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Summer 2006 Newsletter

2006-07 fellowships announced

The Ransom Center awarded 42 fellowships as part of its 2006-2007 research fellowship program. Their research topics range from seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British piracy in the Americas to the legal life of Oscar Wilde.

Nathan Abrams
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
"Arthur Miller: Public Intellectual"

Gordon Allan
Independent scholar
West Sussex, UK
Joanna Southcott global archive database

Nicholas Allen
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
"The Republic of Modernism: Irish Post-Revolutionary Culture, 1922-39"

Jeff Allred
Hunter College/CUNY
New York, NY
"Boring from Within: James Agree, Walker Evans, and the Culture Industry"

Juan J. Alonzo
Texas A & M University
College Station, TX
"The Representation of Mexican Characters in the Films of David O. Selznick"

Katherine Arens
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
"Making Science American: How Migration Changed Intellectual Culture"

Chukwuma Azuonye
University of Massachusetts at Boston
Boston, MA
Study of Christopher Okigbo papers.

William Baker
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL
"Tom Stoppard: A Bibliographical History"

William Brooks
University of York
Heslington, UK
"In-and After-Flanders Fields"

James Buickerood
University of Missouri, St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
"John Locke's Medical Study of Imagination"

Mark Byron
University of Sydney
New South Wales, Australia
"The Composition Methods of Samuel Beckett's Novel Watt"

Luciano Cheles
University de Poitiers
Paris, France
"Piero della Francesca's Impact on Charles Sheeler and Tom Lea, 1920-1950"

Eileen Cleere
Southwestern University
Georgetown, TX
"The Sanitary Arts: Aesthetic Philosophy and the Victorian Cleanliness Campaign"

Deborah W. Dickson
Independent scholar
"The Biography of Ruth Robertson: Explorer, Writer and Photographer, 1905-1999"

Stephen B. Dobranski
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
"John Milton's Paradise Regain'd and Samson Agonistes: Texts and Contexts"

George Feaver
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
"Maurice Cranston and the Theater of Politics: An Intellectual Biography"

Helmut Flachenecker
University of Wurzburg, Gerbrunn
"Veneration of Saints in Medieval Central European Monasteries"

John Foley
National University of Ireland, Galway
Galway, Ireland
"The Problematic Rebel: The Knopf Translations of Camus L'Homme révolté"

Damon Franke
University of Southern Mississippi
New Orleans, LA
"Edwardian Literatures of the Environment"

Richard Frohock
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK
"Paper Wars: The Story of British Piracy in the Americas, 1660-1740"

David GarcĂ­a-Cueto
University de Granada
Málaga, Spain
"Seventeenth-Century Political and Cultural Relations Between Italy and Spain in the Ranuzzi Archive"

Stefano Giannini
University of Calgary
Calgary, Canada
"Successes and Frustrations of Luigi Pirandello's Visits to North America"

William Grange
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
"Stella Adler and the Legacy of Representational Acting in the Theatres and Films of the United States"

Wendy Grossman
George Washington University, University of Maryland
University Park, MD
"Object and Image: Man Ray, African and the Modernist Lens"

Jennifer Jeffers
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH
"Beckett's Masculinity"

Jeffrey Kahan
University of La Verne
Tujunga, CA
"Visual History of King Lear"

Carla Kaplan
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
"Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance"

Seán Kennedy
St. Mary's University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
"Ireland in the Drama and Prose of Samuel Beckett, 1946-51"

Mark Klobas
Scottsdale Community College
Scottsdale, AZ
"James Louis Garvin: A Biography"

Grzegorz Kosc
University of Lodz
Lomianki, Poland
"In the Wake of the Bollingen Controversy: Postwar American Poets in the Public Sphere"

Leslie J. Moran
University of London
London, UK
"The Legal Life of Oscar Wilde: Writing the Trials of Oscar Wilde"

Mark Nixon
University of Reading
Reading, UK
1) "George Reavey"; 2) "Samuel Beckett and Little Magazines in the 1930s"

Margaret Oakes
Furman University
Greenville, SC
"The Portrait of the Author: Renaissance Portraiture in Book Frontispieces"

Guy Ortolano
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
"Beyond the 'Two Cultures': Cultural Politics in Post-war Britain"

Lynda Pratt
University of Nottingham
Nottinghamshire, UK
"The Collected Letters of Robert Southey"

Imre Szeman
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
"The Eye and the Market: Theories and Practices of the Visual in the Era of Globalization"

Stephen Taylor
University of Reading
Reading, UK
"Newsletters, Newspapers and News Networks: English Perceptions of Europe in the Late Seventeenth Century"

David Thiele
Seattle University
Seattle, WA
"Vulgarians at the Gate: Victorian Literature and the Diffusion of Elite Culture"

James Tierney
University of Missouri-St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
"British Periodicals, 1660-1800: An Electronic Index"

Waldemar Zacharasiewicz
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
"Transatlantic Exchanges: Southern (Fiction) Writers (and Dramatists): Their European Contexts and Reception"

Robert Zaller
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Evaluation of the papers and manuscripts of the Stanley Burnshaw Collection

Linda G. Zatlin
Morehouse College
Atlanta, GA
"Aubrey Beardsley and his Circle"

Ransom Center 2006-2007 Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has awarded five dissertation fellowships as part of its 2006-2007 Research Fellowship program. The awards provide short-term residencies for scholars engaged in doctoral research based on the Center's collections. The 2006-2007 Dissertation Research Fellowships Award winners are:

John Gronbeck-Tedesco
The University of Texas at Austin
"Reading Revolution: Cuban Politics in the American Cultural Imagination, 1930-1970"

Michelle Kaiserlian
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
"Artistic Responses to the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám in Great Britain and the United States, c. 1900-1940"

Robert Reginio
University of Massachusetts
Easthampton, MA
"Wallace Stevens and Marcel Duchamp: Modernism, Exile and Memory"

Alison Shonkwiler
Rutgers University
Brooklyn, NY
"Finance and the Limits of Fiction: Dreiser, DeLillo, and Abstractions of Capital in Twentieth-Century American Literature"

Monica Stufft
University of California, Berkeley
Oakland, CA
"Domesticating Theater Women: Early 20th Century American Performance Communities and Urban Networking"

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