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Nelson Shuchmacher Endebo



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History of Science
Literature and Anthropology
17th century literature

Nelson Shuchmacher Endebo

I am a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford. My research on art and literature borrows from and seeks to articulate four great interrelated areas of investigation: morphology, conceptual history, anthropology and the history of science and technology. I am interested in understanding the relationship between rhetoric and cosmology; more specifically, in examining how the poetry and prose of the major maritime powers of the early modern period (The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, England) received and transformed conceptual and technical developments in astronomy, navigation, geography and map-making, which led to the discovery of the "New World", both to make sense of the new world picture as a totality, and to conceive of that totality as contingent.
In addition to my main areas of focus, I am interested in the very concept of Comparative Literature; Poetics; Methods in the Humanities; Metaphorology; Modernism (especially Joyce and Pound); Media Archaeology; Architecture; Music; Ethnography (theory and practice); the thought of Giambattista Vico, Hans Blumenberg, Gregory Bateson, and Claude Lévi-Strauss.


2017- : PhD candidate, Comparative Literature, Stanford University
2017: M.A., Media Theory and Communication, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
2013: B.A., English and German Studies (summa cum laude), Portland State University
2012-13: DAAD Undergraduate Researcher, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg


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