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2015–2016 Research Fellowship Recipients

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Attributed to Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, [Geisha having her photograph taken], not dated, color woodblock; Alfred Junge, scene conception for The Barretts of Wimpole Street, 1956; Fred Fehl, still featuring Sara Yarborough from a production of Cry, 1974; Clement Smith & Co., Hercat's New and Startling Illusion, 1888; Julia Margaret Cameron, [May Prinsep], 1870, albumen print.

2015-2016 Fellowship Poster (PDF)

Kaveh Askari
Western Washington University
Global Hollywood and the New Iranian Cinema
Supported by the Robert De Niro Fellowship

Derek Attridge
University of York
J. M. Coetzee's Reading in Philosophy
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Scott Balcerzak
Northern Illinois University
Beyond Method/ Beyond Gender: Stella Adler and Acting Male in American Film
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Liza Blake
University of Toronto
Arthur Golding's A Morall Fabletalke and Other Renaissance Moral Fables
Supported by the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Christine Bold
University of Guelph
"Vaudeville Indians" 1880s–1930s
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Joyce Boro
Université de Montréal
Spanish Texts on the Early Modern English Stage: John Fletcher (1579–1625) and his Spanish Sources
Supported by the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Claire Bowditch
Loughborough University
The Cambridge Edition of the Writings of Aphra Behn
Jointly supported by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Harry Ransom Center

Luciano Cheles
Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3
Tom Lea and the Italian Renaissance
Supported by the Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Rachel Hope Cleves
University of Victoria
The Not So Innocents Abroad: A Queer History of Sex, Food, and Travel, 1840–1970
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Michael D'Alessandro
Harvard University
Staged Readings: Sensationalism and Class in Popular Literature and Theatre, 1835–1900
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Deirdre David
Temple University
Pamela Hansford Johnson: A Writing Life
Jointly supported by the British Studies Fellowship and the C. P. Snow Memorial Fund

Tom Duggett
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
A scholarly edition of Robert Southey's Sir Thomas More (1829)
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Angelica Duran
Purdue University
Milton in Translation
Supported by the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Allison Dushane
Independent Scholar
A Critical Edition of The Botanic Garden by Erasmus Darwin
Supported by the Lundell Endowment for the Lundell Library

Angharad Eyre
Independent Scholar
Converting Jane Eyre: Ellen Nussey and Charlotte Brontë's Evangelical Conversion Relationship
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Jason S. Farr
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi
Pedagogical Gestures: The Emergence of Deaf Education in English Literature and Natural Philosophy, 1640–1810
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Ellen Filor
Independent Scholar
Complicit Colonials: Lowland Scots and the Indian Empire, c. 1780–1857
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

David Gants
Florida State University
An Introduction to Descriptive Bibliography
Supported by the Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Adam Ganz
Royal Holloway University of London
Screenplay Text: Notation and Visual Poetry
Supported by the Robert De Niro Fellowship

R. Darren Gobert
York University
Tennessee Williams's Drafts and Manuscripts: Purging and Psychoanalysis, 1957–58
Supported by the C. P. Snow Memorial Fund

Vanessa Guignery
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Julian Barnes from the Margins
Supported by the Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Esmaeil Haddadian-Moghaddam
KU Leuven
Books, Crude Oil, or Caviar? Iran and the Cultural Cold War
Supported by the Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Helen Hanson
University of Exeter
Hollywood Soundscapes: Film Sound Style, Craft and Production 1931–1950
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Elaine Hobby
Loughborough University
The Cambridge Edition of the Writings of Aphra Behn
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Kevin James
University of Guelph
Commonplace Books and the Generic History of Manuscript Albums
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Raymond Jonas
University of Washington
King Leopold's Sister: A Global History of the Mexican Second Empire
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Sue Kossew
Monash University
J. M. Coetzee's Women
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Nicholas Lambert
Independent Scholar
Gallipoli, Grain and Globalization: The Strategic Origins of the 1915 Dardanelles Campaign
Supported by the Woodward and Bernstein Endowment

Harm Langenkamp
Utrecht University
Nicolas Nabokov's Music Festivals
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Micha Lazarus
University of Cambridge
The Byzantine Poetics of Aldus Manutius
Supported by the Limited Editions Club Endowment

Melanie Micir
Washington University in St. Louis
Biography Between Women: Queer Feminist Lives at Midcentury
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Jason Mosser
Georgia Gwinnett College
Norman Mailer's The White Negro: An Annotated Edition
Supported by the Norman Mailer Endowed Fund

Niall Munro
Oxford Brookes University
'Our Only "Felt" History': American Modernism and the Civil War
Supported by the Fred W. Todd Southern Literature Endowment Fund

Patricia Murray
University of London
Wilson Harris in the World
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Charlotte Nunes
Southwestern University
Bloomsbury Conversations That Didn't Happen: Indian Writing Between British Modernism and Anti-Colonialism
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Christopher Ohge
University of California at Berkeley
Paul Bowles and Epistolary Collaboration
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Kevin Pask
Concordia University
Making the English Literary Public: 1590–1714
Jointly supported by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Harry Ransom Center

Anne Quinney
The University of Mississippi
Fashioning the French Camus
Jointly supported by the South Central Modern Language Association and the Harry Ransom Center

Gustavo A. Rodríguez Martín
Universidad de Extremadura
Bilingual Critical Edition of Saint Joan
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Mark Rosen
The University of Texas at Dallas
The Bird's-Eye View and the Viewer, 1400–1700
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

J. Alison Rosenblitt
University of Oxford
E. E. Cummings in the Great War
Supported by the Frederic D. Weinstein Memorial Fellowship

Daniel Rosenthal
Independent Scholar
The National Theatre Letters
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Zoe Roth
Durham University
The Jewish Avant-Garde: Transnational Modernisms, 1916–1945
Supported by the Edwin Gale Fellowship

Deborah Sorensen
National Building Museum
On Location: Film and the American Landscape
Supported by the Warren Skaaren Film Research Endowment

Catherine Surowiec
Independent Scholar
British Film Art Direction and Costume Design
Supported by the Warren Skaaren Film Research Endowment

Quito Swan
Howard University
Pauulu's Diaspora: Power, Crossroads, and Environmental Justice
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Andrew van der Vlies
Queen Mary University of London
Literary Returns: Race, Place, and the Dream of Return in South African Writing
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

W. Patrick Wade
National University of Singapore
War, Masculinity, and Intimacy in the Photojournalism of David Douglas Duncan
Supported by the David Douglas Duncan Endowment for Photojournalism

Jan Wilm
Goethe University Frankfurt
There is Nothing Funny about the Jokes: The Comedy of J. M. Coetzee's Memoirs
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Miguel Zugasti
University de Navarra
Spanish Comedias Sueltas of Agustín Moreto
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

 

Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

As part of its 2015–2016 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 in the Center's collections.

Kate Addleman-Frankel
University of Toronto
Photography and the Nineteenth-Century Illustrated Book

Alicia Broggi
University of Oxford
The Varieties of Religious Experience in J.M. Coetzee's Middle and Late Novels

Elaine Chou
Université de Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle
Figures of Passing: Intermedial Translations, Transpositions and Transgressions in Modernist Women's Writing

Christine Fouirnaies
University of Oxford
Pictorial Lives within Written Lives: Illustrations in Life-Writing

Jonathan Franklin
New York University
The Double Spirit: Teaching and Learning in 19th Century Britain

Erin Glade
University of Chicago
"We Are Not Enemies of Culture": Literature, Modernization and the Expansion of American Soft Power in Nasser's Egypt, 1952–1967

Hannah Graves
University of Warwick
Keepers of our Consciences: The Liberal Hero of Hollywood's Vital Centre, 1945–1967

Lauren Hanson
The University of Texas at Austin
Creating a Scene: Art and Experimentation in Düsseldorf circa 1958

Tayt Harlin
City University of New York Graduate Center
Art Prose: The Novels of Renata Adler, Joan Didion, and Elizabeth Hardwick

Jamie Harris
Aberystwyth University
Placing Welsh Writing in English in Post-Devolution Britain

Erika Huckestein
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Confronting the Fascist Menace: The Politics of British Women's Activism at Home and Abroad, 1922–1945

Spencer Kuchle
University of Massachusetts
Is It a Man/ Is It a Woman?: Gender Constructions in Blackface Minstrelsy

Ashley Lazevnick
Princeton University
"Feeling and Precision": Precisionism in the Long 1920s

Sylvia McLeod
University of Western Australia
In the Ethical Frame: A Study of the Purpose and Evolving Women's Voices in the Works of Ian McEwan

Peter Murray
Fordham University
Precarious Children: Transnational Literature, Feminist Aesthetics, and the Politics of the Child in late 1930s Women's Writing

Sean O'Neil
Columbia University
Technicians of the Sign: The Practice of Semiotics in Early Modern Europe, 1550–1750

Ashley Rye-Kopec
University of Delaware
No One a Stranger: Anglo-American Representations of Venetian Labor, c. 1866–1900

Lucy Smith
University of Portsmouth
Julia Margaret Cameron and the Archives of Fantasy: Traces of Victorian Imagination in Post-Victorian Fiction

Emily Curtis Walters
Northwestern University
"Daddy, What Did You Do in the Great War?": Warfare, Knowledge, and Generations in Britain, 1918–1945

Mengting Yu
Nanyang Technological University
"A Talented and Decorative Group": The Slade Women and London's Avant-Garde 1910–1914

 

AHRC Fellowship Recipients

During 2015–2016 the Harry Ransom Center will host six scholars 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 as one of its seven participating host institutions.

Alison Clarke
University of Liverpool
Art Dealing, Authenticity and Attribution

Marc Farrant
Goldsmiths College
Literary Life: A study of Coetzee's relation to Beckett

Natalie Ferris
University of Oxford
Ludic Passage: Abstraction in Post War British Literature

Evelyn Heinz
Birkbeck College
A study of the John Rodker Papers

Nell Stevens
King's College London
William Wetmore Story and His Friends: Writing sculpture and sculpting writing in mid nineteenth-century Rome

Rachel Wallace
Queen's University of Belfast
'Gay is Good': Gay Rights and Social Justice in Belfast and Boston post-1945

 

 

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