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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Effie Gianitsos


Graduate Student (ENG) T.A. (WRT)

Teaching Assistant and Ph.D. Student

PhD

English

Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition

018 HB Crouse Hall

315.443.2173

egianits@syr.edu


  • Degree: Began MA program in 2018
  • Concentration: British Literature (Romantic)
  • Advisor: Harvey Teres

My interests include Romanticism's philosophical and spiritual dialogue with the earlier Enlightenment ideologies. I see the Romantic period as a creative burst of spiritual revival and expression. Due to my background in religious studies, I am particularly interested in William Blake and his modern approach to mystical writing. Beyond Blake, I am also interested in the intersection of materialism and spirituality and how Romantic writers elevate ordinary objects, both natural and man-made, to an ideal of sacredness and sanctity.

  • B.A. English & Religious and Theological Studies, Salve Regina University