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Michael Overstreet

Doctoral Student

Spring 2024 Office Hours

Monday 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Thursdays 11:00am - 12:00pm

In-person or via Zoom by appointment: NCH344

After teaching English in France via the TAPIF program, Michael earned an MA in French Literature at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After another year in France with TAPIF, he earned an MFA in Literary Translation from University of Iowa's Translation Workshop. Michael is now pursuing a PhD at the University of Virginia in order to pursue his passions : teaching language, cultivating de-centered perspectivism, and studying conceptions of ecological, communitarian identity.

Research interests: 

Identity in the post-humanist era, eco-poetics and -phenomenology, existentialism, secular and/or literary representations of mysticism, translation studies