MemberRachel Green

…The Arabic Afterlives of S Yizhar’s Khirbet Khiz’ah: Translating Global Modernist Affect between Empathy and Distress. Forthcoming in Dibur, Issue 8, Spring 2020.

Rachel Green is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Israel/Palestine Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her research interests include Hebrew and Arabic literatures and cultures, the history of emotion, and affective economies. Her current book project, tentatively entitled, “Affective Textures of Empathy,” seeks to bring the Hebrew and Arabic-speaking worlds into broader theoretical conversations about intergroup empathy and its limits in the wake of colonialism.

MemberNatalie Katerina Eschenbaum

Natalie K. Eschenbaum is professor of English and division chair of arts and humanities at St. Catherine University. She teaches Shakespeare, renaissance English literature, first-year seminars, and writing. Her research focuses on sensation studies and affect theory (specifically the affect of disgust) in early modern literature. She is author of a number of articles and chapters on Shakespeare and the secular and religious poet Robert Herrick, and she is co-editor of Disgust in Early Modern English Literature (Routledge 2016).

MemberVictor Sierra Matute

My research focuses on the intersection of materiality, affect and history the senses in the early modern Iberian world. I worked for the Department of Incunabula and Rare Books at the National Library of Spain, where I catalogued a significant part of the early modern poetic and theatrical manuscripts. I am currently working on a book-length manuscript provisionally entitled Materia Poetica: The Affective Life of Texts in the Early Modern Iberian World.

MemberJennifer A. Lorden

I study the earliest English poetry and how its conventions differ from, and yet set the stage for, those that follow. My current research focuses on religious culture and saints’ lives, affect and emotion, and poetic narratives of history. My book project, Mixed Feelings: Forms of Devotion in Early English Poetry, explores how deeply felt religious devotion, what is known as affective piety, appears centuries earlier than is commonly thought.