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2008-2009 Research Fellowship Recipients

Art

Anne Helmreich
Case Western Reserve University
"The Carfax Gallery: Stronghold of Modernism"
Fleur Cowles Endowment

Kimberly Jones
Sweet Briar College
"Elizabeth Robins Pennell: Forgotten Female Aesthete"
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

French

Jay Bochner

Universite de Montreal
"The Correspondence of Blaise Cendrars and William A. Bradley"
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Angela Hunter
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

"The Work of Women: Rousseau, Dupin and the Ouvrage sur les femmes"
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies /
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Mercedes Palau-Ribes

Independent Scholar 
 (Barcelona)
"Madeleine Boisguillaume, a woman of character in the life of Edouard Dujardin"
The Limited Editions Club Endowment /
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

General Manuscript and Book Collections

Louise Bernard
Georgetown University
"In My Mind: Race, Writing / Madness, America"
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Mark Blackwell
University of Hartford

"Personable Properties: It-Narratives and the British Traffic in Identity, 1740-1815"

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies /
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

William S. Brockman
Pennsylvania State University

"The James Joyce Database"
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

M. Srinivas Chary

New School University
"Nancy Wilson Ross: New Perspectives on Buddhism and Hinduism"
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Peter Childs

University of Gloucestershire
"Julian Barnes: A Mixture of Genres"
Cora Maud Oneal Fellowship

Ruth Connolly
Newcastle University

"The Complete Works of Robert Herrick"
The Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Brooke Conti
SUNY, Brockport

"Anxious Acts: Religion and Autobiography in Early Modern England"

The Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Kevin Curran

Washington and Jefferson University

The "Revels Plays" Edition of "Samuel Daniel's The Tragedy of Philotas"
The Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Mary Dearborn
Independent Scholar
 (New York, NY)
"The Human Cost: The Hemingway Family"

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Gayle Feldman
Independent Scholar (New York, NY)
"Bennett Cerf Biography"
The Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at The University of Texas at Austin

Christine Ferguson
University of Glasgow 

"The Eugenic Impulse in British Spiritualist Writing, 1850-1930"

C. P. Snow Memorial Fund

Raymond Frontain
University of Central Arkansas

"Terrence McNally: The Early Plays"
South Central Modern Language Association/
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Stacy Gillis

University of Newcastle

 "The Rise of the British Detective Novel"
Erle Stanley Gardner Endowment for Mystery Studies

Jose Harris
University of Oxford
"British intellectuals and the Second World War"
British Studies at the University of Texas

Kay Heath
Virginia State University

"Professional Persuasions: Victorian Women's Work and The Public Career"
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Laura Heffernan
University of Pennsylvania

"C.P. Snow and Post-War Literary 'Culture' in Britain and America"
C. P. Snow Memorial Fund

Melissa Homestead
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis"
Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Bradley Philip Kent
Universite Laval
"Censorship and the Writer: The Case of Bernard Shaw"
Hobby Family Foundation Endowment

Denys Philip Leighton
Tulane University 
Alternative
"Futures of William Morris: Recollections, c. 1870-1940"
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Geert Lernout
University of Antwerp
"Jack Dalton's work on the Finnegans Wake notebooks"
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Brian Lewis
McGill University
"Queering Britain: George Ives and Sexual Inversion from Wilde to Wolfenden"
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Sandra O'Connell
Independent Scholar (Dublin)

"George Reavey (1907-1976): The Poetry, Criticism and Prose"
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Deborah Parsons

University of Birmingham 

"Sitwelliana: The Sitwells, Modernism and the Avant-Garde" 

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Jason Powell

St. Joseph's University
"The Complete Works of Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder"
The Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

N.H. Reeve
Swansea University
"New edition of D. H. Lawrence, Quetzalcoatl, for the Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence"
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Jeffrey Severs
Wake Forest University
"Totalitarianism in the Postwar American Novel"
Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies

John Henry Stape

Independent Scholar (Vancouver)
"The Professional Author and the Literary Agent in late-Victorian England"
Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Peter Swaab 

University College London

"Preparing an edition of the selected literary criticism of Sara Coleridge (1802-1852)"
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Lisa Szefel

Pacific University
"Reading Ezra Pound in the Cold War: The Bollingen Prize Controversy of 1949"
Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies

Tony Voss

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and the University of KwaZulu-Natal
"Roy Campbell's Unpublished Verse: Manuscripts in the Harry Ransom Center"
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

John Howard Wilson
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

"Evelyn Waugh in the Military and the Church"
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Daniel Worden
Wake Forest University
"Cool Realism: The New Journalism and American Literary History"
Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies

Performing Arts

Ian Albery

Independent Scholar
 (Rognac, France)
"In the Blood"
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Nita Kumar
University of Delhi
"Minstrel Shows and Twentieth-Century African American Women's Plays"
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Katy Ryan

West Virginia University
"Execution Onstage: Twentieth-Century American Performance and the Death Penalty"
Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies

Photography

Carolyn Bloore
Independent Scholar
 (Twickenham)
"Re-thinking the Calotype Club"
Henriette F. and Clarence L. Cline Memorial Endowment Fund

Steven Hoelscher
The University of Texas at Austin
"Photography on the Border: Picturing and Constructing the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands"
Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship Endowment

Larry Schaaf
Independent Scholar 
 (Baltimore)
"Revisiting the HRHRC, three decades later"
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Katherine Slusher
Independent Scholar (Barcelona)
"David Douglas David Douglas Duncan Endowment for Photojournalism: Journeys to Islam"
David Douglas Duncan Endowment for Photojournalism

Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

The Harry Ransom Center has awarded six dissertation fellowships as part of its 2008-2009 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 2008-2009 Dissertation Research Fellowships Award winners are:

Sara Hudson

Yale University

"Hemespheric Narratives in an Era of U.S. Empire"

Holly Markovitz

Boston University
"Reframing the Frontier: Rephotography, Repetition, and Return"

Nathan Platte
University of Michigan

"Musical Collaboration, Coercion, and Resistance in the Films of David O. Selznick, 1940-1948"

Justin Tremel
The University of Texas at Austin
"Tradition and the Individual Talents: Dylan, Eliot, and DeLillo"

Huub van der Linden
European University Institute at Florence

"Making Meaning Locally: Italian Oratorio and French Theatre on Stage in Bologna around 1700"

Matthew Vechinski
University of Washington

"Literary by Design: The Functional Aesthetics of the Twentieth-Century Novel"

 

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