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2014–2015 Research Fellowship Recipients

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Cover of Eric Gill's Twenty-five Nudes (1938; reprint, London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1951); James Salter's notes on possible titles for his novel Light Years, ca. 1974–5; cover of Paul Hayden Duensing's 25: a quarter-century of triumphs and disasters in the microcosm of the Private Press & Typefoundry of Paul Hayden Duensing (Kalamazoo, Mich.: The Private Press and Typefoundry of Paul Hayden Duensing, 1976); signaled message from the Royal Air Force to John Pudney requesting a poem for the organization's 25th anniversary, March 24, 1943; photograph of 25th Street Theater, Waco, ca. 1962.

2014-2015 Fellowship Poster (PDF)

 

Twenty-Five Years of Fellowships

2014–2015 will mark the 25th anniversary of the fellowship program.

Minou Arjomand
Boston University
Theatre on Trial: Staging Justice in the United States and Germany, 1945–1968
Supported by the Edwin Gale Fellowship

Gillian Arrighi
University of Newcastle, Australia
The Entertaining Child's Contribution to the Popular Stage in the Age of Empire
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Milly Barranger
Independent Scholar
The Legendary Lives of Stella Adler and Harold Clurman in the American Theatre of the Twentieth Century
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Gerd Bayer
University of Erlangen
Unpublished Fiction and Prose of John Fowles: A Four-Volume Edition of Archival Material
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

John Bolin
University of Exeter
J. M. Coetzee and the Idea of the Literary
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Jennifer Buckley
University of Iowa
Every Page Must Explode: Avant-Garde Performance in Print
Supported by the Limited Editions Club Endowment

Ian Burrows
University of Bristol
Punctuation and Personality in the Printed Plays of Early Modern England
Supported by the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Lisa Coleman
University of New South Wales
Norman Hall: Photo-Editing and International Connections in Mid-Twentieth Century Photography
Supported by the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship

Megan Cook
Colby College
Chaucerian Exceptionalism: The Medieval Author and the Rise of Literary History
Supported by the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Elizabeth Titrington Craft
Harvard University
Broadway's Yankee Doodle Dandy: National and Cultural Identities in the Musicals of George M. Cohan
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Simona Cupic
University of Belgrade
Tennessee Williams and Thomas Hart Benton: Image, Word, and A Streetcar Named Desire
Supported by the Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Michael D'Arcy
St. Francis Xavier University
The Slow Novel: Late Modernism and the Adventure of Narrative Stupidity
Supported by the C. P. Snow Memorial Fund

Joy Dixon
University of British Columbia
Sexual Heresies: Religion, Science, and Sexuality in Britain, 1870–1930
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Charles Drazin
Queen Mary, University of London
The Films of Powell and Pressburger
Supported by the Filmscript Acquisitions Endowment

Kai Easton
SOAS, University of London
Imaging the Cape: J. M. Coetzee and the Colonial Archive
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Alex Feldman
MacEwan University
Liberalism and its Malcontents: A Structural Analysis of the Mid-Century Trial Play
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Katie Garner
University College Cork
Women Writers and the Arthurian Legend, 1700–1900
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Alex Gilvarry
Wesleyan University
Eastman: A Novel
Supported by the Norman Mailer Endowed Fund

Cristina Giorcelli
University of Rome Three
Marguerite Caetani's Correspondence with American Writers (1946–1960)
Supported by the Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Maxine Gordon
Independent Scholar
Biography of Dexter Gordon
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Milan Hain
Palacky University Olomouc
Selznick International: Courting Europe
Supported by the Filmscript Acquisitions Endowment

Jason David Hall
University of Exeter
Oxford Edition of Wilkie Collins's 1880 Novel Jezebel's Daughter
Supported by the Henriette F. and Clarence L. Cline Memorial Endowment Fund

Sören C. Hammerschmidt
Arizona State University
Modular Pope: Letters, Portraits, and Recycled Print
Jointly supported by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Gerry Harrison
Independent Scholar
The Enigmas of Reggie Smith
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Michael Hill
Independent Scholar
The Graham Greene Archives
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Kamran Javadizadeh
Villanova University
Bedlam & Parnassus: The Institutionalization of Midcentury American Poetry
Jointly supported by the Frederic D. Weinstein Memorial Fellowship and the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Nicholas Jose
The University of Adelaide
R. G. Howarth: Sisters of the South
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Hester Joyce
La Trobe University
The Aesthetics and Poetics of Big Print in Screenwriting Practice
Supported by the Warren Skaaren Film Research Endowment

Gerri Kimber
University of Northampton
Katherine Mansfield's Early Years
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Sara Kosiba
Troy University
Biography of John Herrmann
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

James Livesey
University of Dundee
The Edge of the World: Irish Intellectual History 1500–2000
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Kristin Mahoney
Western Washington University
Aesthetic Kinship and the Cosmopolitan Family
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Marc Matera
University of California, Santa Cruz
Decolonization and the Development of Race Relations
Supported by the British Studies Fellowship

Roberta McGrath
Edinburgh Napier University
What is Discarded? The Contribution of Alison Gernsheim and the Post-War Reconstruction of Photography as Art: The Interpretation and Meaning of the Gernsheim Collection
Supported by the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship

Craig A. Monson
Washington University in St. Louis
Crime and Punishment in 17th-Century Bologna
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Alys Moody
University of Waikato
A Modernist Art of Hunger: Samuel Beckett, Paul Auster, J. M. Coetzee
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

James Nisbet
University of California, Irvine
Star-Gazing: Sir John Herschel and Photoenergy
Supported by the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship

Lois Overbeck
Emory University
The Letters of Samuel Beckett
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Bobbi Owen
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Art and Craft of Theatrical Design: Collaboration with Artisans
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Jennifer Phegley
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Magazine Mavericks: John Maxwell, Samuel Beeton, and the Development of Niche-Market Periodicals in Mid-Nineteenth-Century England
Supported by the Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Vike Martina Plock
University of Exeter
Modernism and Fashion
Supported by the Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Rachel Potter
University of East Anglia
Writers and International Rights: 1918–1948
Supported by the Hobby Family Foundation Endowment

Gracia Ramirez
Independent Scholar
Lewis M. Allen and Independent Production in the 1960s
Supported by the Robert De Niro Fellowship

Peter Read
University of Kent
Apollinaire Critical Biography; Jean Cocteau in the United Kingdom
Supported by the Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Nicole Reynolds
Ohio University
Edmund Blunden: Poet and Bibliophile
Supported by the Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Joshua Roiland
University of Notre Dame
The Rest is Silence: The Unexplored Nonfiction of David Foster Wallace
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Don Share
Poetry Magazine
Critical Edition of Basil Bunting's Poems
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Richard Street
Princeton University
We Are Not Slaves: A Narrative History of California Farmworkers, 1913–2013
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Simone Testa
Royal Holloway, University of London
Bolognese and Other Italian Academies in the Ranuzzi Family Manuscripts
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Jeremy Treglown
University of London
Hersey's Wars: John Hersey, 1914–1993
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Eibhear Walshe
University College Cork
Ireland-Haunted: The Fictions of Elizabeth Bowen
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Paul Williams
University of Exeter
The Contexts and Cultural Influence of Primal Therapy
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Joanne Winning
Birkbeck, University of London
The Dorothy Richardson Scholarly Editions Project
Supported by the Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Jonathan Wise
Independent Scholar
The Graham Greene Archives
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

 

Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

As part of its 2014–2015 fellowship program, the Harry Ransom Center, with generous support from the Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation and The University of Texas at Austin Office of Graduate Studies, has awarded 20 fellowships to graduate students for dissertation research using the Center's collections.

Hadji Bakara
University of Chicago
Propagandizing For Humanity: A Literary History of Human Rights, 1919–1989

C.F.S. Creasy
University of California, Berkeley
An Aesthetics of Things Passed Over, 1857–1953

Julie Cyzewski
The Ohio State University
Transnational Modernism and Late-Colonialism: Literature, Broadcasting, and the Cultural Politics of Soft Power

Jurrit Daalder
University of Oxford
Imagined Heartlands: Post-Postmodern Literature and the American Midwest

Andrew Dean
University of Oxford
Foes, Ghosts, and Faces in the Water: The Poetics of Self-Reflective Postwar Fiction

Lauren Du Graf
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Little Magazines and Literary Salons: The Transatlantic Modernism of Charles Henri Ford

Benjamin J. Heal
University of Kent
Transatlantic Crosscurrents in the Works of Paul Bowles and William S. Burroughs

Evelyn Heinz
Birkbeck, University of London
John Rodker and the Institutions of Modernism

Jennifer Henneman
University of Washington
The Trials of Galatea: London's Professional Beauty and Late 19th Century Transatlantic Celebrity Culture

Claire Hurley
University of Kent
Site and Sociability: Reading Women of the Avant-Garde

Daniela Franca Joffe
University of Cape Town
Wallace, DeLillo and Philosophy of Language

Stephanie Jones
Aberystwyth University
Beyond Theory: The Anxiety of Industry in the Work of Christine Brooke-Rose

Diana Leca
University of Cambridge
Ecology and Experimentation in J. M. Coetzee's Early Fiction

James Machin
Birkbeck, University of London
Weird Fiction circa 1850–1939

Brendan McGillicuddy
University of Minnesota
Consumerism, Media, and Addiction in David Foster Wallace

Alice Tweedy McGrath
University of Pennsylvania
"A History Reduc'd into Patches": British Women Writers and Narrative Material in the Long Eighteenth Century

Dan Sinykin
Cornell University
The Shapes of Wrath: Apocalyptic Rhetoric in American Literature

Angela Smith
The University of Texas at Austin
On the Origin of Vestiges: Science, Religion, and the Natural World in Early Victorian Scotland

Joanna Taylor
Keele University
The 'Co-Existent Multitude': Writing Spaces in the Coleridge Family's Poetry, 1818–1898

Katharine Uva
The City University of New York
Dawn of a New Day: New York City Between the Fairs

 

AHRC Fellowship Recipients

The Harry Ransom Center will host eight scholars during 2014–2015 in collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) International Placement Scheme (IPS). This program, funded and administered by the UK-based AHRC, offers early career researchers and AHRC-funded doctoral students from UK universities the opportunity to enhance their research with a fellowship at one of its six participating host institutions.

Eva Nieto McAvoy
Birkbeck College
Writing Beyond the Nation: Spanish Republican Exiles in PEN

Matthew McFrederick
University of Reading
Staging Beckett in London: Constructing Performance Histories of Samuel Beckett's Drama

Laura McKenzie
Durham University
The Tragic Inheritance: An Investigation into the Relationship Between Trauma and Classical Translation in the Work of Robert Graves and Ted Hughes

Hannah Roche
University of Leeds
Same Heart, Different Country: Radclyffe Hall, Evguenia Souline, and Lesbian "Homelessness"

Cathryn Setz
University of Oxford
Modernism and Evolution: Literature and the Eclipse of Darwinism, 1910–1939

Eve Smith
Royal Holloway, University of London;
Victoria and Albert Museum
Private Passions, Public Archive: Theatre Collections at the Harry Ransom Center

Alison Stone
University of Exeter
Contemporary British Poetry and Objectivism

Kiron Ward
University of Sussex
A Study of Encyclopaedism in the Collections of Joyce, Larson, DeLillo, and Wallace at the Harry Ransom Center

 

 

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