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2016–2017 Research Fellowship Recipients

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Norman O. Dawn, special effects card for Call of the Yukon, 1926; J. W. F. Herschel, Halley's Comet, 1836–7; Page from commonplace book owned by Edith May Southey Warter, undated; Frank Reaugh, Windy Day, painting: oil on canvas, 1900; Anna Atkins, Peacock Feathers, cyanotype, 1845.

2016-2017 Fellowship Poster (PDF)

Stephen Abbott
Middlebury College
Mathematics as Art in Contemporary Theater
Supported by the C. P. Snow Memorial Fund

Rodolfo Alaniz
University of California, Berkeley
Darwin Across Disciplines: The Darwinian Methodology of Late Nineteenth-Century Sexology
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Kimberly E. Armstrong
Metropolitan Community College
"The Plague is Just as Great Today:" Selling the Subscription Book in Postebellum America
Supported by the Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Lauren Arrington
University of Liverpool
Rapallo: Yeats, Pound, and Late Modernism
Supported by the Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Kanika Batra
Texas Tech University
Postcolonial Counterpublics: Worlding Genders and Sexualities in Print
Supported by the Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Claire Battershill
Simon Fraser University
John Lehmann and Modernist Publishing Networks
Supported by the Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Kim Beil
Stanford University
How To: Photography Handbooks and Vernacular Style
Supported by the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship

Jordan Biro Walters
The College of Wooster
The State Different: A Queer History of Twentieth-Century New Mexico
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Andrew Biswell
Manchester Metropolitan University
The Irwell Edition of the Works of Anthony Burgess
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Monica Bravo
Brown University
Picturing Greater America: U.S. Modernist Photography and the Mexican Cultural Renaissance, 1920–1945
Supported by the Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Philippa Burt
Goldsmiths, University of London
Edward Gordon Craig and Harley Granville Barker: Early Experiments in Ensemble Practice
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Nadia V. Celis
Bowdoin College
On Intimate Realism: Gender, Love, and Power in Gabriel García Márquez
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Katherine Cooper
Newcastle University
Writing the Refugee: British Writers and the Displaced, 1920–1950
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Victoria Duckett
Deakin University
A Female Peerage: Contextualising the Nineteenth-Century Stage Actress in the Twentieth Century
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Laura Eastlake
University of Glasgow
Wilkie Collins and Antiquity
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Julia Elsky
Loyola University Chicago
Strangers in a Strange Land: Jewish Émigré Writers in Occupied France
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Nicholas Frankel
Virginia Commonwealth University
Oscar Wilde in Exile: A Critical Biography
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Michelle Granshaw
University of Pittsburgh
Laboring to Laugh: Ethnic Humor, Variety Theatre, and the Working Class in Nineteenth-Century New York
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Ronnie Grinberg
University of Oklahoma
My Weapon is My Pen: The New York Intellectuals and Gender, 1930–1980
Supported by the Edwin Gale Fellowship

Ellen Handy
The City College of New York
Histories of Photography: An Introduction
Supported by the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship

Ian Haywood
University of Roehampton
Reforming Caricature 1820–1840
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Nicola Healey
Independent Scholar
A Critical Edition of the Complete Poems of Hartley Coleridge
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Marius Hentea
University of Gothenburg
Authorship on Trial: Treason at the Dawn of the Cold War, 1944–1949
Supported by the Woodward and Bernstein Endowment

Cajetan Iheka
The University of Alabama
Beyond Human Agency: African Literature, Ecological Violence, and Postcolonial Resistance
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Jennifer Ingleheart
Durham University
Hidden Homosexual Histories: Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff and Philip Gillespie Bainbrigge
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Charles Johanningsmeier
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Exporting America via Leipzig and Paris: How Tauchnitz Editions Affected International Readers' Views of American Literature and Culture, 1841–1943
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Serena Keshavjee
University of Winnipeg
Producing, Collecting, and Trading Photographs of Ghosts
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Andrew King
University of Greenwich
Ouida: a Life at the Margins
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Grzegorz Kosc
University of Warsaw
A New Edition of Robert Lowell's Prose
Supported by the Frederic D. Weinstein Memorial Fellowship

Kate Krueger
Arkansas State University
Queer Temporalities in the Short Story: Radclyffe Hall and Elizabeth Bowen
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Joseph Kuhn
Adam Mickiewicz University
The Politics of Bare Life: The European Imagination of James Agee
Supported by the Fred W. Todd Southern Literature Endowment Fund

Kendra Preston Leonard
Silent Film Sound and Music Archive
Performances at the Pictures: Music in Motion from Vaudeville to Early Silent Cinema
Supported by the Robert De Niro Fellowship

Astrid Ley
Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum
Inmate Physicians in Concentration Camps
Supported by the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Victoria Livingstone
Furman University
Agents of Exchange: Alfred A. Knopf, Harriet de Onís, and the Translation of Latin American Literature
Supported by the Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Tom Lockwood
The University of Birmingham
Charles Lamb's Copies: Specimens, Extracts, and Albums
Supported by the Limited Editions Club Endowment

David Magliocco
Vanderbilt University
Being Catholic: the Earl of Castlemaine and the Politics of Publicity
Supported by the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Xavier Marcó del Pont
Independent Scholar
"The Artist Naked in a Cage": Sources for DeLillo's Fictional Treatment of the Visual Arts
Supported by the Norman Mailer Endowed Fund

Bríd McGrath
Trinity College Dublin
Operations of the Irish House of Commons, 1613–1648
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Marc-William Palen
University of Exeter
Pax Economica: The Global Struggle for Free Trade and Peace, 1898–1972
Supported by the British Studies Fellowship

Louie Palu
Photojournalist
The Innovative Eye: David Douglas Duncan, War Photographer
Supported by the David Douglas Duncan Endowment for Photojournalism

Connal Parr
Fordham University 
The Strange Radicalism of Thomas Carnduff and St. John Ervine
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Deborah Philips
University of Brighton
Sandy Wilson and London Theatre in the 1950s
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Rebecca Pohl
University of Manchester
Selling Difficulty: The Case of Christine Brooke-Rose
Supported by the Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Leslie A. Przybylek
Senator John Heinz History Center
Facets of Film: Exploring the Legacy of Western Pennsylvania at the Movies
Supported by the Robert De Niro Fellowship

Anindya Raychaudhuri
University of St. Andrews
Christopher Caudwell: A Critical Biography
Supported by the Ben Bradlee Fellowship in Journalism

Nicole Reinhardt
University of Durham
Camillo Baldi and the Twilight of Aristotelianism in Seventeenth-Century Bologna
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Jennifer Richards
Newcastle University
The Thomas Nashe Project
Supported by the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Rebecca Roach
King's College London
Programming Literature: J. M. Coetzee's Other Career
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Alvaro Santana-Acuña
Whitman College
How One Hundred Years of Solitude Became a Global Classic
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Henry I. Schvey
Washington University in St. Louis
Something Wild!: An Intermedial Exploration of the Plays of Tennessee Williams
Supported by the Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Jan Schwarz
Lund University
Making World Literature: Isaac Bashevis Singer: Jewish Storyteller and Iconoclast
Jointly supported by the Edwin Gale Fellowship and the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Carol Sklenicka
Independent Scholar
Much Love: The Life and Fiction of Alice Adams
Supported by the Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Justin Spring
Independent Scholar
American Gourmands in Paris: Seven Pioneering American Food Writers in the City of Light, 1945–1975
Supported by the Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

Vaughn Stewart
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Obliterating the "Pope" in Post-Reformation England
Supported by the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Klara Stephanie Szlezák
Passau University
Immigrant Life, Photography, and Print Culture in the Early Twentieth-Century United States
Supported by the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship

Andrew R. Walkling
Binghamton University
Instruments of Absolutism: Restoration Court Culture and the Epideictic Mode
Supported by the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Alexis Weedon
University of Bedfordshire
Cross-media cooperation from 1900 to 1939
Supported by the Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund

 

Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

As part of its 2016–2017 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.

Aoife Byrne
University of Cambridge
Literary configurations of domestic space in the works of Irish and British women authors, 1929–1955

William Davies
University of Reading
Beckett and the Second World War: Historicising Samuel Beckett's Posthumanism

Nicole Keller Day
Northeastern University
Making Her Case: Gendered Evidence and Women's Astronomical Writing of the Long Eighteenth Century

Christopher P. Gillett
Brown University
Catholicism and the Making of Revolutionary Ideologies in the British Atlantic, 1630–1673

Claire Howard
The University of Texas at Austin
Surrealism and Post-World War II Culture, 1950–1969

Joanna Jury
Georgia State University
Cicero's de Oratore and Italian Rhetorical Education in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

Fatine Bahar Karlidag
University of Washington
Workers' Theatre Movement Conventions as Shaping Conditions in the Success of Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop

Mai Kataoka
SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies)
Evolving Art of Translation: Edward G. Seidensticker's English Translation in Alfred A. Knopf's Translation Program for Japanese Literature

Andrew S. Keener
Northwestern University
Theaters of Translation: Cosmopolitan Vernaculars in Shakespeare's England

Courtney R. Lawton
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nella Larsen: Recovery and Rediscovery

Enora Lessinger
Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle
The Translation of Silence in Kazuo Ishiguro's Novels

Steven Macnamara
University of Nottingham
Radclyffe Hall and the Masculine Ideal
 
Kerry Manzo
Texas Tech University
Authenticity and African Literature

Rachel Miller
University of Michigan
Capital Entertainment: Creative Labor and the Modern Stage, 1860–1930

Todd Nordgren
Northwestern University
Taking Form: Writing Queer Lives in the Early Twentieth Century

Niko Pomakis
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Trauma, Testimony, and Dissociation in the Life and Works of Sebastian Barry

Philippa Read
University of Leeds
Female Heroism in France from the Belle-Epoque to the First World War: Representations and Lived Experiences

Philip Sayers
University of Toronto
The Trouble with Authorship: Writing After the Death of the Author

Looi van Kessel
Leiden University
Melodramas of Sexual Identity: James Purdy in the Context of American Culture

Muriel Willi
University of Lausanne
The 1952 World Exhibition of Photography in Lucerne in its Local and International Context

 

AHRC Fellowship Recipients

During 2016–2017 the Harry Ransom Center will host five 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.

Geraldine Biddle-Perry
University of the Arts London
Hair Matters

Emily Heathcote
University of Nottingham
Editing Postmodern Texts: A Study of the Textual Variants of John Fowles's The Magus and Julian Barnes's Flaubert's Parrot

Laura Murphy
University of Sheffield
Deconstructing the Spectacle: Aerial Performance as Critical Practice

Francesca Roe
University of Bristol
Gender and the Artificial Actor in German and Austrian Drama and Theatre

Joe Rollins
University of York
Don DeLillo and the Autonomy of the Artist in the Neoliberal Age

 

 

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