B.A., Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University (2002)
Classical Literature of the Western World
Literature and Food
Rhetoric and Composition
Nicole López, Ph.D., focuses her teaching interests on classical literature, epic poetry and the 19th-20th century. In her teaching, she emphasizes the classroom as a humanities laboratory, offering students a community of intellectual camaraderie, debate, balanced dissent and a highly collaborative environment. Her research is concerned with the modern literatures of Europe and America, and with poetry and poetics (specialization: 20th-century Italy).
López explores topics such as phenomenology, New Materialism, objects in literature, anthropomorphism, memory and the limits of language. Her current research project, The Politics of the Object: Necessary Counter-Myths in 20th Century Literature (in progress) examines the literary uses of the phenomenological world as foundational counter-myths to the rise of 20th century European political regimes (British, American, French, Spanish and Italian literatures).
Woodrow Wilson National Foundation Travel Grant (2007)
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Travel/ Research Grant (2007)
Stanford University Graduate Research Opportunity Grant
Social Science Research Council Predoctoral Research Grant
Mellon Mays Predoctoral Research Development Grant