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Jennifer Gillespie Rhodes
Jennifer Rhodes is a doctoral student in Italian pursuing an additional concentration through Columbia's Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.
Originally from Austin, Texas, Jennifer holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia College. Her current scholarly interests include 19th- and 20th-century European literature, opera, Italian film, and literary adaptation in all its forms. She is particularly interested in exploring sites of interchange between fiction and the visual and performing arts. Her dissertation, currently in progress, traces the influence of Richard Wagner's artistic and theoretical legacy on the modern novel.
Jennifer is currently a Core Preceptor in Literature Humanities and has also taught the Elementary Italian sequence. She strives to draw upon the cultural resources of New York in all of her teaching endeavors. She spends summers on the staff of The Santa Fe Opera, where she runs and writes subtitles and lectures regularly on the subject of opera and literature.