Zak Jones completed his Honours BA in English, MA in English [In the Field of Creative Writing] at University of Toronto, where he is currently a Ph.D. student studying narratives of defeat in American “epics.”
Modern British literature; Anglophone literatures, Indian and South Asian literatures in English; World literature; literatures in Indian and South Asian languages (Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Urdu); colonial and postcolonial literatures; modern theory, classical studies, comparative studies; poetry and poetics, fiction and narrative theory, novel and short story; planetary modernism and modernist studies; cosmopolitanism, migration and diaspora, postcolonial realism; literary translation and translation studies
…liferated on the English stage. Anticipating Linda Hutcheon’s postmodernist theory of adaptation, eighteenth-century playwrights and performers conceptualized adaptation as both process and product that created a narrative mode that emphasized the process and labor of performance for spectators in order to create a higher level of engagement with audiences. Bringing together theories of emotion by philosophers such as Adam Smith and David Hume and modern performance studies scholarship, “Adaptation and Empire” demonstrates how competing discourses of sympathy produced performance practices that linked stronger emotional response with theatrical artifice. In adaptations portraying the Orient, theatrical performance provided a reflexive space for…
Angelina Del Balzo is Assistant Professor in the Program in Cultures, Civilizations, and Ideas at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. Her research focuses on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British literature and theater.
Elizabeth A Wilson is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University (Atlanta, USA). In Fall 2019 she will be Visiting Whitney J. Oates Fellow in the Council of the Humanities and the Department of English, Princeton University. She has been an ARC Research Fellow at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. She has held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. She is currently working on a co-authored introduction to the affect theory of Silvan Tomkins (with Adam Frank, University of British Columbia).
Cognitive science, neuroscience, narratology, emotion
Chivalric romances, affective piety, emotions, virtue ethics, medievalism
Literature and the history of emotion
Middle English literature
Cognitive approaches to literature