Jessica Swoboda

Irby Cauthen Jefferson Fellow
Hanover Township, Pennsylvania
B.A. Villanova University (2015)
M.A. Boston College (2017)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Jessica Swoboda is a graduate student in the department of English at the University of Virginia, where she is writing a dissertation entitled “Forms of Attachment: Character, Attunement, Intersubjectivity.” Her primary fields of interest include the modern and contemporary novel, methodology, interpretation, affect theory, and women’s literature. She received her B.A. (Honors) in English and Humanities from Villanova University, where she was also a member of their Division I field hockey team, and an M.A. in English from Boston College. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 2015.

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Forms of Attachment: Character, Attunement, Intersubjectivity

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