Jerrod Rosenbaum

August 15, 2018

Degrees

2009, BA English (magna cum laude with research distinction in English), The Ohio State University

2013, MA English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bio

Jerrod Rosenbaum’s interests include the English Bible, Christian Semitism, the Protestant Reformation, and the legacy of the Crusades. He writes on More, Spenser, Ariosto, and Tasso. His dissertation involves European interaction with the Near East in the sixteenth century, especially concerning Latin Christendom’s utilization of Semitic languages, literature, and religion for polemical purposes during the Protestant Reformation.


Publications:

“Spenser’s Merlin Rehabilitated,” Spenser Studies: A Renaissance Poetry Annual 29 (2014), 149-178.


Awards

Julius S. Hanner Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2010-2011).

Bruce Lea, Jr. Graduate Travel Grant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of English and Comparative Literature (November, 2014).

Richardson Dissertation Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of English and Comparative Literature (Fall, 2017).

Howell-Voitle Award for outstanding work on a dissertation in the Early Modern Period (2016- 2017).


Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Che Sokol

April 27, 2018

Degrees

2014, BA English and French Literature, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Bio

While my interests are varied–from British Modernism to North African Cinema to RPG tabletop and videogames–my current research focuses on gender and sexuality in French and North African Film. While I usually teach French language classes, I also have a background in Women’s and Gender Studies, Global Cinema, Middle Eastern Studies, and Arabic. As a Comparative Literature student, I enjoy doing interdisciplinary work through different departments at UNC, including English and Comparative Literature, Romance Studies, Asian Studies, and African Studies.


Awards

  • Foreign Language Area Scholarship, African Studies: Arabic, Summer 2016
  • Foreign Language Area Scholarship, African Studies: Arabic, Summer 2018

Anna Carson Levett

April 24, 2018

Degrees

2007, BA French and English (with emphasis in Creative Writing), University of Pennsylvania

Bio

Anna Levett is a doctoral candidate in comparative literature. Specializing in twentieth century French/Francophone and Arabic literature, her work primarily focuses on Mediterranean studies and global modernism, with a secondary focus on film studies. Her dissertation, Mediterranean Dream-Places: The Past and Future of Surrealism in Late 20th century Arab Literature, concerns the reception of French surrealism in the Arab world. From 2015-2016, she was a fellow at the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad (CASA) in Cairo, Egypt. In Fall 2018 she will be a fellow at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. She has published in Quarterly Review of Film and Video.


Publications:

  • “‘Shouldn’t Love Be the One True Thing?’ Godard and the Legacy of Surrealist Ethics,” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 34.8 (Summer 2017).


Awards

  • Camargo Foundation Residency, Cassis, France (Fall 2018)
  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship, UNC Graduate School (2016-2017)
  • Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) Fellowship, American University in Cairo (2015-2016)
  • FLAS – Advanced Arabic, UNC-Chapel Hill (2012-2013)
  • FLAS – Advanced Arabic, Qasid Institute, Amman, Jordan (Summer 2012)
  • FLAS – Beginning Arabic, UNC-Chapel Hill (Summer 2011)
  • Best Graduate Essay in Comparative Literature, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2010-2011

Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Amanda M. Al-Raba’a

April 23, 2018

Degrees

BA English and Comparative Literature, Indiana University, 2012

Bio

Amanda Al-Raba’a is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature. She received her BA from Indiana University Bloomington with a double major in English and Comparative Literature. Her research focuses on gender, war, and translation in Arabic and Arab diaspora literatures. She has taught courses in French, film, and literature.