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2012–2013 Research Fellowship Recipients

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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Moon on a Hazy Night, ca. 1887, color woodcut, Thomas Cranfill collection; Claude Bragdon, plate 30 from A Primer of Higher Space, 1939; Sir Edward Charles Blount and Gertrude Frances Jerningham Blount, Children motif, ca. 1870, collage of albumen prints, watercolor, pen & pencil in unpublished album, Gernsheim collection; Charlotte Brontë, manuscript of "The Green Dwarf," 1833, Brontë Family collection; Southeast Asian white parabaik (accordion book), Eastern Manuscripts collection.

2012-2013 Fellowship Poster (PDF)

Jordanna Bailkin
University of Washington
African London
British Studies Fellowship

Scott D. Banville
Nicholls State University
Tony Pastor and his Theaters: Crossroads of Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Popular Culture
Hobby Family Foundation Endowment

Samantha Baskind
Cleveland State University
Representing Resistance: The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture
Edwin Gale Fellowship

Toni Bowers
University of Pennsylvania
The Seduction of Scotland: Sexual Metaphors and the Union Debate
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Armando Chávez-Rivera
University of Houston, Victoria
The Relationship of Publishers Alfred Knopf and Blanche Wolf Knopf with Ibero-America and its Writers
Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship/
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Kathleen Davidson
University of Sydney
"New Walks in an Old Field": photography and geology in the mid-Victorian era
C. P. Snow Memorial Fund

Margaret Denny
Columbia College Chicago
For Love and Money: Victorian women photographers in and beyond the studio
Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship Endowment

Olivia Carr Edenfield
Georgia Southern University
Authorized biography of Andre Dubus and edition of his letters
Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Steve Edwards
The Open University
Imagining work: photography and industry in nineteenth-century Britain
David Douglas Duncan Endowment for Photojournalism/
Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Harris Feinsod
Northwestern University
El Corno Emplumado: Hemispheric Poetry Networks, 1962–1969
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Alison Frazier
The University of Texas at Austin
Religion in the Italian Renaissance: Three Ranuzzi Manuscripts
Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Brett Gary
New York University
Following the Troubling Rightward Trajectory: Morris L. Ernst's 'Conversion' from Anti-Censorship Liberalism to Anti-Communist Liberalism
Woodward and Bernstein Endowment/
Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies

Bill Goldstein
Independent Scholar
The World Broke in Two: A Literary Chronicle of 1922
Frederic D. Weinstein Memorial Fellowship/
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Christopher Grobe
Amherst College
Performing Confession: Poetry, Performance, and New Media since 1959
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Mary Holland
State University of New York, New Paltz
Early and Late Postmodernism: Influences on Wallace and DeLillo
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Scott Husby
Independent Scholar
Recording bookbindings on early-printed books in American Libraries
Limited Editions Club Endowment

Heidi Kathleen Kim
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Invisible Subjects: Asian labor in John Steinbeck's East of Eden

Clayton Koppes
Oberlin College
American movie censorship, 1900s to 1968
Robert De Niro Endowed Fund

Iryna Kuksa
Nottingham Trent University
Modernist Scenography Reborn in 3D–A Study of Norman Bel Geddes
Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Hedy Law
Southern Methodist University
Beautiful Chaos: Music, Pantomime, and Freedom in the French Enlightenment
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Claire Lindsay
University College London
Anita Brenner and Illustrated Travel Magazines of Mexico (1955–1971)
Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies

Hilary Macartney
University of Glasgow
The First Photographically Illustrated Book on Art and its Context
Limited Editions Club Endowment

Casey McKittrick
Western Michigan University
Hitchcock's Appetites: The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread
Warren Skaaren Film Research Endowment

Randall McLeod
University of Toronto
Bearing Type in Aldines;
Printing the Aldine Aristotle, 1495–98
Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment/
Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

John Mraz
Universidad Autonoma de Puebla
Jimmy Hare's Photography of the Mexican Revolution
David Douglas Duncan Endowment for Photojournalism/
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Shin Yu Pai
Hendrix College
Poet of the Camera: The Life of Jimmy Wong Howe
Filmscript Acquisitions Endowment

Alexander Pettit
University of North Texas
The Texts of Tennessee Williams: A Study of the Playwright in Manuscript and Print, 1957–1963
Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Siobhan Phillips
Dickinson College
Lorine Niedecker, Louis Zukofsky, and the Social Space of Letters
Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies

Natalie Pollard
University of Reading
Lyric Economies: Literary Address and the Poetics of the Marketplace since 1960
Henriette F. and Clarence L. Cline Memorial Endowment Fund

Todd W. Reeser
University of Pittsburgh
Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance
Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Melissa Renn
Fogg Museum/ Harvard Art Museums
Life Reconsidered: Rethinking Life Magazine's Role in the American Art World
Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Rod Rosenquist
University of London
Modernist memoirs, middlemen and selling popular modernism
Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Epifanio San Juan
University of Connecticut
The Life and Works of Carlos Bulosan, Filipino American Writer
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Jan Schwarz
Lund University
Yiddish Writer in New York, 1935–1945: Correspondence, Manuscripts, and Publications in the I. B. Singer Papers
Edwin Gale Fellowship

Ravi Sharma
Clark University
Gregory Vlastos and the Interpretation of Plato's Theory of Forms
C. P. Snow Memorial Fund

Tanya Sheehan
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Blacks and Whites: Race and Photographic Humor
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Sara Speidel
University of Maine
Composition and Explanation: Composition Pedagogy, Stein's Radcliffe Themes, and the Making of an American Writer
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Teal Triggs
University of the Arts London
A New Kind of Reading: Flair Magazine 1950–1951
Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Pierre A. Walker
Salem State University
The Complete Letters of Henry James
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Benjamin E. Wise
University of Florida
American Folk Devils: A Twentieth Century History of Drinkers, Dancers, Communists, Abortionists, and Queers
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Nigel Wood
Loughborough University
Towards an Edition of Evelyn Waugh's Put Out More Flags
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Maia Wright
Texas State University-San Marcos
The Function of the Book: William Addison Dwiggins' Inventive Book Designs for Alfred A. Knopf
Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Marion Wynne-Davies
University of Surrey
Writing Freedom: The History of PEN
Norman Mailer Endowed Fund/
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

John K. Young
Marshall University
How to Revise a True War Story: Tim O'Brien's Fiction and the Process of Textual Production
Norman Mailer Endowed Fund


Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

The Harry Ransom Center has awarded eight dissertation fellowships as part of its 2012–2013 research fellowship program. These fellowships, jointly sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin Office of Graduate Studies and the Ransom Center, provide short-term residencies for scholars engaged in doctoral research based on the Center's collections.

Heather Bowlby
University of Virginia
Visions of Light: Gender and the Photographic Imagination in Victorian Poetry

Jill E. Bugajski
Northwestern University
Silkscreen as Democratic Practice: Elizabeth Olds, Printmaking and WWII

Justin Owen Rawlins
Indiana University Bloomington
Method Men: Masculinity, Race, and Performance Style in Post-War America

Asha Rogers
University of Oxford
The Congress for Cultural Freedom and the sponsorship of African literary culture 1960–1968

Lorenzo Salvagni
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Marguerite Caetani and the international literary review "Botteghe Oscure"

Mauricio Daniel Suchowlansky
University of Toronto
The Example of a Devastated World: Civic Discord and Republican Liberty in Machiavelli's Istorie Fiorentine

Richard Colin Tait
The University of Texas at Austin
Robert De Niro's Method: Acting, Agency and Authorship in the New Hollywood (1967–1980)

Beatrice Turner
Newcastle University
"A living spectre of my father dead": childhood, parenthood and memorialisation in British literature, 1820–1850

 

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