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Nicole Jerr

Nicole Jerr is the Shirley Passow and Ruth Rickard Humanities Fellow in the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University, where she is completing her dissertation, Pretenders to the Throne: Sovereignty and Modern Drama, under the direction of Michael Fried, Hent de Vries, and Martin Puchner (Harvard University). She has been a participant of the Mellon School for Theater and Performance Studies both for its inaugural session, “Theater Among the Other Arts,” as well as its session on “Theater and Philosophy.” She is co-editor of The Scaffold of Sovereignty (forthcoming from Columbia University Press, Studies in Political Thought Series). Her article, “Modern and Tragic? Kierkegaard’s Antigone and the Aesthetics of Isolation” is forthcoming in Philosophy and Literature (April 2014).


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