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2007–2008 Research Fellowship Recipients

General Manuscript and Book Collections

Jeffrey Barbeau
Oral Roberts University
"Sara Coleridge: Theologian of the Heart"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
The Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Chris Beyers
Assumption College
"The Text of The Collected Poems"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Edward Bishop
University of Alberta
"The Social Life of Ink"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
The Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Jonathan Bloom
University of Paris Dauphine
"C.P. Snow Biography"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
C. P. Snow Memorial Fund

Sara Danger
Valparaiso University
"Picturing the Victorian Woman Writer: Popular Illustrated Fiction and the Construction of Women's Authorship, 1830-1965"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
Fleur Cowles Endowment

Joel Dinerstein
Tulane University
"The Cool Mask: Jazz, Noir, and Existentialism, 1940-1960"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Gary Dyer
Cleveland State University
"Romantic Secrecy: Esoteric Writing in Britain, 1790-1830"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)/
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Julia Ehrhardt
University of Oklahoma
"Making Weight: Food, Fat, and Dieting in Modern American Women's Writing"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
Henriette F. and Clarence L. Cline Memorial Endowment Fund

Edward Friedman
Vanderbilt University
"The Fictions of Gerald Brenan"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

François Gallix
La Sorbonne, Paris IV
"Graham Greene New Perspectives"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Vanessa Guignery
La Sorbonne, Paris IV
"Julian Barnes: a Generic and Genetic Analysis"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Allan Hepburn
McGill University
"Elizabeth Bowen: Short Stories and Essays"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Ruth Jennison
University of Mass.-Amherst
"The Zukofsky Era: Modernity, Margins and the Avant-Garde"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Patricia Laurence
Brooklyn College
"A Biography of Elizabeth Bowen"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Laura Long
Lynchburg College
Lady of Comets: The Lives of Caroline Herschel
General Manuscript and Book Collections
The Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Gail Low
University of Dundee
"Publishing Anglophone African and Caribbean Writing in the UK, 1950-68"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Ulrika Maude
University of Durham
"Perception, Textual Genetics and Aesthetics in the Work of Samuel Beckett"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
Cora Maud Oneal Fellowship

John McCourt
Università di Roma, Tre
"Joyce and Catholic Ireland"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment"

Erik Mortenson
Koc University
"The Beats and Dreaming"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies

Axel Stähler
Universität Bonn
"The Playwright as Author Icon: The Case of Arnold Wesker"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

John Thornton
Independent Scholar
"The House of Knopf: Alfred and Blanche Knopf and the Company They Kept"
General Manuscript and Book Collections
Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Dirk Van Hulle
University of Antwerp
"The Material Aspects of Samuel Beckett's "work in regress""
General Manuscript and Book Collections
C. P. Snow Memorial Fund

Special Topic: "In Times of War"

Leigh Ann Wheeler
Bowling Green State University
"Liberating Sex: How the ACLU Shaped Policy and Culture in the 20th Century United States"
Special Topic: "In Times of War"
Woodward and Bernstein Endowment

Greg Barnhisel
Duquesne University
"Cold War Modernists"
Special Topic: "In Times of War"
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Arne Bialuschewski
Universitaet Kiel
"A True Account of the Design, and Advantages of the South-Sea Trade: Profits, Propaganda, and the Peace Preliminaries of 1711"
Special Topic: "In Times of War"
The Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Philip Errington
Sotheby's and University College London
"John Masefield's Great War: The Collected Works"
Special Topic: "In Times of War"
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Olga Leontieva
Tver Archival Department, Deputy Director
"Russian Political Emigrants in Times of War"
Special Topic: "In Times of War"
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Adam Piette
University of Sheffield
"Cold War Hawks and Doves"
Special Topic: "In Times of War"
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Erica Sheen
University of York (UK)
"Maxwell Anderson: Elizabeth the Queen Goes to War"
Special Topic: "In Times of War"
Hobby Family Foundation Endowment

Marsha Siefert
Central European University
"In Times of War - Rethinking American-Soviet Cultural Diplomacy"
Special Topic: "In Times of War"
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Alex Vernon
Hendrix College
"Hemingway's The Spanish Earth"
Special Topic: "In Times of War"
C. P. Snow Memorial Fund

Film

Dominique Brégent-Heald
Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland
"Duel in the Sun: Race and Gender in the Texas Borderlands"
Film
Fleur Cowles Endowment

Tom Kemper
Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences
"Hidden Talent: The Emergence of Hollywood Agents, 1928-1949"
Film
Warren Skaaren Film Research Endowment

Catherine O'Rawe
University of Bristol, as of Feb. 1
"Between Neo-Realism and Hollywood: David O. Selznick's Collaboration with Vittorio De Sica"
Film
Filmscript Acquisitions Endowment

Jane Park
University of Oklahoma
"The China Film: Madam Chiang Kai-Shek Goes to Hollywood"
Film
Warren Skaaren Film Research Endowment

Andrew Shail
Oxford University
"The "Reinventions" of Cinema in the US and the UK during the First World War"
Film
Fleur Cowles Endowment

Photography

Anne Tucker
MFAH
"We Bear Witness: Photographers Responding to War"
Photography
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Geoffrey Batchen
CUNY
"Sun-Limned Portraits: The Photography of Richard Beard and Antione Claudet"
Photography
David Douglas Duncan Endowment for Photojournalism

Duncan Forbes
National Galleries of Scotland
"Edinburgh's Urbanity: the City in Early Photography"
Photography
David Douglas Duncan Endowment for Photojournalism

Stephen Pinson
NY Public Library
"Speculating Daguerre"
Photography
Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship Endowment

Music

Emily Laurance
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
"Harp-accompanied vocal music and popular romantic aesthetics in France, Britain, and the US, 1770-1840"
Music
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)/
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Michael Puri
University of Virginia
"Ravel's Revelries"
Music
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Thomas Schuttenhelm
Independent Scholar
"Literary Influence, Creative Process, and the letters of Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)"
Music
British Studies

Performing Arts

Carolyn Roark
Baylor University
"Death and the Puppet: Effigy Performance and the Human Encounter with Mortality"
Performing Arts
Fleur Cowles Endowment

Susan Kattwinkel
College of Charleston
"Tony Pastor and the Development of American Vaudeville"
Performing Arts
Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies

Art

Louis Cellauro
Independent Scholar/Univ. Francois Rabelais
"At the Origins of Modern Scientific Archaeology: Antoine Desgodet's Les Edifices Antiques de Rome (1682)"
Art
C. P. Snow Memorial Fund

Nancy Green
Cornell University
"A Room of Their Own: The Artists of Bloomsbury"
Art
The Limited Editions Club Endowment

French

Catherine du Toit
Stellenbosch University
"Henri-Pierre Roché- A Definitive Biography"
French
Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies

Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

The Harry Ransom Center has awarded six dissertation fellowships as part of its 2007-2008 Research Fellowship program. The awards, jointly sponsored by the Ransom Center and the University of Texas at Austin Office of Graduate Studies, provide short-term residencies for scholars engaged in doctoral research based on the Center's collections. The 2007-2008 Dissertation Research Fellowships Award winners are:

Kristin Ewins
Oxford University
"Politicised Women Writers of the 1930s"

Amanda Golden
University of Washington
"Annotating Modernism: The Reading and Teaching Strategies of Sylvia Plath, John Berryman, and Anne Sexton"

Karen Hellman
The Graduate Center, CUNY
"Antoine Claudet and the 'Spaces' of Photography, 1839-1867"

Verna Kale
The Pennsylvania State University
"Women Writing War: The Evolution of the 'Girl Reporter' as Modern American Icon"

Matthew Triebe
The University of Texas at Austin
"The Space Race and American Culture"

Laura Weinrib
Princeton University
"From Left to Rights: Civil Liberties in America, 1920-1937"

 

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