We are delighted to announce that PhD candidate Brian Sneeden has just been awarded a prestigious PEN/Heim Translation grant for what will be his third book, a translation of Greek poet Phoebe Giannisi’s Rhapsodia. (Brian’s translation of Giannisi’s earlier book, Homerica, was published earlier this year.) A link to the Pen award announcement is below.
Sara Austin has been awarded the Children’s Literature Association’s Hannah Beiter Graduate Student Research Grant for archival research at University of California, Riverside. She will explore the Eaton Collection for her dissertation project, “The Evolution of Monsters in Contemporary American Children’s and Young Adult Culture.”
Amanda Greenwell is the winner of Children’s Literature Association’s Graduate Student Essay Award for Jessie Willcox Smith’s Critique of Teleological Girlhood in ‘The Seven Ages of Childhood.”
Congratulations to Melissa Rohrer who participated in the Folger Shakespeare Library Symposium on “Pasts in Early Modern Britain: Perception and Representation”
Ph.D. student Brian Sneeden’s first book, a collection of poems titled Last City, has been selected for the Carnegie-Mellon Poetry Series, and will be published by Carnegie-Mellon University Press in the fall of 2017. Founded in 1972, the Carnegie-Mellon Poetry Series has published collections by several of the most distinguished figures in contemporary poetry, including Pulitzer Prize winners Franz Wright, Ted Kooser, Rita Dove, and Stephen Dunn.
Congratulations to Asia Rowe who participated in the Folger Shakespeare Library Symposium on “Political Thought in Times of Crisis, 1640-1660”
Ph.D. candidate Miller Oberman’s first book, a collection of poems and translations called The Unstill Ones, has been chosen by Susan Stewart for the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets, and will be published by Princeton University Press in 2017. Starting in 1975, the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets quickly distinguished itself as one of the most important publishing projects of its kind, bringing out landmark books by figures such as Robert Pinsky, Ann Lauterbach, and Jorie Graham.
Joseph Darda (PhD ’15), has received a one-year Mellon Sawyer Seminar Fellowship for 2016/17 at the University of CA, Irvine. Congratulations Joe!
Congratulations to George Moore whose been awarded a 2016/17 Graduate Dissertation Fellowship in the UConn Humanities Institute for his project, “The Return of Dagon: Failed Iconoclasm in Early Modern English Literature.” Dissertation committee: Gregory C. Semenza (Advisor), Clare King’oo and Jeffrey Shoulson.
Congratulations to Patti Taylor (PhD ’13), who has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship at Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, Iowa.
Abbye Meyer (PhD ’14) has taken a position as Program Officer at the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities. Congratulations Abbye!