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Jocelyn Rodal

Professional Statement

My research reads literary modernism alongside another modernist movement of exactly the same era: a modernist movement in mathematics. The 1920s foundational crisis in mathematics witnessed a frenzy of philosophical work that shared the same moment and responded to the same pressures as the literary modernism that gave us our contemporary notions of form. My dissertation, “A Few Sheets of Paper Covered with Arbitrary Symbols”: Formalism, Modernism, Mathematics, uses modernist mathematical theories of syntax and semantics to renegotiate and theorize literary formalism. 


Recent English Courses Taught

Spring, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
R1B/11 Reading and Composition: Modernity and Objectivity Reading and Composition

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