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.”
On behalf of the Multicultural and Transnational Literatures faculty, I would like to congratulate Jessica Jones upon successfully defending her thesis “POLITICS OF THE (TEXTUAL) BODY: EMBODIED ISSUES OF GENDER AND POWER IN AIDOO’S CHANGES: A LOVE STORY, FAQIR’S PILLARS OF SALT, AND WINTERSON’S WRITTEN ON THE BODY.”
On behalf of the MTL faculty, I would like to congratulate Maegan Mercer-Bourne for successfully defending her thesis, “A CYCLE OF CONTROL: WOMEN’S IDENTITY LOSS THROUGH COLONIALISM IN THE CARIBBEAN AND AFRICA.”
On behalf of the MTL faculty, I would like to congratulate Joshua James upon successfully defending his thesis “Cotton, Rum, and Reason: Anti-Imperialist Poetry from 19th- Century U.S. Newspapers and Post-Colonial Discourse.”
On behalf of the Multicultural and Transnational Literatures concentration, I would like congratulate Virginia Mullins for successfully defending her professional project, “Ethnic American Literature Curriculum Unit.”