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About Yair Solan

Yair Solan is Assistant Professor of Literature and Film in the Department of Humanities and Politics at Nova Southeastern University. His areas of specialization include 19th & 20th century American literature and culture, film studies, and the history of media and technology. His articles have appeared in Modernism/modernity, Journal of the Short Story in English, and Studies in American Naturalism. At NSU, Professor Solan has taught courses in American and African American literature, the contemporary graphic memoir, and world literature, as well as courses in the department's minor in film studies.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Humanities and Politics
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2020 Peer Reviewer, American Literary History
2016 - 2017 Curriculum Committee, English Department, The Graduate Center, CUNY
2014 - 2016 Graduate Representative, Silent Cinema Cultures, Society for Cinema and Media Studies
2014 - 2015 Executive Committee, English Department, The Graduate Center, CUNY
2015 Peer Reviewer, Life Writing
2013 - 2014 Chair, Course Assessment Committee, English Department, The Graduate Center, CUNY
2011 - 2014 Course Assessment Committee, English Department, The Graduate Center, CUNY
2010 - 2011 Research Assistant, English Department, The Graduate Center, CUNY
2009 - 2010 M.A. Student Representative, English Department, New York University
2009 - 2010 Graduate Program Committee, English Department, New York University
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Honors and Awards

  • (2019) CUNY Academy Travel Award Grant, Queens College, CUNY
  • (2016-2017) Florence Bloch Dissertation Fellowship, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • (2015-2016) Robert Adams Day Dissertation Year Fellowship, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • (2015) Advanced Research Collaborative Archival Research Grant in American Studies
  • (2014-15, 2016-17) Doctoral Student Research Grant, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • (2012) Michael Schoenecke Travel Grant, Popular Culture/American Culture Association
  • (2010) Northeast Modern Language Association Graduate Student Caucus Travel Grant
  • (2010-15) Enhanced Chancellor's Fellowship, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Courses

  • FILM 2000: Introduction to Film
  • LITR 2020: American Literature I
  • LITR 2021: American Literature II
  • LITR 2031: World Literature II
  • LITR 3520: African-American Literature
  • LITR 2130: Contemporary Memoir

Education

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2017 Ph.D. English, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
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2010 M.A. English, New York University
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2004 B.A. Psychology (English minor), Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway
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Journal Articles (3)

Book Reviews (1)

DVD Commentaries (2)

Invited Talks and Workshops (7)

Conference Papers and Presentations (17)