Graduate Students

Jeffrey Bellomi

Jeffrey Bellomi holds his Bachelor of Arts in Literature from UC Santa Cruz, and completed his Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature, with a Certificate in Critical Theory, at CU Boulder in Spring 2013. His doctoral disseration on darkness combines media studies, philosophy, and literature. His languages include French, German, Russian, and Japanese.

Christene d'Anca

Christene d’Anca holds her BA from UCLA, and MA from California State University, Northridge. Her research focus is on twelfth- and thirteenth-century women in France, tracing their participation in the creation and dissemination of arts through scribal activities, patronage, and historiographic accounts of female networks. She will be adding the Medieval Graduate Emphasis to her degree. She also divides her time between medieval scholarship and more recent cultural studies focused on inquiries into the literary and artistic atmosphere of Eastern Europe from the nineteenth century into the modern period. 

Margarita Delcheva

Margarita Delcheva has an MFA in Poetry from New York University (2009) and a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Franklin & Marshall College (2007). She is specializing in Russian literature, English literature, and Art History. Since 2009, she has been a co-founding editor at the literary and art online journal Paperbag. Margarita has taught composition, communication, and writing at various colleges in the New York area. Her poems have appeared in Sixth Finch, Fugue, Epiphany, Tuesday: An Art Project, BOMBlog, NAT. BRUTDrunken Boat, and are forthcoming in the Brooklyn Poets Anthology. Her poetry collection, Концерт за Осем Пръста (The Eight-Finger Concerto) was published in Bulgaria in 2010. 

Rachel Feldman

Rachel Feldman received her BA in Comparative Literature  from UC Santa Barbara, and completed her undergraduate studies abroad at the Rothberg International School, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Rachel studies in the French and Francophone track of the Comparative Literature MA/PhD Program, and in addition to French, her languages of inquiry include both modern and biblical Hebrew. She plans to examine the intersections between the diverse canon of contemporary French literature and philosophy as well as Jewish philosophical concepts, and the writers, both secular and religious, who address major modern and postmodern themes of the twentieth century as well as traditional Jewish themes. She is also interested in the transference of memory and trauma though text and visual media, and the figuration of emotional displacement and dehumanization.

Alexandra Garcia

Alexandra received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Florida International University with a certificate in Film Studies. Her research interests include continental philosophy, contemporary critical and literary theory, film and media theory, feminist studies, and globalization. Her languages of inquiry include English, Spanish, and French; she will also add German to her linguistic toolbox.

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