Welcome Beinecke Fellows

December 10, 2007

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

The Yale Collection of American Literature welcomes the following research fellows for the month of December, 2007:

H.D. Visiting Fellow in American Literature

Sarah Barnsley is the Course Director for English Degree and Diploma Programmes (by distance-learning) at the University of London, where she also teaches American Literature (at Goldsmiths College).  She received her MA and PhD from the University of London, and a BA from the University of East Anglia.  She is currently completing a book manuscript, The Poetry of Mary Barnard, drawing extensively on unpublished materials only recently made available.  She will be using her H.D. Fellowship to initiate research for a more exhaustive work, Mary Barnard:  A Critical Biography, which will appraise and contextualise the entire scope of Barnard?s work (poetry, prose, translation, short fiction, essays, and travel writing) in order to prompt re-assessment of her place in the American literary canon and her influence on those in her circle (including William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, and Marianne Moore).  Sarah has written articles on Mary Barnard’s metrics, her use of region, and her relationship to H.D. and Imagism.  She has also published poems in a range of UK poetry journals and was shortlisted for an Eric Gregory Award for Poetry in 2004 by the Royal Society of Authors.

Gallup Visiting Fellow in American Literature

Eric White’s research focuses on American modernist journals, and the central figures in his research are William Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound. He completed his PhD in American Literature at Clare College, University of Cambridge in 2005 and currently teaches English and American Literature at the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University. He has published an article on Williams’s journal Contact, and recently contributed a chapter on Kora in Hell to The Legacy of William Carlos Williams: Points of Contact (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007). At present, Eric is working on an edition of Williams’s early prose and completing a monograph based on his doctoral thesis, provisionally titled Locating the Avant-Garde: Place, Poetics, and Print Culture in Modernist Journals.