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Graduate Representative

Diana Filar

Ph.D. - Third Year

M.A. in English Language and Literature, University of New Mexico, 2015

B.F.A. Writing, Literature, and Publishing, Emerson College, 2012

Research Interests

20th and 21st century American literature; immigrant literature; affect theory; neoliberalism in literature; ethnic and critical race studies; and experimental genre/form

Presentations: 

"Henryk Sienkiewicz’s US-Immigrants in Za Chlebem (After Bread): Sans-Nationalism, Anti-Exceptionalism, and the Failed Immigrant Novel.” MELUS Conference (The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States). MIT, Cambridge, MA. April 27-30, 2017 

“Women in Clothes: Collaborative Fashion Conversations and Communities Across Time and Media.” ACLA. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. March 2016.

“Palms: Poetry, Little Magazines, and the “Making it New” of Modernist American Literature.” Modernist Studies Association. Boston, MA. November 2015.

“‘You Must Think About Sad Things’: Alleviating Selective Amnesia and Restoring History in Contemporary Literature.” ACLA: Symposium on American Poetry. Savannah, GA. October 2014.

Publications:

“Feeling, Form, Framework: A Review of Rachel Greenwald Smith’s Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism.” Postmodern Culture 25.1 (Sept. 2014). 

Awards:

Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award, Brandeis University (2017)

Outstanding Core Writing Instructor Award, University of New Mexico (2015)

American Literary Studies-Elizabeth and George Arms Fund Outstanding Graduate Student Essay Prize, University of New Mexico (2015)

Classes Taught & Assisted

UWS: Huddled Masses: Immigrants in America  (Fall 2017)

(TF) Critical Race Theory, Professor Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman (Spring 2017)
(TF) Introduction to Literary Studies, Professor Jerome Tharaud (Fall 2016)
(TF) American Independent Film, Professor Caren Irr (Fall 2016)

(TF) Within the Veil: African-American and Muslim Women’s Writing, Professor Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman (Spring 2016)

Favorite Work
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