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Rhiar Kanouse

Rhiar Kanouse

Rhiar Kanouse

Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Research Associate at The Center for Folklore Studies


Hagerty 451
1775 S. College Rd
Columbus OH, 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Literature and Film of the Americas
  • Critical Theory
  • Affect Studies
  • Narrative Theory


  • Bachelor of Arts, Central Michigan University - English Language & Literature, minor in Spanish
  • Master of Arts, The Ohio State University - Comparative Studies

Rhiar Kanouse is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Studies. With a background in English Language & Literature, her current project traces the trope of cannibalism across literature, film, folklore, and performance. Her research considers questions regarding consumption, embodiment, materiality, and boundaries of Self and Other.

You can find her newest publication, "Canibalismo tardío: El consumidor caníbal en Somos lo que hay (2010, Jorge Michel Grau)" [Late-stage Cannibalism: The Cannibal Consumer in We Are What We Are (Somos lo que hay, 2010, Jorge Michel Grau)] in the academic journal En la otra isla: Revista de audiovisual latinoamericano - available here.