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Dylan Thompson

July 24, 2018

Degrees

2014, BA English, University of Oregon

Bio

I study late medieval English and Italian literature, focusing primarily on the works of Dante and Chaucer. I’m also especially interested in folk music, vernacular and vulgar literary traditions, and religion.


Kristján Hannesson

April 23, 2018

Degrees

MA in Comparative Literature, University of Iceland

BA in Comparative Literature, University of Iceland

Bio

Kristján studies problems of grace and cultural continuity in Renaissance literature.


Publications:

Hannesson, Kristján. “Making Sense of Form: The Semantic Implications of Structure in Petrarch’s Double Sestina.” MLN, vol. 135, no. 1, 2020, pp. 34-54.


Michael J. Clark

April 6, 2018

Degrees

2011, BA English, Colby College

Bio

I am a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and a Graduate Teaching Fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill. As a comparatist, I’ve studied Italian, Spanish, ancient Greek, Latin, Old English, Irish, and French, and my research interests include Renaissance literature, the history of medicine, theater studies, translation studies, classical reception, writing center studies, and pedagogy.

My dissertation “Deceptive Medicine and (Dis)Trust in Renaissance Drama” examines interactions between patients and medical practitioners in English, Italian, and French Renaissance comedies. The project explores how questions of trust and distrust in medical authority are reflected and dramatized in Renaissance theater.

My cross-disciplinary teaching experience has included Italian language courses, first-year composition courses, and literature survey courses. I also served for four years as a coach at the UNC Writing Center, providing one-on-one writing feedback and sharing composition strategies with more than 1000 unique students.

When not teaching, writing, or conducting research, I like to travel the world and to sing in a local community chorus.


Teaching Awards

  • Erika Lindemann Teaching Award in Composition and Literature, 2019
  • Literature Teaching Award, 2016
  • Foreign Language Teaching Award, 2016
  • Engaged Instructor Award, 2015

Awards

  • Howell-Voitle Dissertation Award, 2020
  • McLendon-Thomas Award in the History of Medicine, 2018
  • Future Faculty Fellowship Program, 2017
  • Folger Shakespeare Library Grant-in-Aid, 2015

Curriculum Vitae / Resume