Emma Duvall

October 16, 2018

Degrees

2016, BA Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College

Bio

Emma is a Comparative Literature student interested in ancient Greek philosophy.  Her work explores the relationship between philosophy and poetry in Plato and Aristotle.  She is also interested in language, specifically metaphor and simile.


Kylan Rice

September 24, 2018

Degrees

2014, BA English, Brigham Young University

2017, MFA Creative Writing, Colorado State University

Bio

Kylan Rice studies nineteenth-century American poetry and poetics.


Publications:

Articles

  • “‘Some Other’s Text’: Dan Beachy-Quick, Moby-Dick, and the Poetics of Reading,” Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies (forthcoming)
  • “‘Light—enabling Light’: Emily Dickinson and the Apparatus of the Poet’s I,” Women’s Studies, Vol. 47: Issue 3, 317-332, 2018.
  • “Reformatted / Re-fleshed: Gender, the Internet and New Configurations for Embodiment.” Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism: Vol. 7: No. 1, 2014.

Reviews

  • “Review of Thick and Dazzling Darkness: Religious Poetry in a Secular Age by Peter O’Leary. Columbia University Press (2017).” Literature and Belief, Vol. 37, Issue 2, 2018.
  • “Review of Ornamental Aesthetics: The Poetry of Attending in Thoreau, Dickinson, & Whitman by Theo Davis. Oxford University Press 2016, 245 pp.” The Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin, Vol. 29, No. 2, Fall 2017.
  • “6,852: Archipelagic Imagination at the Tenth International Melville Conference.” Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies, Vol. 18: Issue 1, 2016.

Awards

  • Ruth Richardson Award for Outstanding Academic Performance in the First Year of Graduate Study, 2018

Jordan Schroeder

April 23, 2018

Degrees

2012, BA English, University of Michigan

Bio

Jordan Schroeder is a PhD candidate studying global cinema and critical theory. Her research examines spectatorship and the essay film genre. More specifically, she focuses on the intersubjective space that the essay film genre exaggerates and explores, and the phenomenological experience of the spectator as he encounters that space.

Awards

  • Merit Graduate Fellow, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2012
  • University of North Carolina George Hills Harper Award, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2013

Emilio Jesus Taiveaho Pelaez

April 23, 2018

Degrees

2013, BA Critical Studies (in English Cultures, Literatures, and Film) & Latin American Studies, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Bio

Emilio Taiveaho was born in Quito, Ecuador, to a Finnish Father and Ecuadorian Mother, and spent his childhood prehending—and being prehended by—the beatific and magnanimous Andes. A first-generation immigrant, Emilio moved to the United States to further his education, finishing his High School career in Winona, Minnesota, and graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in 2017. He is currently pursuing a PhD. in literature from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where he specializes in twentieth- and twenty-first-century poetry and poetics across the Américas, and is interested in the intersection of aesthetics, biopolitics, performance, and visual art.


Awards

  • 2017 – Present: Mellon Fellow

Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Laura Broom

April 17, 2018

Degrees

2007, BA, Davidson College

Bio

Laura Broom is currently working on her dissertation, which examines representations of trans identity in contemporary Anglophone novels.  She is also interested in body studies, particularly contested notions of gender, race, and personhood in literature and culture. Her teaching experience includes many composition courses, as well as literature classes focused on diversity, race, literary genres, and contemporary novels.  She is currently working on two pedagogy articles for publication, one on teaching trans texts and theories in the undergraduate classroom and the other on service-learning experiences at the university level.


Teaching Awards

  • Erika Lindemann Teaching Award in Composition and Literature, 2016
  • Earl Hartsell Award for Excellence in Teaching Composition, 2014

Awards

  • Provost’s Committee on LGBTQ Life Summer Research Funding, 2017
  • Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives Micro-Grant, 2017
  • Ruth Rose Richardson Award for Outstanding Scholarship, 2012

Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Adra Raine

April 8, 2018

Degrees

2008, BA English and Studio Art, Drew University

2010, MA English, University of Maine at Orono

2019 (expected), PhD English, University or North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bio

Adra Raine is a scholar, teacher, and poet who studies and teaches American Literature from the nineteenth century to the present, with a focus on contemporary literature, poetry and poetics, and the innovative tradition. Her dissertation, “Resonance Over Resolution: Resisting Definition in Nathaniel Mackey, Ed Roberson, and Susan Howe’s Post-1968 Poetics” focuses on three major American poets whose works engage the politics of poetic form as an urgent response to global social crisis in the late twentieth century, innovating poetic forms that prefer resonance over resolution: to study all sides of meaning, history, and struggle in cross-cultural relation to one another, rather than resolve into single definitions that privilege one culture of meaning over another.


Publications:

  • “In the Folds: Process and Interval in Nathaniel Mackey’s and Ed Roberson’s Post-1968Poetics,” Paideuma (in review).
  • “Excavations of ‘a Reagan Childhood’: Lauren Levin’s The Braid.” Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion (accepted).
  • Want-Catcher (New York: The Operating System, 2018)
  • “Dear Djamilaa: On Nathaniel Mackey’s From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate.” Talisman: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Issue 43 (2015): n.

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  • “Poetry as ‘Syndrome and Song’ in Bruce Smith’s Devotions.” Free Verse, Issue 22(Spring 2012): n. pag.

Awards

  • Kirby Dissertation Fellowship, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2018)
  • Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2017)
  • Dissertation Research Fellowship, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2017)
  • Most Outstanding Graduate Student, English Department, University of Maine at Orono (2010)
  • Honorable Mention, Turner Award for Essay Writing, University of Maine at Orono (2010)

Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Paul Blom

April 7, 2018

Degrees

2010, MA English, DePaul University

2008, BA English, Birmingham-Southern College

Bio

Originally from LaGrange, GA, Paul is primarily interested in American literature from 1865 to the present and its intersection with trauma studies. In addition to his scholarly work, he also teaches sections of ENGL105, tutors for the athletic department, and currently serves as the Co-Editor for the Fiction section of The Carolina Quarterly. He also writes original pieces of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and drama as well as scripts for promotional videos and short narrative or documentary films.


Publications:

  • Blom, Paul. “‘A trap of our own making’: Mark Twain and the Mechanized Warfare of King Arthur’s Court.” War, Myths, and Fairy Tales, edited by Sara Buttsworth and Maartje Abbenhuis. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Jan. 2017.

Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Calvin Olsen

April 6, 2018

Degrees

2011, MFA Creative Writing, Boston University

2010, BA English, Brigham Young University

Bio

Calvin is an MA candidate in the Literature, Medicine, and Culture program, and Poetry Editor of The Carolina Quarterly. He is currently completing his thesis, an online anthology of poetry and medicine titled antiBODY.


Publications:

  • Poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Tampa Review, International Poetry Review, The London Magazine, Poetry Daily, Tar River Poetry, The Missouri Review, Lay Bare the Canvas: New England Poets on Art, and many other journals and anthologies.

Teaching Awards

  • ASN/SICE Alumni Association Scholarship for Careers in Education, 2009 & 2010.

Awards

  • Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship – Boston University Creative Writing Program, 2011

Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Martin Groff

April 5, 2018

Degrees

2015, BA English and German, Lebanon Valley College

Bio

I am a PhD student in the English and Comparative Literature department at UNC – Chapel Hill. I graduated from Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania in 2015 with a BA in English and German, and creative writing minor. I began in the graduate program at UNC in Fall 2015. My research interests are centered around the destabilization of nationalism and time in 19th century American literature.


Curriculum Vitae / Resume