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2013–2014 Research Fellowship Recipients

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James H. "Jimmy" Hare crossing the Piave river, 1918, lantern slide; Gordon Conway, "Red Cross Girl" illustration for Vanity Fair, 1918; Bob Landry, film still from A Farewell to Arms, 1957; Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front, 1930; Lucile Patterson, National League for Woman's Service World War I military recruiting poster.

2013-2014 Fellowship Poster (PDF)

Nathan Abrams
Bangor University
Stanley Kubrick: New York Intellectual
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Donald Albrecht
Independent Scholar
Mexico Modern: Creating a New Avant-Garde, 1915–1945
Supported by the Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Stuart Alexander
Independent Scholar
Elliott Erwitt: Early Work
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

John S. Bak
Université de Lorraine
Gathering Up All His "Scattered Idioms": A Study of Tennessee Williams's Autobiographical Non-Fiction
Supported by the Frederic D. Weinstein Memorial Fellowship

John Bidwell
The Morgan Library & Museum
Matisse's Illustrations for Ulysses
Supported by the Limited Editions Club Endowment

Cosimo Chiarelli
Independent Scholar
Edward Gordon Craig and Photography: The role of photography in the making of modern theatre
Supported by the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship

Amy Clukey
University of Louisville
Gone with the Wind that Shakes the Barley: The Southern Imaginary in Ireland
Supported by the Filmscript Acquisitions Endowment

Ethan de Seife
Hofstra University
Obsession: The Films of Brian De Palma
Supported by the Robert De Niro Fellowship

Antonio Dimas
Universidade de São Paulo
Major Brazilian writers in the Alfred and Blanche Knopf archive
Supported by the Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Laura Doan
University of Manchester
Designs on Nature: Making Sex Normal
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Catherine du Toit
University of Stellenbosch
In Absentia: Henri-Pierre Roche and the First World War
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Mario Falsetto
Concordia University (Montreal)
Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese: Screenwriting, Performance and Direction
Supported by the Robert De Niro Fellowship

Manfred Flügge
Independent Scholar
Helen Hessel Grund: Writing from Paris: Reflections on Fashion and Life
Supported by the Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Isabelle Freda
Hofstra University
Citizenship and Activism: Jessica Mitford and Rachel Carson in Cold War America
Supported by the Woodward and Bernstein Endowment

Mila Ganeva
Miami University, Ohio
Helen Hessel Grund: Writing from Paris: Reflections on Fashion and Life
Supported by the Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Sarah E. Gardner
Mercer University
The World the Reviewers Made
Supported by the Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Erin M. Goss
Clemson University
Caught in the Act of Echoing: Joanna Southcott and Divine Dictation
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Melinda J. Gough
McMaster University
Revels Plays Edition of Unknown, Swetnam the Woman-Hater Arraigned by Women (ca. 1620)
Supported by the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Gareth Griffiths
University of Western Australia
Stephen Gray and the role of white South African writing in the human rights struggles in South Africa
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Aida Gureghian
Brooklyn College
A Lived Religion: Catholicism and Chaos in Seventeenth-Century England
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

David Hering
University of Liverpool
David Foster Wallace: The Form of His Fiction
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Alexander Howard
University of Sussex
Charles Henri Ford and the Camping of American Modernism: 1930–1970
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Lise Jaillant
University of British Columbia
Cheap Modernism: Publisher's Series and the Avant-Garde
Jointly supported by the Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Hope Johnston
Baylor University
A study of owner markings in early printed Chaucer editions
Supported by the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Carla Kaplan
Northeastern University
Queen of the Muckrackers: The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Magdalena Kay
University of Victoria
Poetry Against the World
Supported by the C. P. Snow Memorial Fund

Benjamin G. Keatinge
South East European University
Samuel Beckett and Brian Coffey: Affinities and Divergences;
Samuel Beckett, Ireland and the Topographical Imaginary
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Adam Kelly
Harvard University
David Foster Wallace and the Ideas of America
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Alexandra Kolb
Middlesex University
Mary Wigman: The antimodernist modernist
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Lee Konstantinou
University of Maryland, College Park
Postirony: Countercultural Fictions from Hipster to Coolhunter
Supported by the Norman Mailer Endowed Fund

Ben LaBreche
University of Mary Washington
Liberty Agonistes: Milton and Modern Freedom
Supported by the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Tracey Loughran
Cardiff University
Graham Greene, Psychoanalysis, and Popular Culture in Interwar Britain
Supported by the C. P. Snow Memorial Fund

Scott C. Lucas
The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina
A Mirror for Magistrates: A Modernized, Annotated Edition
Supported by the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Garry Lyons
University of Leeds
Batman: From Comic Book to Movie
Supported by the Warren Skaaren Film Research Endowment

Alison Macor
Independent Scholar
Rewrite Man: The Life and Career of Screenwriter Warren Skaaren
Supported by the Warren Skaaren Film Research Endowment

Thomas Mellins
Independent Scholar
Mexico Modern: Creating a New Avant-Garde, 1915–1945
Supported by the Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

William A. Morgan
Independent Scholar
Peter Orlovsky Reader
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes
University of Cambridge
Visual priming and Ceylonese identities since the late nineteenth century
Supported by the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship

Ernest Okello Ogwang
Makerere University
Colonial Library and the Postcolonial Question: Between Uganda Journal (1933–1983) and Transition (1961–1977)
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Dariusz Pachocki
The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Bolesław Leśmian
Supported by the Edwin Gale Fellowship

Karin Roffman
West Point
A Biography of John Ashbery's Early Life and Art
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Marlis Schweitzer
York University
Ambassadors of Empire: Child Performers and Colonial Audiences, 1835–1860
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Urmila Seshagiri
University of Tennessee
Transforming Art: The Allure of Modernism
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Vincent Sherry
Washington University in St. Louis
A Literary History of the European War of 1914–1918
Jointly supported by the Henriette F. and Clarence L. Cline Memorial Endowment Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

David S. Shields
University of South Carolina
American Theatrical Photography, 1866–1920
Supported by the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship

Abigail N. Shinn
University of York
Tales of Turning: Conversion Narratives in Early Modern England
Supported by the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

James Sitar
Poetry Foundation;
Loyola University Chicago
The Monologues of Spalding Gray: A Digital Edition
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Philip Smallwood
Birmingham City University
Great Anna's Chaucer, and Alexander Pope's
Jointly supported by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Diana Solomon
Simon Fraser University
The Repetition of Comedy in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Theatre
Jointly supported by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the British Studies Fellowship

Tom Sperlinger
University of Bristol
Doris Lessing's Intuitive Style
Supported by the Hobby Family Foundation Endowment

Sara Stevenson
University of Glasgow; National Museums Scotland
The origin of documentary photography
Supported by the David Douglas Duncan Endowment for Photojournalism

David Stromberg
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Essays of Isaac Bashevis Singer: Literature, Religion, Philosophy
Jointly supported by the Edwin Gale Fellowship and the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Nathan Suhr-Sytsma
Emory University
Poetry and the Making of the Anglophone Literary World, 1950–1975
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Arnold Trevor Tolley
Carleton University
John Lehmann: Editor and Man of Letters
Supported by the Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Tom Walker
Trinity College Dublin
W. B. Yeats and the Writing of Art
Supported by the Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Marta Zarzycka
Utrecht University
Angels of Misfortune: Children in Twentieth-Century U.S. Documentary Photography
Jointly supported by the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship and the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Heide Ziegler
University of Stuttgart
The American Novel: Transformation of Modernism
Supported by the Norman Mailer Endowed Fund

Carole Zucker
Concordia University
The Work of Stella Adler: Teacher, Philosopher, and Creator
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Philip Zwerling
The University of Texas-Pan American
The Plays of Lee Blessing: Personal and Political
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment


Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

The Harry Ransom Center has awarded eight dissertation fellowships as part of its 2013–2014 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.

Joseph Darlington
University of Salford
Christine Brooke-Rose and May 1968

Leslie DeLassus
University of Iowa
Trick Historiography: Special Effects, Film History, and the Norman O. Dawn Collection

Ira S. Murfin
Northwestern University
Talk Performance: Negotiating Genre, Embodied Language, and the Performative Turn in the American Avant-Garde

Erin Pauwels
Indiana University
Sarony's Living Pictures: Performance, Photography and Gilded Age American Art

Matthew Rabatin
The University of Texas at Austin
An Italian in the Closet? Carlo Coccioli, Gay Identity, and National Belonging

John Roache
University of Manchester
Marginalia after Modernism: J. M. Coetzee and David Foster Wallace

Emily Talbot
University of Michigan
Pictorial Construction and Compositional Collapse: Composite Picture Making in Painting, Photography and Printmaking, 1857–1893

Pim Verhulst
University of Antwerp
The Making of Samuel Beckett's Radio Plays: Interpretive Implications of Reading and Writing Traces

 

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