Anton Povzner

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Areas of Interest:
Early British American colonial texts; community; group and individual identities; violence, computational text analysis 


PhD, English, University of Notre Dame
MA, English, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
BA, English, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Anton Povzner is an English Department Postdoctoral scholar who will be working for the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship during AY 2021-2022. His dissertation deals with community-building in the early settlements, uncovering a diverse set of concepts and practices of the community. Prior to that, he has studied topics of violence across Early American literature, the erosion of selfhood and nationalist formation in two novels by Charles Brockden Brown, Russian Formalism, and the adaptation of the South African novel The Path of Thunder by Peter Abrahams into Soviet ballet performances in the context of Cold War figurations of apartheid. He is also cultivating a side proficiency in computational text analysis.