Graduate Students

Violeta Ruiz Espigares

vruizes@emory.edu

Education: B.A. Philosophy/German, Grinnell College, 2015.

Major Interests: Psychoanalysis and deconstruction; Early Modern Spanish literature, religion, and surveillance, especially the figure of the marrano and secrets; and the element of blood and its effects in law, philosophy, and literature. 

Working Languages: Spanish, French, German, and Latin.

Amir Hussain

amir.hussain@emory.edu

Education: 

M.F.A. Creative Writing, Related Area in Cultural Studies, University of Minnesota

B.A. Environmental Studies and English Writing, Minor in Geology, University of Pittsburgh

German language training, Universität Leipzig

Major Interests: Nineteenth century Romantic and Victorian poetry and culture; twentieth century world poetry; historical poetry; cultural theory

Working Languages: German, Russian

Select Poetry Publications:
  • “Seagulls,” Grist, 2017
  • “Meditation on Amber,” “Nighttime in South Florida,” “The Wharf Boy,” Mizna, 2015
  • “After Hours,” Fugue, 2013
  • “Like Small Men Carry Children,” “Awful That I Saw Her,” and “Ice Carver,” Mizna, 2013
  • “Toasts,” Water~Stone Review, 2012
  • “Hour Poem,” Faultline: Journal of Arts and Letters, 2011
  • “Dark Poem,” “When Have You Known Happiness,” Midway Journal, 2011
  • “Night Poem,” Beloit Poetry Journal, 2010

Tiara Jackson

tiara.raven.marie.jackson@email.edu

Education: B.A. Psychology and Multicultural Trauma, Mills College '15

Major Interests: Psychoanalysis and Francophone African Diaspora Studies. Black Literary and Cultural Production as modes of resistance and explorations of the sacred.

Working Languages: French and Spanish

Abigail (Abby) Scriber

ascribn@emory.edu

Education: BA, English and Modern Languages, Kenyon College, 2013

Major Interests: Victorian literature, Foucault, Benjamin, feminist theory, spatial studies and human geography, domesticity, Marxism, anti-capitalist thought

Working Languages: Spanish and Russian

Federica Signorini

federica.signorini@emory.edu

Education: B.A.(Hons) English Literature and American Studies, University of Manchester (UK), 2014 M.A. Post-1900 Literature, Theory and Culture, University of Manchester (UK), 2015.

Major Interests: Modernism and 20th century avant-garde poetry & poetics; visual art and photography; psychoanalysis; deconstruction; political philosophy and the modern subject.

Working Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian