We are delighted to announce that two TIDE interns have joined the team to help with the day-to-day running of the project and create new, exciting content for both the project website and our social media channels.
Dominic Madera is reading a second BA in English at Exeter College, Oxford, funded by the Donovan-Moody Fellowship from Williams College in the United States. At Williams, he received an Honors BA in English and Comparative Literature with a concentration in Border, Diaspora, and Exile Studies. His thesis, ‘Zadie Smith and the Empire of the Everyday,’ focused on the embed of a modernist, intertextual discourse in the fiction of Zadie Smith and argued that its use attempts to revisit and resituate modern conceptions of nation and empire in the contemporary everyday. He previously worked under Professors Kathryn Kent as a Roche Fellow, James Pethica as a Class of 1957 Research Fellow, and, with Laura Martin, on a forthcoming Harvard University Press monograph. These projects ranged from analyzing the Queer Poetics of Emily Dickinson and the modernism of Lady Gregory to the political history of American conservation. Dominic’s primary research interests reside in intertextuality and cultural interaction, especially how contemporary literature writes with and against earlier genres and forms. His interests also include gender theory, psychoanalysis, travel writing, and the interaction between American literature and anglophone colonialism. As part of the TIDE project, Dominic will be primarily working on archiving website content, and sourcing, creating, and publishing new material online.
Natasha Kee is a third-year History and English student at Exeter College, Oxford. Her research interests include the English Reformation’s influence on art and devotional literature, early modern concepts of republicanism, and Shakespeare. Natasha is particularly interested in the meeting points of History and English in this period and the ways in which politics and literature interacted. She is currently writing her undergraduate thesis on how the writings of Catholic mothers, such as Elizabeth Carey and Elizabeth Grymeston, helped create and maintain a Catholic community in Protestant England. As part of the TIDE project, Natasha will be collaborating with and supporting the wider TIDE team. She will mostly be working on the project’s social media presence, and promoting upcoming events and publications. She is excited to be joining the team and helping maintain these resources, which have been invaluable for her own studies, for future generations of students and researchers.
We are all very excited to work closely with Dominic and Natasha over the next few weeks, and hope you will join us in extending a warm welcome to them both.