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  • Peter Jaros

    Assistant Professor of English
    Office: KEI

    Education


    Ph.D. English, Northwestern University, 2009.
    M.A. English, Northwestern University, 2002.
    B.A. Psychology, magna cum laude, Yale University, 1998.


    Research Interests


    Early and Antebellum American Literature and Culture, Transatlantic Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture, Critical Theory, Print Culture

    Grants & Awards


    Consortium Summer Faculty Fellow, McNeil Center for Early American Studies (2011)
    Honorable Mention, Richard Beale Davis Prize (for the best article published in Early American Literature) (2009-10)
    Fellow, Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Foundation (2007-09)
    Phi Beta Kappa (1998)

    Publications


     “Good Names: Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa.” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation (forthcoming).
     “Personating Stephen Burroughs: The Apparitions of a Public Specter.” Early American Literature 44.3 (2009).
    Translation (from French): Jean-Luc Nancy and Emmanuel Alloa, “The Real Outside Is ‘at the Heart’ of the Inside: An Interview with Jean-Luc Nancy.” Atopia 9 (2006). www.atopia.tk.

    Presentations

    Selected Presentations

    “Equiano, the Author.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Vancouver, Canada, 17-20 March 2011.

    “Lavater and Levinas on Traits that Withdraw.” Fading Figures/Figures of Fading Colloquium. Northwestern University. Evanston, IL, 14 May 2010.

    “The Swiss Atlantic? Another Look at the ‘Atlantic World.’” Society of Early Americanists. Hamilton, Bermuda, 4-7 March 2009.

    “The Character of the Citizen: Physiognomy and Republicanism in the Early American Public Sphere.” Pennsylvania Historical Association. Bethlehem, PA, 16 October 2008.

    “‘Fairly exposed to public view’: Picturing Stephen Burroughs.” American Literature Association. Hyatt Regency. San Francisco, 24 May 2008.

    “Arresting Characters: Physiognomy and Interruption”; Panel Chair: “Shady Characters and Sketchy Science.” International Conference on Narrative. University of Texas at Austin. Austin, 2 May 2008.


    Course Information

    ENG 162: America from Outside


    ENG 206: Studies in American Literature 1


    ENG 207: Studies in American Literature 2
    ENG 270: Reading Characters in American Literature