Faculty Seminar and Reading and Writing Group Grant Recipients

Faculty Seminar and Reading and Writing Group Grants, 2020-21

Faculty Seminars

C21 STL: A Faculty Seminar on the Contemporary (2020–23)
Convener: Melanie Micir (English)

Writing Groups

NEW
Interdisciplinary Dissertation and Publication Writing Group
Graduate student conveners: Trent McDonald (graduate student in English), Heesoo Cho (graduate student in History)

Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Writing Group
Postdoctoral fellow conveners: Anna Whittington (postdoctoral fellow in Interdisciplinary Program in the Humanities), Rosanne Liebermann (postdoctoral fellow in Jewish, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies)

RENEWALS
Literary Translation Workshop
Graduate student convener: Olivia Lott (graduate student in Romance Languages and Literatures)

Religion and Literature Writing Group
Graduate student conveners: Ann Marie Jakubowsk (graduate student in English), Shirley Anghel (graduate student in Romance Languages and Literatures)

Reading Groups

NEW
The Real of Psychoanalysis and Marxism Reading Group
Graduate student conveners: Santiago Rozo Sanchez (graduate student in Romance Languages and Literatures), Katja Perat (graduate student in Comparative Literature)

Transregional East Asia Reading Group
Graduate student conveners: Haochen Wang (graduate student in History), Kejian Shi (graduate student in History)

The Literature and Performance Reading Group
Graduate student conveners: Alexandra Swanson (graduate student in English), Sara Brenes Akerman (graduate student in English)

The Genre-Bending Reading Group
Graduate student conveners: Karla Aguilar Velasquez (graduate student in Romance Languages and Literatures), Maddie House-Tuck (graduate student in Performing Arts), Yuhua Shi (graduate student in East Asian Languages and Cultures)

RENEWALS
Medical Humanities Reading Group
Conveners: Carolyn Sargent (Anthropology), Corinna Treitel (History)

Queering the Transnational Conversation Reading Group
Conveners: Jeffrey McCune (Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies & Performing Arts), Zeles Vargas (graduate student in Anthropology)

A History of the Present Reading Group
Conveners: Shefali Chandra (History), Andrea Friedman (History)

Sports & Society Reading Group
Conveners: Noah Cohen (American Culture Studies), Sunita Parikh (Political Science)

Projecting Latin American Cinema Reading Group
Graduate student conveners: Yamile Ferreira (graduate student in Romance Languages and Literatures), Rodrigo Viqueira (graduate student in Romance Languages and Literatures)

Poetry and Poetics Reading Group
Graduate student conveners: Alex Mouw (graduate student in English), Ann Marie Jakubowsk (graduate student in English)

Kierkegaard and Existentialism Reading Group
Graduate student convener: Judith Carlisle (graduate student in Philosophy)

Here Comes Everybody: The Finnegans Wake Reading Group
Graduate student conveners: Ian Clark (graduate student in English), Matthew Thompson (graduate student in English)

Early Modern Reading Group
Conveners: Rob Henke (Comparative Literature & Performing Arts), Julie James (graduate student in Art History and Archaeology)

Approaches to Literary Pedagogy Reading Group
Graduate student conveners: Charlotte Fressilli (graduate student in English), Ana Quiring (graduate student in English)

Faculty Seminar and Reading and Writing Group Grants, 2019-20

Faculty Seminars

RENEWALS

Wastelands
Conveners: Anne-Marie McManus (Jewish, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies), Nancy Reynolds (History)    

Eighteenth-Century Interdisciplinary Salon
Conveners: Tili Boon Cuille (Romance Languages & Literatures), Rebecca Messbarger (Romance Languages & Literatures)

Writing Groups

RENEWALS
American Religions
Convener: Abram Van Engen (English)

Religion and Literature
Graduate student conveners: Jonathan Koch (English), Asher Gelzer-Govatos (Comparative Literature)

ROLLOVER
Literary Translation Workshop
Graduate student conveners: Gabriella Martin (Romance Languages & Literatures), Olivia Lott (Romance Languages & Literatures)

Reading Groups

NEW
Comics as World Literature
Graduate student conveners: Adam Manfredi (East Asian Languages and Cultures), Thomas Scholz (Comparative Literature)

Early Americanists in St. Louis Reading Group (EASTL)
Graduate student conveners: Heesoo Cho (History), Erin Barry (History), Idolina Hernandez (History, Saint Louis University)

Early Modern Reading Group
Conveners: Rob Henke (Performing Arts, Comparative Literature), Jonathan Koch (graduate student in English)

Finnegans Wake Reading Group
Graduate student conveners: Ian Clark (English), Matthew Thompson (English)

Mind and Perception Group
Graduate student conveners: James Gulledge (Philosophy), Ben Henke (Philosophy), Emily Prychitko, (Philosophy)

Poetry and Poetics Reading Group
Graduate student conveners: Alex Mouw (English), Ann Marie Jakubowski (English)

Projecting Latin American Cinema
Graduate student conveners: Santiago Rozo Sanchez (Romance Languages & Literatures), Soledad Mocchi Radichi (Romance Languages & Literatures), Rodrigo Viqueira (Romance Languages & Literatures)

RENEWALS
Approaches to Literary Pedagogy Reading Group
Graduate student conveners: Charlotte Fressilli (English), Ana Quiring (English) 

Conversations from the Global South
Graduate student conveners: Yihan Lulu Wang (East Asian Languages and Cultures), Jose Salinas Valdivia (Romance Languages & Literatures)

Digital Approaches
Graduate student conveners: Meredith Kelling (English), Anna Preus (English), Tumaini Ussiri (English)

Disability Studies Reading Group
Graduate student conveners: Emma Merrigan (Romance Languages & Literatures), Katie Collins (English)

History of the Present
Conveners: Shefali Chandra (History), Andrea Friedman (History)

Kierkegaard Reading Group
Graduate student conveners: Asher Gelzer-Govatos (Comparative Literature), Mike Sanders (English)

Medical Humanities
Conveners: Letty Chen (East Asian Languages and Cultures), Carolyn Sargent (Anthropology)

Queering the Global/Transnational Conversation
Conveners: Mary Ann Dzuback (Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies), Rachel Brown (Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies), Fran Dennstedt (graduate student in Romance Languages & Literatures)

Sports & Society Reading Group
Conveners: Noah Cohan (American Culture Studies), Sunita Parikh (Political Science)

Faculty Seminar and Reading and Writing Group Grants, 2018-19

Faculty Seminars

RENEWALS

C21: The Contemporary
Convener: Melanie Micir (English)

Eighteenth-Century Interdisciplinary Salon
Conveners: Rebecca Messbarger (Romance Languages and Literatures), Tili Boon Cuillé (Romance Languages and Literatures)

Wastelands
Conveners: Nancy Reynolds (History), Anne-Marie McManus (Jewish, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies)

Writing Groups

RENEWALS

American Religions
Convener: Abram Van Engen (English)

Black Urban Humanities
Conveners: Terrance Wooten (Weil Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Humanities), Samuel Shearer (Weil Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Humanities)

Literary Translation Workshop
Graduate student conveners: Gabriella Martin (graduate student in Romance Languages and Literatures), Olivia Lott (graduate student in Romance Languages and Literatures)

Medieval Studies
Conveners: Jessica Rosenfeld (English), Daniel Bornstein (History), Christian Schneider (Germanic Languages and Literatures), Thomas Sawyer (graduate student in English and Comparative Literature)

Religion and Literature
Graduate student conveners: Jonathan Koch (graduate student in English), Asher Gelzer-Govatos (graduate student in Comparative Literature)

Reading Groups

NEW
Affect Theory Reading Group
Graduate student conveners: Christin Zenker (graduate student in Germanic Languages & Literatures), Santiago Rozo Sanchez (graduate student in Romance Languages & Literatures)

Approaches to Literary Pedagogy
Graduate student conveners: Samantha Pergadia (graduate student in English), Deborah Thurman (graduate student in English) Grace Lillard (graduate student in English)

Chinese and Comparative Literature
Graduate student conveners: Yihan Wang (graduate student in East Asian Languages and Cultures), Jose Salinas Valdivia (graduate student in Romance Languages & Literatures)

Disability Studies
Graduate student conveners: Rose Miyatsu (graduate student in English), Erika Rodriquez (graduate student in Comparative Literature)

History of the Present
Conveners: Shefali Chandra (History), Andrea Friedman (History)

Satire
Graduate student conveners: Di Wang (graduate student in Comparative Literature), Ena Selimovic (graduate student in Comparative Literature)

Sport and Society
Conveners: Noah Cohan (American Culture Studies), Peter Benson (Anthropology)

RENEWALS
Digital Approaches
Graduate student conveners: Meredith Kelling (graduate student in English) and Anna Preus (graduate student in English)

Kierkegaard
Graduate student conveners: Asher Gelzer-Govatos (graduate student in Comparative Literature) and Michael Sanders (graduate student in English)

Medical Humanities
Conveners: Letty Chen (East Asian Languages and Literatures), Carolyn Sargent (Anthropology)

Queering the Global/Transnational Conversation
Conveners: Mary Ann Dzuback (Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies & Education), Bahia Munem (postdoctoral fellow in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies)

Faculty Seminar and Reading and Writing Group Grants, 2017-18

Faculty Seminar Grants

NEW

The Contemporary
Convener: Melanie Micir (English)

RENEWALS

Eighteenth-century Interdisciplinary Salon
Conveners: Tili Boon Cuille (Romance Languages and Literatures), Rebecca Messbarger (Romance Languages and Literatures)

Wastelands
Conveners: Anne-Marie McManus (Jewish, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies), Nancy Reynolds (History)

Reading Group Grants

NEW

Kierkegaard Reading Group
Graduate student conveners: Asher Gelzer-Govatos (graduate student in Comparative Literature), Mike Sanders (graduate student in English)

RENEWALS

Digital Approaches
Graduate student conveners: Melanie Walsh (graduate student in English), Jonathan Koch (graduate student in English), Meredith Kelling (graduate student in English)

Medical Humanities
Conveners: Corinna Treitael (History), Letty Chen (East Asian Languages and Literatures)

Queering the Global/Transnational Conversation
Conveners: Mary Ann Dzuback (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies), Ben Meiner (graduate student in English)

Religion and Literature
Graduate student conveners: Jonathan Koch (graduate student in English), Asher Gelzer-Govatos (graduate student in Comparative Literature)

Voice and Sexuality Studies Working Group
Conveners: Paige McGinley (Performing Arts), Amber Musser (Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies)

Writing Group Grants

New Awards

  • BLACK URBAN HUMANITIES - Postdoctoral fellow conveners:  Terrance Wooten, Mark Steinberg Weil Early Career Postdoctoral Fellow; Samuel Shearer, Mark Steinberg Weil Early Career Postdoctoral Fellow
  • TRANSLATION WORKSHIP - Graduate student conveners: Gabriella Martin, graduate student, romance languages and literatures; Olivia Lott, graduate student, romance languages and literatures

Renewal Awards

  • AMERICAN RELIGIONS -- Faculty convener: Abram Van Engen, assistant professor of English
  • MEDIEVAL COLLOQUIUM -- Conveners: Daniel Bornstein, the Stella Koetter Darrow Prof of Catholic Studies, Department of History and Religious Studies program; Jessica Rosenfeld, associate professor of English; Julie Singer; associate professor of French; Amy Reynolds, graduate student, English

Faculty Seminar and Reading and Writing Group Grants, 2016-17

Faculty Seminar Grants

Renewal Awards

  • EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY INTERDISCIPLINARY SALON -- Faculty conveners: Tili Boon Cuille, associate professor of French, Rebecca Messbarger, professor of Italian
  • MEMORY AND VIOLENCE -- Conveners: Heidi Kolk, associate director, American culture studies, Monika Weiss, associate professor, School of Art
  • WASTELANDS -- Faculty conveners:  Anne-Marie McManus, assistant professor of moderna Arabic literature; Nancy Reynolds, associate professor of history

Reading Group Grants

New Awards

  • CONTEMPORARY GERMAN LITERATURE -- Graduate student conveners: Heidi Grek, graduate student, German; Thomas Scholz, graduate student, comparative literature; Matthias Goritz, William Gass Fellow, Comparative Literature
  • QUEERING THE GLOBAL/TRANSNATIONAL CONVERSATION -- Conveners: Jeffrey McCune, associate professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies and African American studies; Mary Ann Dzuback, chair and associate professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies; Ben Meiner, graduate student in English; Simone Pfleger, graduate student in German
  • ST. LOUIS EAST ASIAN MODERN (STEAM) -- Faculty convener: Lori Watt, associate professor of history
  • VOICE AND SEXUALITY STUDIES WORKING GROUP -- Faculty conveners: Paige McGinley, assistant professor of performing arts; Amber Musser, assistant professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies

Renewal Awards

  • DIGITAL APPROACHES -- Graduate student conveners: John Ladd,  graduate student, English; Melanie Walsh, graduate student, English
  • MEDICAL HUMANITIES -- Faculty conveners: Corinna Treitael, associate professor of history; Anya Plutynski, associate professor of philosophy
  • PLACING SPACE -- Graduate student conveners: Anna-Rebecca Nowicki, graduate student, Germanic languages and literatures; Erika Rodriguez, graduate student, comparative literature
  • RELIGION AND LITERATURE -- Graduate student conveners: Kenyon Gradert, graduate student, English; Margaret Tucker, graduate student, English; Hannah Wakefield, graduate student, English

Writing Group Grants

New Awards

  • AMERICAN RELIGIONS -- Faculty convener: Abram Van Engen, assistant professor of English

Renewal Awards

  • MEDIEVAL COLLOQUIUM -- Conveners: Daniel Bornstein, the Stella Koetter Darrow Prof of Catholic Studies, Department of History and Religious Studies program; Jessica Rosenfeld, associate professor of English; Julie Singer; associate professor of French; Amy Reynolds, graduate student, English

Faculty Seminar and Reading and Writing Group Grants, 2015-16

Faculty Seminar Grants

New Award

  • MEMORY AND VIOLENCE -- Faculty conveners: Anika Walke, assistant professor of history; Heidi Kolk, associate director, American Culture Studies

Renewal Awards

  • EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY INTERDISCIPLINARY SALON -- Faculty conveners: Rebecca Messbarger, professor of Italian, Tili Boon Cuillé, associate professor of French
  • WASTELANDS -- Faculty conveners: Anne-Marie McManus, assistant professor of modern Arabic literature; Nancy Y. Reynolds, associate professor of history

Reading Group Grants for Faculty and Graduate Students

New Awards

  • PLACING SPACE -- Graduate student conveners: Anna-Rebecca Nowicki, graduate student, Germanic languages and literatures; Erika Rodriguez, graduate student, comparative literature
  • DIGITAL APPROACHES -- Graduate student conveners: John Ladd, graduate student, English; Melanie Walsh, graduate student, English; Kenny Gradert, graduate student, English

Renewal Awards

  • FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY -- Graduate student conveners: Mark Povich, graduate student, PNP; Christiane Meritt, graduate student, PNP
  • RELIGION AND LITERATURE -- Faculty convener: Abram Van Engen, assistant professor of English
  • MEDICAL HUMANITIES -- Faculty conveners: Corinna Treitel, associate professor of history; Rebecca Messbarger, professor of Italian
  • CURRENT TRENDS IN COGNITIVE NARRATIVE THEORY -- Graduate student conveners: Ivan Eusebio Aguirre Darancou, graduate student, romance languages and literatures; and Brooke Shafar, graduate student, Germanic languages and literatures

Writing Group Grants for Faculty and Graduate Students

New Awards

  • THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN WORLD -- Faculty convener: Karen Acton, assistant professor of classics
  • MEDIEVAL COLLOQUIUM -- Faculty conveners: Daniel Bornstein, the Stella Koetter Darrow Prof of Catholic Studies, Department of History and Religious Studies program; Jessica Rosenfeld, associate professor of English; Christian Schneider, assistant professor of German

Faculty Seminar and Reading Group Grants, 2014-15

Faculty Seminar Grants

New Awards

Wastelands

Faculty conveners: Anne-Marie McManus, assistant professor of modern Arabic literature; Nancy Y. Reynolds, associate professor of history

Death and Memory at the End of the Middle Ages

Faculty conveners: Marisa Bass, assistant professor of art history and archaeology; Daniel Bornstein, professor of history and religious studies; Julie Singer, assistant professor of French; Jessica Rosenfeld, associate professor of English

Renewal Award

Eighteenth-Century Interdisciplinary Salon

Faculty conveners: Rebecca Messbarger, professor of Italian, Tili Boon Cuillé, associate professor of French

Reading Group Grants for Faculty and Graduate Students

New Awards

Queer Theory and Sexuality Studies

Faculty conveners: Melanie Micir, assistant professor of English; Amber Musser, assistant professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies

Conversations in Theory & Culture

Graduate student conveners: Irene Domingo, graduate student, Spanish; Luca Foti, graduate student, history; Emily J. Hanson, graduate student, art history and archaeology; Claire A. Ross, graduate student, Germanic languages and literatures

Religion and Literature

Faculty convener: Abram Van Engen, assistant professor of English

Medical Humanities

Faculty conveners: Corinna Treitel, associate professor of history; Rebecca Messbarger, professor of Italian

Feminist Philosophy

Graduate student conveners: Mark Povich, graduate student, PNP; Christiane Meritt, graduate student, PNP

Renewal Awards

Transnational Approaches to Postmemory

Faculty conveners: Jennifer Kapczynski, associate professor of German; Anika Walke, post-doctoral fellow In history and international and area studies

Current Trends in Cognitive Narrative Theory

Graduate student convener: Ervin Malakaj, graduate student, Germanic languages and literatures

Faculty Seminar and Reading Group Grants, 2013-14

Faculty Seminar Grants

New Award

Conceptualizing Islam and Muslims in Public and Scholarly Discourse: A Rethinking of Modernist and Post-Modernist Paradigms

Faculty conveners: Hayrettin Yücesoy, associate professor of Arabic and Islamic studies; Anne-Marie McManus, assistant professor of modern Arabic literature and culture

Renewal Award

Eighteenth-Century Interdisciplinary Salon

Faculty conveners: Rebecca Messbarger, associate professor of Italian; Tili Boon Cuillé, associate professor of French

Reading Group Grants for Faculty and Graduate Students

New Awards

Capitalism and Its Ghosts

Conveners: Margaret Garb, associate professor of history; Shefali Chandra, assistant professor of history and women, gender and sexuality studies; and Venus Bivar, assistant professor of history

Medieval Urban Culture

Conveners: Daniel Bornstein, professor of history and religious studies and the Stella K. Darrow Professor of Catholic Studies; Robin Girard, PhD candidate in French language and literature, Megan Havard, PhD candidate in Hispanic literatures; and
James Palmer, PhD candidate in history

Classical Studies and American Identities

Conveners: Cathy Keane, associate professor of classics; and Tim Moore, the John and Penelope Biggs Distinguished Professor of Classics

Current Trends in (Cognitive) Narrative Theory

Conveners: Ervin Malakaj, PhD candidate in Germanic languages and literatures; and Corey Twitchell, PhD candidate in Germanic languages and literatures

Renewal Awards

Transnational Approaches to Postmemory

Conveners: Jennifer Kapczynski, associate professor of German; and Tabea Linhard, associate professor of Spanish

Economics Monday Book and Discussion Group

Convener: Stephanie Heger, PhD candidate in economics

Nineteenth-Century Reading Group

Conveners: Barbara Barrow, PhD candidate in English; and Lauren McCoy, PhD candidate in English

Interdisciplinary Film Studies Reading Group

Convener: Courtney Andree, PhD candidate in English

The Meta-Ethics Reading Group

Convener: Jason Gardner, PhD candidate in philosophy

Faculty Reading Group Grants, 2012-13

Recipients

Nineteenth-Century Reading Group

Conveners:  Barbara Barrow, graduate student in English; Lauren McCoy, graduate student in English; and Heidi Pennington, graduate student in English and comparative literature

Transnational Approaches to Postmemory Reading Group

Conveners:  Jennifer Kapczynski, associate professor of Germanic languages and literatures, and Tabea Linhard, associate professor of romance languages and literatures

Meta-ethics Reading Group

Convener:  Martin Turner, graduate student in philosophy

Transatlantic Crossings Reading Group

Conveners:  Ignacio Infante, assistant professor of comparative literature and romance languages and literatures; Jessica Hutchins, graduate student in comparative literature; M. Andia Augustin, graduate in romance languages and literatures and in women, gender and sexuality studies; and Nicholas Tamarkin, graduate student in comparative literature and performing arts

WUSTL Economics Monday Book and Discussion Group

Convener:  Wei-Cheng, graduate student in economics

Faculty Reading Group Grants, 2011-12

Recipients

Medieval Clerical Culture Reading Group

Conveners: Daniel Bornstein, history; Ahmet Karamustafa, history; Jessica Rosenfeld, English; Julie Singer, romance languages and literatures; and Sarah Westphal-Wihl, Germanic languages and literatures

The Meta-ethics Reading Group

Convener: Martin Turner, graduate student in philosophy

Transatlantic Crossings Reading Group

Conveners: Ignacio Infante, comparative literature and romance languages and literatures; Jessica Hutchins, graduate student in comparative literature; Nicholas Tamarkin, graduate student in comparative literature

Interdisciplinary Graduate Film Reading Group

Conveners: Anne Jost-Fritz, graduate student in Germanic languages and literatures and comparative literature; Lisa Haegele, graduate student in Germanic languages and literatures; Jacob Labendz, graduate student in history

WUSTL Monday Book and Discussion Group

Convener: Nicholas Papageorge, graduate student in economics

African Diaspora Reading Group

Convener: Yuko Miki, history