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3/23/15
Dave Alff, assistant professor of English, has been awarded a Summer NEH Fellowship for 2015, for his project entitled "The Wreckage of Intentions: Projects in British Culture, 1660-1730.” Dave will use the fellowships to undertake archival research for his current book project.
3/19/15
Walt Hakala has been awarded the Edward C. Dimock Prize in the Indian Humanities for his manuscript (currently under review), “Negotiating Terms: Urdu Dictionaries and the Definition of Modern South Asia.” The Dimock prize is awarded annually by the American Institute of Indian Studies.
3/9/15
Damien Keane, associate professor of English, was awarded the Robert Rhodes Prize for Books on Literature from the American Conference for Irish Studies for his recent book Ireland and the Problem of Information Irish Writing, Radio, Late Modernist Communication, published by Penn State University Press in 2014.
3/3/15
Judith Goldman, Carine Mardorossian, and Hershini Young have been awarded Humanities Institute Fellowships for 2015-16. In addition, Goldman has been named OVPRED/HI Fellows because their projects especially well represent the interdisciplinary mission of both HI and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.  

• Judith Goldman, Assistant Professor, English
“______ Mt. [blank mount]”
 
• Carine Mardorossian, Professor, English
“Creolized Ecologies in Caribbean Literature”
 
• Hershini Young, Associate Professor, English
“The Vulnerability of Horizontality”

2/17/15
Bruce Jackson’s 1972 book Wake Up Dead Man, on the expressive culture of Ramsey State Farm, was recently featured in the Oxford American as well as The New Yorker’s section on “Weekend Reading,” for his field work on African American prison work songs.