"My interests include 20th Century literature that evidences a sensitivity to translation, multilingualism, intermediality, and a multisensory experience of the text. Among my broader interests are topography and space in literature, theories of language, and literary-mathematical experiments."
Years at Knox: 2012 to present
Ph.D. Candidate, German Studies, 2012, Cornell University.
M.A., German Studies, 2009, Cornell University.
B.A., English, 2003, Franklin and Marshall College.
Post World War II literatures in German, French and Japanese, translation studies, literary multilingualism, transnational literatures, literatures of migration, theories of language and writing systems, intermedial approaches to print literature, mathematical and geometric tropes in literature, literary-mathematical experiments and literary constraint, theories of space.
Sage Fellowships, Graduate School, Cornell University, 2005-2006 and 2011-2012.
DAAD!Max Kade Center Summer Research Grant, Max Kade Center for Contemporary German Literature, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 2011.
Cornell University Graduate School Research Travel Grant for archival research, L 'Association Georges Perec (Library of the Arsenal), Paris, France, 2010.
DAAD Doctoral Research Fellowship, Institute for Aesthetics and Media, The University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, 2009-2010.
International Research Travel Grant for archival research, L 'Association Georges Perec (Library of the Arsenal), Paris, France
The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University, 2009.
"Orientation, Encounter and Synesthesia in Yoko Tawada and Paul Celan," The Future of Text and Image, ed. Ofra Amihay and Lauren Walsh, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Forthcoming.
"'Hier Agypten es aber kein Prag': Metamorphoses of Language and Space in Yoko Tawada's 'Siavia in Berlin'," in Conference Proceedings of ISSEI 2010 (International Society for the Study of European Ideas), Forthcoming.
"Re-membering the Letter: Georges Perec's Memories of Childhood." Presented as part of the Special Session "Disrupting the Pact: Autobiography in Translation" The I 27th Annual Convention of the Modem Language Association, Seattle, Washington, 2012.
"Metamorphoses of Berlin and Linguistic Orientation in Yoko Tawada's Sprachpolizei und Spielpolyglotte." Roundtable Conference at the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2011.
"The Orthography of Absence in Georges Perec's La Disparition." Presented as part of the Seminar "Disposable Texts," The Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
'"Wo kein Name mehr wachst': Null Points of Orientation in Yoko Tawada's Sprachpolizei und Spielpolyglotte." Colloquium Presentation, Department of German Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 2011.
'"Hier Agypten es aber kein Prag': Metamorphoses of Language and Space in Yoko Tawada's 'Siavia in Berlin."' Presented at the 12th conference of ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas) Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey, 2010.
"lch bin in Europa, ich weill nicht, wo ich bin: Orientierungsversuche in Yoko Tawadas Sprachpolizei und Spielpolyglotte." Presented at "Figurationen der Heimkehr" Conference at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) Justus-Liebig-Universitlit GieBen, GieBen, Germany, 2010.
"Botany of Absence: Celan writes Japanese." Presented at "(dis)junctions 2009: Brave New Worlds" Graduate Student Humanities Conference, University of California, Riverside, 2009.
"(Mis)Speaking the End: Hyperbole and Apocalyptic Tone" Graduate Student Conference in German Studies, Cornell University Conference co-organizer, 2007.
Admissions Representative for graduate student admissions, elected to represent the German Studies graduate student body in departmental admissions, 2012.
Graduate student representative for search committee for senior hire, Department of German Studies, Cornell University, 2010-2011.
Faculty Representative ofthe graduate student body of the Department of German Studies, elected to represent the German Studies graduate student body in faculty meetings, 2008-2009.
Treasurer and co-organizer of The German Circle (Der deutsche Kreis), the weekly German coffee hour at Cornell, 2007-2009.
Treasurer ofthe graduate student body of the Department of German Studies, elected to propose and secure an annual budget for graduate student events, including but not limited to the annual graduate student conference and symposia on selected themes, 2007-2008.
Britt Anderson encourages current Knox students to take classes in constitutional law, LSAT preparation, and to be ready to focus only on the study of law.
Scholar John Agnew aims to debunk myths and promote a better understanding of the dimensions of immigration in the United States and elsewhere.
A double-major in English literature and gender and women's studies, she walks in the footsteps of James Joyce and other writers, gaining a better understanding of them and their work.