University of Washington

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  Brook Rosini

Brook is a Doctoral student in the University of Tlön’s Department of Folklore, where she is the president of the Orbis Tertius Alpha Chapter.  She is pleasantly bemused at finding herself in such a department, as she thinks that “folklore” is the most appropriate nomenclature for all academia.  She received dual undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and German at Hofstra University, where she graduated magna cum laude with honors for her senior thesis, entitled “A Total Taxonomy of Taste,” and was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  Brook then earned her Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Humanities from the University of Chicago, with concentrations in Comparative Literature and Cinema Media Studies.  Brook spent a number of years, most of which she cannot remember, traveling the globe in search of the perfect vocal timbre to complement her own.  Needless to say, the search is not over.  Currently, her interests include vertigo, inebriation, eternal return, spatio-temporal inconsistencies, irony, five-syllable words, postmodern architecture, and the works of Kafka.  Whenever possible, Brook spends her time creating fictional worlds that tend to be strangely commensurable with reality.