Graduate Students

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Matthew Omelsky


African and diasporic literature, film, music; phenomenology; time; French, Wolof, German languages.

Claire Ravenscroft


Claire Ravenscroft is a doctoral candidate in the English department with research and teaching interests in contemporary literature, energy and climate.

Kevin Spencer


The Realism vs modernism debates in relation to novels and drama; Continental philosophy; Ordinary Language Philosophy

Jessica Stark


Jessica Q. Stark is a PhD Candidate in English at Duke University, where she is studying the presence of community, collaboration, and popular culture across literary genres. Her dissertation project explores the intersections between modern to contemporary poetry and American comic books in... Full Profile »

Hannah VanderHart


Office Hours: By appointment

Early Modern Studies. I work on gender and collaborative poetics in the seventeenth century, specifically the poetry of Philip and Mary Sidney, Aemilia Lanyer, Katherine Philips and Mary, Lady Chudleigh.