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Elizabeth Alsop

College: Graduate Center
Awards: Tenure-Track Appointment,

Outstanding Student

Elizabeth Alsop, a PhD candidate in comparative literature and the film studies certificate program at The Graduate Center, is completing her dissertation, "Making Conversation: The Poetics of Voice in Modernist Fiction," and expects to graduate in October. She has a BA from Brown University and is an alumna of the Writers' Institute at The Graduate Center.

In fall 2012, she will begin a tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. She will teach upper-level and general education literature and writing classes as well as courses in the department's new film major.

Her research interests include the 20th-century American, British and Italian novel, modernism, film studies, and narrative theory. Her article, "Refusal To Tell: Withholding Heroines in Hawthorne, Wharton, and Coetzee," is forthcoming in College Literature, and her essay on contemporary Italian novelist Elena Ferrante will be published in Italica in 2013.

Her essays and reviews have also appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Bookforum and KinoKultura. For the past year, she has been an instructional technology fellow at New York City College of Technology, where she has helped train students and faculty to use OpenLab, the college's new digital platform for teaching and learning. Previously, she was a writing fellow at York College and taught courses in literature, writing and film at Queens College and Hunter College.