Bryant Scott successfully defended his thesis “Mohsin Hamid and the Novel of Globalization” and is preparing for doctoral study in the field at the University of Miami.
Congratulations to Katie Sinor, who has successfully defended her thesis “Finding Displacement Through Incest in Salman Rushdie’s Novels.” Katie, we wish you the best in all future endeavors and hope you’ll keep in touch with us.
Congratulations to Paula Hardy upon successfully defending her thesis, “Hungarian Identity: Constancy and Change in the Fatherland, Mother Tongue, and Family Lines.”
Congratulations to Tina Craddock upon the successful defense of her thesis “INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA IN AFRICAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURES,” directed by Dr. Watson.
Congratulations to Melissa Smoak upon successfully defending her thesis, “”The Melancholic Subject: Exploring Loss and Relationships in African American and Asian American Fiction,” directed by Dr. Huang, who adds, ”The committee was impressed with her insightful interpretations, aided by recent revisions of psychoanalytic theories, of African American and Asian American fiction.”
Congratulations to Kristen Schindler upon successfully defending her thesis “The Exile in Literature: Remembering What Has Been Lost and Finding the Courage to Move Forward,” directed by Dr. Kristy Ulibarri.
Congratulations and best wishes to our colleague, Dr. Andrea Kitta, who was elected the new area coordinator for our programs in multicultural and transnational literatures.
Our student Bryant Louis Scott has published of his essay “Against Fundamentalism: ‘Mongrolization’ and the Breaking of Fictional Walls in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist.” The essay appears in The Commonwealth Review and is being re-printed in a book called Literature of South Asian Diaspora.
On behalf of the Multicultural and Transnational Literatures faculty, I would like to congratulate Kristin Davis upon successfully defending her CAPS project, “Representing the Under-Represented: A Tenth-Grade Curriculum Based on Indigenous Literatures and the Common Core State Standards.”