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Jordan Burke

Elizabeth Arendall Tilney and Schuyler Merritt Tilney Jefferson Fellow
Class: 2020
Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Degrees:
B.A. University of South Carolina Honors College (2010)
M.A. Yale University (2014)
Department:
English

Jordan Burke is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Virginia, where he is studying twentieth-century literature. He is currently writing a dissertation on postcolonial poetry, comparative lyric, and religious reading, which examines how and why postcolonial poets revolutionized lyric’s relationship to religion. He received his B.A. in art history and English from the University of South Carolina and, after managing an art gallery in Washington D.C., received his M.A. in religion from Yale University. His writing on modernism and globalization was recently published in Faulkner and History, a University of Mississippi Press anthology.

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