Molly Anne Rothenberg

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Name: Molly Anne Rothenberg
Exchange Destination: UK - Scotland
Award Name: Fulbright – All Disciplines Scholar Award
Host Institution: University of Edinburgh
Home Institution: Tulane University
Level Of Study: Scholar
Discipline: Literature
Award Year: 2014-15

Molly Anne Rothenberg is Professor of English at Tulane University as well as an adult psychoanalyst.  Her specializations include literary theory, British literature of the long 19th-century, and world literature. The volume on social bonds she co-edited with Slavoj Žižek led to work on questions of belonging and dissent relevant to globalization: she develops some of those ideas in her most recent book, The Excessive Subject:  A New Theory of Social Change.  After completing her current monograph on Austen’s universality, she will investigate the 19th-century development of a racialized diasporic discourse designed to defend against the de-racinating effects of capitalism.  Her Fulbright project researches materials from Scotland and the US concerning dramatic adaptations of Scott’s novels in order to prepare an online exhibit of the Henderson collection at the Folger Shakespeare Library for the bicentennial of Waverley’s publication.  She enjoys swimming, rollerblading, and skiing.  She sings enthusiastically if not skillfully.


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