Literature and English, Cornell University1981