Janice Cheon ’20
In Fall 2020, I moved to the United Kingdom to pursue a MSt in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford as an Ertegun Graduate Scholar in the Humanities. My master’s dissertation, supervised by Professor Ben Morgan, continues my senior thesis research on the problems of temporal and bodily fragmentation in German Dada to interrogate literary temporality in German Expressionist literature and thought. Through the end of the calendar year, I will continue to serve as editor-in-chief of the Princeton Studies in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, the academic journal for Princeton’s Medieval Studies Program, and supervise the digitization of the publication. Although I unfortunately will not be performing in-person this year due to the ongoing pandemic, I am excited to revisit the performance-lecture format, which was at the core of the German Department’s chamber music series, in a virtual setting with the help of the Ertegun House and some old friends – stay tuned for more in the coming months! After Oxford, I hope to return to the United States and pursue a doctorate in the humanities, during which I will continue to explore theories of temporalities and deliberate anachronisms at the intersection of sound, literary, and art historical studies.
“Against the Malaise of Time”: Embodied Fragmentation and the Temporalities of the Dada Creaturely, 1919-1937