AboutJennifer Rhodes is a Core Lecturer in Literature Humanities at Columbia University. Her research investigates sites of interchange between literature and the visual and performing arts in Europe and the Americas. Her current book project explores the influence of Richard Wagner on the 20th century novel. Jennifer draws extensively upon the disciplines of film studies, performance studies, translation studies, and gender studies in her research. She spends summers on the staff of The Santa Fe Opera, where she runs and writes subtitles and speaks frequently on opera and drama.
Jennifer is particularly interested in the ways in which narratives move across the permeable membranes of medium, culture, and time. She is the recipient of Columbia’s Meyerson Award for Excellence in Core Teaching for Literature Humanities and is deeply invested in experimental pedagogy, particularly in strategies that incorporate performing and visual arts practices into the literature classroom.
EducationPhD, Italian and Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University, 2017
MPhil, Italian and Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University, 2012
MA, Italian and Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University, 2010
BA, Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2000