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2019–2020 Research Fellowship Recipients

Rachael Alexander
University of Strathclyde
Women, Magazines, and Illustration: The Transatlantic Work of Anne Harriet Fish and Gordon Conway
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Samantha Barbas
University at Buffalo School of Law
Morris Ernst: Civil Liberties Pioneer
Supported by the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies Marie and Edwin Gale Fellowship

Melanie Bell
University of Leeds
Costume and the Modern Woman: British Cinema 1927–37
Supported by the Warren Skaaren Film Research Endowment

Nora Benedict
University of Georgia
Taking a Page from Their Books: Latin American Editors and Global Publishing Trends
Supported by the Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Meredith Conti
University at Buffalo, SUNY
Gunpowder Plots: A Cultural History of Firearms and the U.S. American Theatre
Supported by the Ransom Distinguished Fellowships Endowment

William Davies
University of Reading
Modernist Aftermaths in English Poetry: Donald Davie, Charles Tomlinson, and Geoffrey Hill
Supported by the Ransom Center Distinguished Fellowships Endowment

Caroline Davis
Oxford Brookes University, UK
Networks of African Literary Publishing
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Justin Duerr
Independent Scholar
Biography of Mary Mowbray-Clarke
Supported by the Ransom Distinguished Fellowships Endowment

Angelica Duran
Purdue University
Milton in Hispanoamerica
Supported by the Ransom Center Distinguished Fellowships Endowment

Daniel Grey
University of Plymouth
Witnessing New Laws Made and Fresh Crimes Created: The British Society for the Study of Sex Psychology and Changing Ideas of Sexual Violence 1913–1947
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Stuart Hampton-Reeves
University of Central Lancashire
Peter Hall: The Pressure of Now
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Megan Heffernan
DePaul University
Resilient Books: Archival Science in an Age of Precarity
Supported by the Frederic D. Weinstein Memorial Fellowship

Clare Hutton
Loughborough University
The Textual Culture of the Irish Literary Revival
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Jennifer Janechek
University of Iowa
Telephonic Modernism: Engineering the "Pure Voice" in Modern British Literature
Supported by the Ransom Center Distinguished Fellowships Endowment

Sarah Kastner
York University
Reading in Yvonne Vera's Transnational Archives
Supported by the Ransom Center Distinguished Fellowships Endowment

Abdel-Wahab Khalifa
Cardiff University
On Publishing Arabic Literature in Translation: The Role of Three Continents Press
Supported by the Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship

Sze Wah Sarah Lee
Independent Scholar
F. S. Flint and Early 20th Century Anglo-French Poetic Exchange
Supported by the C. P. Snow Memorial Fund

Gerard McCann
University of York (UK)
The Transcription Centre, African Literature, Art, and Cultures of Decolonization in the Global 1960s
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Tinashe Mushakavanhu
Independent Scholar
Solomon Mutswairo and the Black Intellectual Tradition of Zimbabwe
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Katie Muth
Durham University
Day Jobs: Postwar American Fiction and Work
Supported by the Frederic D. Weinstein Memorial Fellowship

Harry Newman
Royal Holloway, University of London
The Birth of Character, 1553–1642
Supported by the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Corinna Norrick-Ruehl
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Mail-Order Book Culture: Book Sales Clubs in International Perspective
Supported by the Ransom Center Distinguished Fellowships Endowment

Deborah Philips
University of Brighton
Theatres of Utopia: Joan Littlewood
Supported by the British Studies Fellowship

Linda Pillière
Aix Marseille University
Intralingual Translation: Adapting the British Novel for the American Market
Supported by the Frederic D. Weinstein Memorial Fellowship

Marta Piñol-Lloret
University of Barcelona
Edward Carrick: Theory and Practice of Film Design
Supported by the Warren Skaaren Film Research Endowment

David Pullins
The Frick Collection
George Moore's Art Collection
Jointly supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Megan Quigley
Villanova University
T. S. Eliot Among the Novelists
Supported by the Thomas G. Smith Endowed Fund

Eva Novrup Redvall
University of Copenhagen
Writing Mad Men: The Writers' Room Research and Creative Collaborations Behind the Making of Mad Men
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Benjamin Lewis Robinson
University of Vienna
A Serious Affair: J. M. Coetzee and the Question of Fiction
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Karin Roffman
Yale University
Biography of John Ashbery
Supported by the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Samantha Schnee
English PEN
Writers Supporting Writers: Correspondence from the PEN Archives
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Caroline Shaw
Bates College
Beyond Sticks and Stones: The Strange History of Reputation in Modern Britain, c. 1750–2000
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Robert Stagg
University of Oxford
Shakespeare's Versification
Supported by the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Kristina Straub
Carnegie Mellon University
Gendering Public Knowledge: Academic and Commercial Performance, 1660–1760
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Elizabeth Watkins
University of Leeds
Colour, Control, and Consciousness in the Work of Eliot Elisofon: From Photojournalism to Technicolor Design
Supported by the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship

Rebecca Wilkin
Pacific Lutheran University
Assembling Louise Dupin's Work on Women
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

David Winters
University of Cambridge
James Purdy and the Book Business
Supported by the Frederic D. Weinstein Memorial Fellowship

Hermann Wittenberg
University of the Western Cape
Through the Lens: Photography and Film in the Novels of J. M. Coetzee
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Lesley Wolff
Texas Tech University
Hungry Eyes: Picturing Foodways and Indigeneity in Postrevolutionary Mexico City
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Matthew Yde
Independent Scholar
Four Late Plays by Bernard Shaw: The Apple Cart, Too True to Be Good, On the Rocks, and The Millionairess
Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment

Serenella Zanotti
Roma Tre University
James Joyce's Teaching Method Through the Lens of his Trieste Library
Supported by the C. P. Snow Memorial Fund

 

Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

As part of its 2019–2020 fellowship program, the Harry Ransom Center, with generous support from The University of Texas at Austin Office of Graduate Studies, has awarded 10 fellowships to graduate students for dissertation research in the Center's collections.

Caroline Barta
University of Texas at Austin
Julia's Cookbooks: Mastering the Art of Kitchen Literature
Supported by the Ransom Center Distinguished Fellowships Endowment

Jessie Bond
University of the Arts London
Conflict, Photojournalism, and the Photobook: An Analysis of the Design, Distribution, and Publication of David Douglas Duncan's War Photobooks
Supported by the David Douglas Duncan Endowment for Photojournalism

Javier Fernandez Galeano
Brown University
The Queer Republic of Letters in Iberia and Latin America
Supported by The University of Texas at Austin Office of Graduate Studies

Josie Johnson
Brown University
Photography Under Construction: Margaret Bourke-White in 1930s Russia
Supported by the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship

Zachary Mann
University of Southern California
The Punch Card Imagination: Authorship and Early Computing History
Supported by the Frederic D. Weinstein Memorial Fellowship

Christofer Rodelo
Harvard University
Exhibiting Black and Brown: Latinx Performance, Literature, and Aesthetics in the Transnational 19th Century
Supported by The University of Texas at Austin Office of Graduate Studies

Rovel Sequeira
University of Pennsylvania
Fields of Deviance: Discipline and the Translation of Sexual Modernity in Colonial India (1880-1935)
Supported by The University of Texas at Austin Office of Graduate Studies

Jeremy Specland
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Psalm Reading and the Lyric Sequence in Early Modern England
Supported by the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment

Deborah Thurman
Washington University in St. Louis
The Sensitivity Readers: Affective Professionalism and American Literature After 1945
Supported by the Frederic D. Weinstein Memorial Fellowship

Mary Wilson
University of California, Berkeley
Queering the Family: Ecology and Futurity in Lorine Niedecker's "For Paul"
Jointly supported by The University of Texas at Austin Office of Graduate Studies and the Frederic D. Weinstein Memorial Fellowship

 

AHRC Fellowship Recipients

The Ransom Center will host eight 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 at one of its seven participating host institutions.

Patrick Armstrong
University of Cambridge
Exploring the Relations Between Modernism and Optical Technologies in the Archives

Nerida Brand
University of Exeter
Conflicted Voices: Mary E. Coleridge and the Fin-de-Siècle Female Aesthete

Caroline Hamilton
University of Brighton
Dance Costume and Culture: Contextualizing Les Ballets 1933

Joey Hornsby
Kings College London
The French Avant-Garde 1910–1950: Between Political and Libidinal Economy

Gillian Moore
University of Cambridge
"Advice, Assistance and/or Inspiration": Contemporary U.S. Writing and the Art of Counsel

Ronald Suresh Roberts
University of Liverpool
J. M. Coetzee: Against Witness Literature?

Hetty Saunders
University of Edinburgh
Examining the "Mere Birds" of T. H. White's Nature Writing Through His Manuscripts, Reading, Illustrations, and Photographs

Carl White
University of Leeds
David Foster Wallace, Economic Subjectivity, and the Intensification of Neoliberal Capitalism

 

 

The Reading Room Will Be Closed:

Thursday, July 4, 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019
Thurs–Sat, Nov 28–30, 2019
Sat–Sat, Dec 21–Jan 4, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020

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