Carolina de Paula Cardoso
English, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Latin
A Brazilian native, Carolina received her B.A. in Comparative Literature, French, and Psychology from Cornell University (2021), where she graduated magna cum laude with a thesis on the poetry and poetics of "Hypo-Romanticism," a concept she formulated to investigate the romantic period in connection with the contemporary lyric. Focused on the value of Romanticism still today, Carolina is mostly interested in the interplay and dialogue between the philosophy of German tragedy, poetic language, and present-day culture analysis. Moreover, while at UIUC, she plans on further thinking and writing about the contemporary subject, not only about our physio-psychological constitution, but also about human nature in face of the modern-contemporary malaise. She is also fascinated about the phenomenological and spiritual implications, as well as the transmogrifications of time and space, associated with such "Hypo-Romantic" malaise.