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PhDs in English

 

Renee Buesking

Renee Buesking 
PhD in English, May 2020  

Dissertation Title
"Charlotte Smith's Lyric Forms." 

Dissertation Supervisors
Roxanne Eberle and Casie LeGette.  

Dissertation Committee
Richard Menke, Elizabeth Kraft, and Elizabeth Dolan (External Committee Member, Lehigh University). 

Awards
Alice C. Langdale Award for Exceptional English Graduate Student (2019), 
The Mary Lynn Oliver Hunt and Matthew Alan Hunt
Graduate Studies Fellowship in English (2018-2020), Outstanding Teaching Assistant (2018), Scholar of Merit (2014).  

 

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Connor Fisher

Connor Ryan Fisher 
PhD in English with Creative Dissertation, May 2020 

Dissertation Title: "A Private Life of Public Signs."  

Committee Members: Jed Rasula, Susan Rosenbaum,
and Andrew Zawacki. 

 

 

 

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Danielle Gilman

 

Danielle Gilman 
PhD in English, May 2020 

Dissertation Title

 “Modernism and the Common Reader: Virginia Woolf, Rebecca West, and Elizabeth Bowen.” 

Dissertation Supervisor
Adam Parkes. 

Dissertation Committee
Nicholas Allen, Elizabeth Kraft, and Aidan Wasley.  

Awards
Robert H. West Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in Literary Studies (2020), Dissertation Completion Award, Graduate School, University of Georgia (2019), Alice C. Langdale Award for Exceptional English Graduate Student (2019), James B. Colvert Graduate Award (2019), Modernist Studies Association Travel Award (2019), Mortimer Fellowship, Mortimer Rare Book Collection, Smith College (2018), Graduate Research Award, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts (2018), Franklin College-University of Liverpool Doctoral Student Short-Term International Research Fellowship (2017), George Mills Harper Fund Graduate Student Travel Grant, SAMLA (2018). 

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Kristen Gleason 
PhD in English with Creative Dissertation, May 2020 

Dissertation Title: “Stories.”  

Dissertation Committee: Reginald McKnight, Ed Pavlic, and Jed Rasula. 

Awards: J. William Fulbright Research Fellowship, US-Norway Fulbright Foundation, Tromsø, Norway (2018-2019), Lois Roth Endowment Award for Project Support (Norway), The Lois Roth Endowment (2019), Transnational European Studies Berlin Seminar Fellow, University of Georgia (2019),Robert H. West Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in Creative Writing (2018), Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Georgia (2018), Winner of BOMB’s Fiction Contest (2017), Winner of the White Review North American Short Story Prize (2017), Emerging Writers Fellow, A Public Space (2016).  
 

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Ginger Ko

Ginger Ko 
PhD in English with Creative Dissertation, May 2020 
Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, May 2020 

Dissertation Title
"POWER ON."  

Dissertation Committee
Magdalena Zurawski, 
LeAnne Howe,
and Richard Menke. 

Awards: Center for Teaching and Learning Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2019), Graduate School Summer Doctoral Research Fellowship (2019), Diann Blakely Graduate Student Poetry Prize (2019), Graduate Education Advancement Board Fellowship (2019), Willson Center Graduate Research Award.  
 

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Sarah Mayo

Sarah Mayo 
PhD in English, May 2020 

Dissertation Title
“Medical Practice, Medical Performance: Mountebanks in Seventeenth-Century England.” 

Dissertation Supervisors
Sujata Iyengar and Miriam Jacobson.

Dissertation Committee
Fran Teague, Benjamin Ehlers, and Nan McMurry. 

Awards: Three Minute Thesis Grand Prize (2020), Christy Desmet Graduate Student Research Award (2019), Alice C. Langdale Award for Exceptional English Graduate Student (2017), Graduate School Dean's Award (2017), Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Social Science Research Council (2017), Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship (2017), Willson Center Graduate Research Award (2016), Robert E. Park Essay Award (2015).

The mind, that ocean where each kind / Does straight its own resemblance find, / Yet it creates, transcending these, / Far other worlds, and other seas,” from “The Garden” by Andrew Marvell. 

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Paula Rawlins

Paula Rawlins 
PhD in English, May 2020 

Dissertation Title
“Conveying the Unspeakable:
Uncovering the Tradition of Expressive Art Therapies in Southern Literature.”  

Dissertation Director
John Lowe. 

Dissertation Committee
Barbara McCaskill and Cody Marrs.  

Awards
Langdale Award for Exceptional English Graduate Student (2019).

 

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Joe SealeJoe Seale 
PhD in English with Creative Dissertation, May 2020 

Dissertation Title
“Seeded.” 

Dissertation Committee
Reg McKnight, 
Ed Pavlić, 
LeAnne Howe,
and John Lowe. 

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Heinz Swails 
PhD in English, May 2020 

Elizabeth SwailsDissertation Title
"The Thinking Animal: Nonhuman Movement in American Romanticism."  

Dissertation Director
Cody Marrs.  

Dissertation Committee
John Lowe and Beth Tobin. 

Awards
The McAlexander Graduate Award in American Literature, University of Georgia English Department (2020), Robert West Award for Outstanding Student in Literary Studies, University of Georgia English Department (2019), Alice C. Langdale Award for Exceptional Graduate Student, University of Georgia English Department (2018), Summer Research Travel Grant for Doctoral Students, University of Georgia Graduate School (2018), Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Georgia (2018), Walter E. Bezanson Fellowship, The Melville Society (2018), James B. Colvert English Graduate Award, University of Georgia (2017), George Mills Harper Fund Graduate Student Travel Grant, South Atlantic Modern Language Association (2016), Colby Kullman Award: Second Place Critical Prize Winner, University of Mississippi Graduate English Organization (2015), Recognition for having a significant impact on graduating seniors, University of North Carolina Wilmington (2012). 

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