Postcolonial Literature and Human Rights; Memory Studies; Contemporary Literature
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B.A., Yale University
M.A., UCLA, 2019
C. Phil, UCLA, 2020
Dissertation: The Social Rights Imaginary of the Contemporary Postcolonial Novel
Chairs: Professor Yogita Goyal and Professor Michael Rothberg
Arielle Stambler is a Ph.D. candidate in English at UCLA. Her research interests include postcolonial literature, memory studies, and human rights. Her dissertation, entitled The Social Rights Imaginary of the Contemporary Postcolonial Novel, examines how twenty-first-century Global South writers remake international human rights discourse to contest contemporary economic imperialism. She co-founded UCLA’s Working Group in Memory Studies in 2018. Prior to beginning graduate study, she received a B.A. in English from Yale University and taught English literature and composition at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, Parallax, and PubLab at the Los Angeles Review of Books.
- “The Language of Ireland’s Six-Inch Map: Theorizing Standardization in Brian Friel’s Translations.” ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, vol. 52, no. 2, Apr. 2021.
- “Beyond the Doomsday Machine: Teaching Literature Now.” PubLab at Los Angeles Review of Books, no. 3, Aug. 2020.
• Postcolonial Theory / Transnational Studies