Beinecke Library Awards Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2014-2015

May 6, 2014

The Beinecke Library Announces 25 Fellowships for Visiting Postdoctoral Scholars

New Haven, Conn. – The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is pleased to announce the 25 recipients of its visiting postdoctoral scholar fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Each year, postdoctoral researchers from across the country and around the world apply for the visiting scholar fellowships, which support postdoctoral or equivalent research in the library’s collections. The month-long fellowships provide scholars who live outside the New Haven area access to the library. They pay for travel to and from New Haven and a living allowance of $4,000.

“We offer our congratulations to this class of fellows, which was selected from a highly competitive pool of candidates,” says Kevin Repp, the Beinecke Library’s curator modern European book and manuscripts, and the director of the fellowship program.  “The remarkable variety of their research topics reflects the richness and scope of the Beinecke’s collections. We are excited to help support their work and welcome them to New Haven.”

Recipients must take their fellowships between September 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015.  The library will suspend the visiting scholar fellowship program during the 2015-2016 academic year when the library’s building will be closed for renovation. The program will resume for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The 2014-2015 fellows are listed below along with their affiliated school or institution and the topic of their research project:

Edith and Richard French Fellowship

Rochelle Johnson
The College of Idaho
The Daughter’s Labors: Susan Fenimore Cooper’s Legacy for America

Jeffrey Jackson
Rhodes College
The Soldiers With No Names: Two Women Who Fought the Nazis for Life, Love, and Art

Logan Esdale
Chapman University
The Life and Career of Gertrude Stein in Letters

Giada Viviani
Fondazione Giorgio Cini (Venice)
Late Seventeenth-Century Venetian Opera: French and Arcadian Connections

Donald C. Gallup Fellowship in American Literature

Jeremy Treglown
Hersey’s Wars: John Hersey, 1914-1993

W. Scott Howard
University of Denver
Archive and Artifact: Susan Howe’s Poetics

Yiman Wang
University of California Santa Cruz
Orientally Yours: Anna May Wong, Cosmopolitan Renegade in a Segregationist Era

Jeffrey Knight
University of Washington
The Critic and the Curator: Cleanth Brooks, Maynard Mack, and the Osborn Collection at Yale

Beinecke Library Visiting Fellowship

Luca Falciola
Catholic University, Milan, Italy
The Movement of 1977 in Italy between Creativity and Violence: A Research on Documentary Sources

 A. Bartlett Giamatti Fellowship

Matthieu Scherman
École française de Rome
Tuscans’ Networks and the European Economy in the Fifteenth Century

Francesca Tancini
Federico Zeri Foundation, University of Bologna
Tossed Off at Odd Moments: Walter Crane, Drawings and Black-books in Uncat MS Vault Crane

H.D. Fellowship in English or American Literature

Rebecca Bowler
Keele University
Dorothy Richardson Editions Project

Archibald Hanna Fellowship

Lori Flores
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Golden Brown City: Latinos and the Making of San Francisco

John D. and Rose H. Jackson Fellowship

Marianne Amar
Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris
A Lost Generation? Migratory Experiences, Social Trajectories, and Professional Transfers of “Elite” Refugees after 1945

H.P. Kraus Fellowship in Early Book & Manuscripts

James Freeman
British Library
The Past and Presentation in Ranulph Higden’s ‘Polychronicon’: The Dissemination and Readership of a Historical Work of Reference, c. 1330 - c. 1500.

Gaelle Coqueugniot
University of Exeter
Archival Practices in Graeco-Roman Dura-Europos (Syria): Diplomatics in the Durene Parchments and Papyri from the Beinecke Library

Czeslaw Milosz Fellowship

Magdalena Heydel
Jagiellonian University, Krakow
Czesłąw Miłosz as a Cultural Mediator for Post-war Polish Poetry

Mateusz Antoniuk
Jagiellonian University, commission contract
Czesłąw Milosz’s Creative Writing Process

James M. Osborn Fellowship in English Literature & History

Kristen Block
Florida Atlantic University
Health, Disease, and the Enslaved Body in Thomas Thistlewood’s Private Papers

Kerry Sinanan
University of the West of England
Slave Masters and the Language of Self: Thomas Thistlewood in Jamaica

Reese Fellowship in American Bibliography and the History of the Book in the Americas

Cristina Stanciu
Virginia Commonwealth University
The Makings and Unmakings of Americans: Indians and Immigrants in American Literature and Culture, 1880-1924.

Betsy Beinecke Shirley Fellowship in American Children’s Literature

Jo Conrad
California State University, East Bay
The Role of Emigre Artists/Illustrators in the American Popular Imagination

Ruth Stephan Fellowship

Linda Leavell
The Spirit of 291: A Group Biography of the Stieglitz Circle

Marjorie G. Wynne Fellowship in British Literature

Allan Johnson
City University of Hong Kong
Harold Acton in China, 1933-1939