PhD GRADUATE STUDENTS
Ross received his BA in German from Metro State College. He subsequently completed an MA in Germanic Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he researched representations of the body in the early “war works” of Ernst Jünger. He is interested in the ways narrative structure changes in war literature with the advent of modern warfare and plans on working with German and Spanish literatures. He writes and performs music with his band, The Chariots of Judah.
Andrew has degrees in Theatre Arts from Bethel College and in English Studies from Indiana University South Bend. His languages are Spanish, Japanese, and Classical Japanese. His academic interests center on a comparative study of Japanese culture through new media and literature.
Dragan Ilic received his BA in Literature from the University of Nis, Serbia. His interests include English, Russian, 19th and 20th century novel, 20th century literary theories, mainly Russian Formalism, Deconstruction as well as Marxism and Cultural Materialism. He is interested in the phenomena that are usually described as intertextual or transtextual, particularly in literary parody and its historical, ideological, cultural and intertextual foundations.
Wei-Yi earned a BA in English from the National Taiwan University and an MA in English Literature from the National Chengchi University. He works on Medieval Chinese poetry, narrative, history, philosophy, religion and art, comparative fiction and poetics, and literary theory (specifically psychoanalysis, culture studies, and gender studies). His languages are classical Chinese, Mandarin, English, Japanese, and French.
Chao Liu received his BA in Chinese Language and Literature from Nanjing University and an MA in Chinese Studies from CU-Boulder. He is interested in Chinese and Japanese literatures and films, with a focus on nationalism, colonialism, social identity and other political issues.
Ljudmila Mila Popovich received her B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and her M.A. in English Literature and Film Studies from the University of Colorado at Denver. Her M.A. thesis entitled Cinemagic Realism: Magic Realism in International Cinema became a published monograph in 2009. In addition to critical writing, she writes and publishes poetry in her native language in the foremost Montenegrin literary journals. Her areas of study are English/American and Serbo-Croatian Literature with interests in international cinema, literary and film theory, women’s studies, politics and aesthetics, and theories of postmodernism.
Math Mark Albrey Trafton II
Math Trafton received a B.S. in Computer Science, a B.A. and M.A. in Creative Writing, and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His dissertation, “The Ghostmodern: Revisionist Haunting in Twentieth-Century American Literature and Film,” traces the development of recent American ghost stories as they work in dialogue with a variety of theoretical refigurations of subjectivity (particularly through language and narrative theory, ontological philosophy, and psychoanalysis). Though his work is primarily grounded in American literature and film, he also works heavily in French literary theory, as well as some Spanish and German literature.
Nicole White received her B.A. in Environmental Studies and Russian Studies from the University of Colorado at Denver, her M.A. in Russian Language and Literature from the University of Denver, and her M.A. in Comparative Literature from this Program. She has a broad background in Slavic folk culture and Literature. Her academic interests are centered around the psychological conceptions of the mysterious and dangerous Feminine in folk belief and literature.
MA GRADUATE STUDENTS
Joliene Adams received her BA in History and Spanish from Willamette University. She is interested in 19th and 20th century literature in the Americas with a focus on cultural production, literary theory, issues of oppression and resistance, and the relationship of mythology and history in literature.
Jenna received her BA in English from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Her languages are French and Arabic. Her academic domain is French and English literature from the 19th and early 20th century. Her interests include intersections of gender, sexuality, and colonialism in North Africa and the Middle East; adolescent literature, animals in literature, translation, and graphic novels.
Lindsey received her BA in English and Russian from Dickinson College and her MS in Secondary Education from the University of Scranton. Her interests include 19th and 20th century Russian literature and culture and 20th & 21st century literary theory.
Jeffrey received his BA in Modern Literary Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He studies English, French and German and is interested in 19th and 20th century European literature, postmodern studies, and trauma studies.
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Jennifer received her BA in International Relations from Claremont McKenna College. She will study English, French and Spanish and is interested in issues of identity and culture.
Dustin Dill received his BA in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder. After studying abroad in Mexico, Dustin worked as an English language teacher throughout Latin America for three years. Drawing from his second language, Spanish, he is greatly intrigued by literature from Mexico and the United States and how they coalesce. Dustin also has been working with Fast Forward Press, which publishes flash fiction, for more than two years and this year has acted as a primary editor.
Esteffan Alan Gutierrez (on leave Spring 2013)
Alan received his BA from UTEP in English and Spanish with a minor in French, having also studied Latin and Greek and Japanese. His interests are the Bildungsroman novel, French Symbolism, 20th Latin American poetry, English Romanticism, the Spanish baroque, Classical drama, Shakespeare, the short story, poetic prose and poetics, dramatics, psychoanalysis, and comparative linguistics. He’s also interested in the psyche of decadent characters, such as the protagonists of the works of Haruki Murakami and Scott Fitzgerald. He writes short stories and translations.
Joe received his BA in Philosophy and English from the University of Northern Colorado. He speaks French and Spanish. His interests include Lacan, Zizek, Modernism, Existentialism, Psychoanalysis, Judith Butler, Postcolonial Theory, and explorations of the topics of race and ethnicity, particularly in the works of William Faulkner.
Jade received her BA in English from Tulane University. Her current academic interests involve ecology in the humanities, ecocriticism, urban and spatial studies, world literature, literatures of migration and exile, Continental philosophy, literary theory, and posthumanism. She works in Spanish, French, and world literature(s) translated into English.
Cary received his BA in Philosophy from California State University Fullerton with focus on bio-politics, post-structural theory and environmental & animal studies. He has worked as an EMT in an emergency room for over 11 years. His interests are in counter-discourses and theories concerning precarity and the crises that are created with regards to biotechnology and the medical-industrial complex.
Rose received her BA in Comparative Literature from San Francisco State University. She works with 20th Century Russian and Russian-Jewish literature, the history of Jewish thought, and literary theory. She is particularly interested in Bakhtin, space and the body, and haunting or bedevilment in literature.
Kristina received her BA in Spanish and in Women’s and Gender Studies from Georgetown University. She is interested in the concept of art as reflective of the tensions between marginalized communities and the mainstream in Latin American and US literatures.
Kimberly received her BA in English from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She will study Spanish & French, Caribbean and African post-colonialism, and cultural anthropology.
Joey received his B.A. in Philosophy and Humanities from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His interests include aesthetic distancing, relationships between fiction and reality, dramatic literature, the American novel, and Jewish history and literature. He studies German, English, and Hebrew. He is currently focusing on representations of the Holocaust, particularly tracing its transformation in literary fiction/history of second and third generation Jewish and German writers.
Rubi Sanchez Lozoya
Rubi received her BA in English and French from New Mexico State University. A native speaker of Spanish, she is studying Hindi/Urdu as well. Her research interests include gender and queer theory, diaspora and adaptations. She is currently working in literature and film from South Asia.