Tara Coleman will use her Mellon summer research stipend to study Chinese language at East China Normal University in Shanghai and will research Chinese film in Shanghai and Bejing.
Ben De Witte will use his Pre-dissertation travel grant study Lunfardo and to visit archives in Buenos Aires in relation to a chapter of his dissertation on Los invertidos (“The Inverts” 1914), by Argentinean playwright José González Castillo (1885-1937), which is probably the first in its kind to appropriate “sexual inversion” as a theme for modern drama.
Caroline Godart will use her University and Bevier Fellowship to complete her dissertation on the philosophy of Irigaray in relation to sexual violence in films by Jane Campion.
Maria Kager was awarded the International James Joyce Foundation Fritz Senn Award to attend the XXIIIrd International James Joyce Symposium at Trininty University, Dublin, June 2012. While in Dublin, she will take part in a radio panel on Joyce for KTE's Radio One "Arts Tonight" Programme.
Alessio Lerro was awarded a Bevier Fellowship for his dissertation "From baroque Chiaroscuro to Romantic Sublime: Images, Writing and Subjectivity in Tesauro, Vico, and Novalis"; a comparative studies on the interplay of words and images in the definition pom the modern poetic subjectivity i Baroque and Romantic aesthetics
Matthew Mangold is the recipient of a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Advanced Russian at the KORA Center in Vladimir, Russia. CLS is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly and peaceful relations.
Enmanuel Martínez’s Ford Foundation Fellowship, predoctoral category, is an award sponsored by Ford Foundation and the National Research Council of the National Academies. It is awarded to students who show promise of future achievement as a scholar, researcher and teacher in an institution of higher learning will give him three years of external funding to complete his graduate education.
Jennifer Raterman will use her Mellon dissertation fellowship to complete her dissertation translation as a mode of producing new modes of affiliation in the novels of Germaine de Staël, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf.
Carolyn Ureña's prize-winning essay is entitled "Kafkaesque Reawakenings: Interrupted Sleep and the Speaking Body in “The Burrow,” “A Country Doctor,” and The Metamorphosis."