May 2011 Archives

Doctoral Candidate External Awards

The following PhD candidates were the recipients of awards from outside the University: Patricia Baehler, Thomas F. Wallace Fellowship for her dissertation "'Convey'd to Your Hand': The Delivery and Circulation of Letters in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 1684-1815" (adviser Brian Goldberg); Lelaine L. Bonine, Fellowship from the Japanese government to present "Master of (Global) Suspense: Digital Hitchcock and Cinephilia Gone Global," at the Nagoya American Studies Summer Seminar, Nanzan University, Japan (adviser Jani Scandura); Keith Mikos, National American Philosophical Society fellowship for summer research in Philadelphia for his project, "Magnification: Meaning, Metaphysics and the Microscope" (Scandura); Jessica Orton, spring Fulbright Grant to conduct research and teach in Rome, Italy; Davu Seru, Phillips Fellowship, Archie Givens Sr. Collection of African-American Literature and Life (adviser John Wright); Maurits Van Bever Donker, South African National Research Foundation Prestigious Doctoral Fellowship and Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change/Mellon Foundation Doctoral Research Fellowship (advisers Qadri Ismail & Tom Pepper). Congratulations to all!

Doctoral Candidate Internal Awards

The following PhD candidates in English were the recipients of University and department awards: Erik Carlson, Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for his dissertation project "The Old English Language of Fear" (adviser Andrew Scheil); Elissa Hansen, Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for her dissertation project "Signs of the Time: Temporality in Fourteenth Century English Contemplative Writing" (adviser Rebecca Krug); Josh Mabie, Consortium Fellowship, University Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment, and the Life Sciences (adviser Dan Philippon); Eric Brownell, Samuel Hold Monk Memorial Prize for Published Scholarship, for his article "Our Lady of the Telegraph: Mina as Medieval Cyborg in Bram Stoker's Dracula," Journal of Dracula Studies, 12 (December 2010), 29-51 (adviser Lois Cucullu); Emily Anderson, Garner/McNaron/Sprengnether Summer Fellowship in Feminist Literary Studies, for her project "Marrying Monsters, Becoming Bridezillas: The Reimagining of the Gothic in 21st Century Narratives of Marriage" (Cucullu); and Eun Joo Kim, Audrey Christensen Library Acquisition Prize (adviser Josephine Lee). Congratulations to all!

New Books From Faculty

Cover image of Britain and the Islamic WorldWith spring arrives another crop of books from the Department of English's award-winning faculty. Professor Nabil Matar, recently named a CLA Scholar of the College, co-authored with Gerald MacLean Britain and the Islamic World: 1558-1713 (University of Oxford Press, 2011). . . . Professor Maria Damon published Postliterary America: From Bagel Shop Jazz to Micropoetries with the University of Iowa Press in April. . . . And Associate Professor Katherine Scheil co-edited with Randall Martin Shakespeare, Adaptation, Modern Drama: Essays in Honour of Jill Levenson (University of Toronto Press, 2011).

Hancher Co-Chairs Digital Humanities Collaborative

Professor Michael Hancher is the co-chair with Laura Gurak (Writing Studies) of the 2011-12 Institute for Advanced Study collaborative, "Digital Humanities 2.0." The collaborative seeks to advance artistic creation and scholarly research in the humanities by exploring digitization and Web 2.0 technologies. IAS provides workspace in Nolte Hall and financial support each year to groups of colleagues engaging in interdisciplinary projects.

Cohen Dissertation Defense

PhD candidate Sara Cohen will be defending her dissertation, "Medical Screening" at 2 pm on Friday, May 13 in the Wright Room. All are welcome to the public portion of the defense.

Hengen Dissertation Defense

PhD candidate Nicholas Hengen will be defending his dissertation "Texts as Tactics: How People Practice Politics with Books" at 8 am on Tuesday, May 24 in Lind 207A. All are welcome to the public portion of the defense.

Cox Dissertation Defense

PhD candidate Ryan J. Cox will be defending his dissertation, "Premonition of a Future Line We Will Be Writing: Politics, Language and Identity in English Canadian Experimental Poetry" at 1 pm on Thursday, May 12, in Lind 204. All are welcome to the public portion of the defense.

MFA Alumnus Wins Thom Gunn Award

Cover image of the Dirt RiddlesMFA alumnus (and Department of English course coordinator) Michael Walsh (2006) won the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry for his debut collection The Dirt Riddles (University of Arkansas Press, 2010). Congratulations!

Graduate Research Partnership Program Awards

The recipients of the Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) summer awards for 2011 are: Eric Brownell, "The Winking Portrait: Joseph L. Mankiewicz's The Ghost and Mrs. Muir as Postwar Pastiche" (Faculty sponsor: Lois Cucullu); Sarah Fox, "Mother Substance" (Madelon Sprengnether); Kate Johnston, "Silence(d): An Inquiry into Meditation and Solitary Confinement" (Ray Gonzalez); William Kanyusik, "The Problem of Recognition: The Disabled Male Veteran and Masculinity as Spectacle" (Siobhan Craig); Michael Rowe, "Affect, Ethic, and Intention in the Archive: The 'Project' of Djuna Barnes Nightwood" (Cucullu); Katie Sisneros, "Representations of the Ottoman Empire in English Ballads: The Caroline Period and the Battle of Vienna" (Nabil Matar). Congratulations!

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