Beinecke Library Awards Visiting Research Fellowships for 2016-2017

August 17, 2016

By Allison Van Rhee

The Beinecke Library is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellows. 

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

This year’s fellows will join us at the library between October 2016 and May 2017 after a year of renovations.


Click here for more information on the fellowship program.

The information below includes the fellow’s name, institution, and project title.

2016-2017 Research Fellows

Frederic Acquaviva, Independent Scholar
Beinecke Library Visiting Fellowship
Lettrist Corpus

Susan Barbour, Oxford University
Edith and Richard French Fellowship
Elegaic [sic] Materialism: The Poetry and Art of Susan Howe

Kate Bredeson, Reed College
Edith and Richard French Fellowship
A Lifetime of Resistance: the Diaries of Judith Malina 1947-2015

Patrizio Ceccagnoli, University of Kansas
Jackson Brothers Fellowship
FTM Redux: Study on Marinetti’s Late Style.

Kathleen Comerford, Georgia Southern University
Jackson Brothers Fellowship
European Jesuits and their Libraries, 1540s-1770s

Jason Dyck, University of Toronto
Archibald Hanna, Jr. Fellowship in American History
The Sacred Historian’s Craft: Francisco de Florencia and Creole Identity in Seventeenth-Century New Spain

Racher Farebrother, Swansea University
Donald C. Gallup Fellowship in American Literature
Education and Mis-education in the Harlem Renaissance

Melania Gazzotti, Independent scholar
Beinecke Library Visiting Fellowship
Forbidden to forbid. 1968–1977: Counter-culture, Arts, and Politics in Italy

Holly James-Maddocks, St Louis University
Frederick A. and Marion S. Pottle Fellowship
Collaborative Manuscript Production: Illuminators and their Scribes in Fifteenth-Century London

Jennifer Jenkins, Pacific Lutheran University
Hermann Broch Fellowship in Modern German Literature
Images and Tropes of the Visual in the Works of Hermann Broch

Agnes Zsofia Kovacs, University of Szeged
Edith and Richard French Fellowship
Travel Writing by Edith Wharton

Harm Langenkamp, Utrecht University
Jackson Brothers Fellowship
Cosmopolitan Counterpoint: Overt and Covert Musical Warfare and Diplomacy in the Early Cold War, 1945-1961

Carla Manfredi, Independent Scholar
Frederick A. and Marion S. Pottle Fellowship
Photography and Colonialism in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Pacific

Irene Mariani, The University of Edinburgh
H.P. Kraus Fellowship in Early Books and Manuscripts
The Vespucci family in context: Art patrons in late fifteenth-century Florence

Susan McCabe, University of Southern California
H.D. Fellowship in English or American Literature
H.D. & Bryher: A Modernist Love Story

Noelle Morrissette, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
H.D. Fellowship in English or American Literature
Anne Spencer Correspondence

Jonathan Mullins, Dartmouth College
Beinecke Library Visiting Fellowship
Ephemeral Media, Everyday Dissent: the Radical Left in 1970s Italy

Elaine Murphy, University of Plymouth
Edith and Richard French Fellowship
Women and the Stuart Navy

Karyl Newman, Independent Scholar
Archibald Hanna, Jr. Fellowship in American History
A New View of Llano - Resurrecting California’s Communitarian Spirit

Ciara O’Dowd, National University of Ireland, Galway
H.D. Fellowship in English or American Literature
The On and Off Stage Roles of Actresses in the Irish National Theatre in the 1930s

Yasmine Shamma, University of Oxford
H.D. Fellowship in English or American Literature
Poetry of Inner Space: The New York Schools

Michael Shaw, University of Glasgow
H.D. Fellowship in English or American Literature
The Fin-de-Siècle Scots Renascence: The Roles of Decadence in the Development of Scottish Cultural Nationalism, c.1880-1914

Theresa Warburton, Western Washington University
Walter McClintock Fellowship
The Politics of Make Believe: Women Writers of Color and Contemporary Radical Social Movement

Matthew Wyman-McCarthy, Columbia University
James M. Osborn Fellowship in Literature and History
Negotiating Imperial Identities: Slave Owners in Britain, 1763-1833