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David Faulk

PhD Student

Germanic Studies


David Faulk is a Ph.D. student in the Germanic Studies department. His dissertation focuses on the intersection between narratology and transnational literature. Specifically, his research examines how the structure of narrative serves either to accentuate or, at times, minimize alterity and cultural difference. His research draws on the work of GĂ©rard Genette, Mieke Bal, James Phelan, and Monika Fludernik, and shows how the dialectic between difference and identity can best be understood as the effect of a reader's engagement with a narrative through time.