I earned my Ph.D Candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan in 2015. I specialize in modern German and Russian literature, poetics, and translation studies. Before coming to Ann Arbor in 2008, I earned my B.A. in Comparative Literature, Germanic and Slavic Languages, and Philosophy at the University of Georgia, Athens. Contact me […]

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This page provides highlights of my academic profile; for full details, please download a copy of my CV.. Education: University of Michigan: Ph.D, Comparative Literature, 2015 University of Georgia: BA, Germanic and Slavic Languages, Comparative Literature, minor in Philosophy (summa cum laude), 2008 Major Fellowships Held: In 2013-2014, I was the Sylvia “Duffy” Engle Graduate […]



Courses Taught: Here’s some information about the courses that I have taught at the University of Michigan, and links to syllabi for the courses which I designed myself. Feel free to use them for inspiration–if you do, I’d love to hear about it and trade ideas, so send me an email/comment! Honors 241: Great Performances […]

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Fields of Interest: German and Russian Literature and Philosophy (18th-20th Centuries), Germanic-Slavic Literary and Cultural Relations, Poetics, Lyric Studies, Translation, Ecocritical Studies, Science Fiction Book Project: ‚ÄúLyric Petrologies: Languages of Stone in Rilke, Trakl, Mandelstam, Celan, and Sachs” My project studies the poetics of stone in twentieth-century German and Russian lyric. I illuminate a diverse […]

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