Research Fellowships

Summer Fellowships

  • The NeMLA Summer Fellowship Program is designed to support the research of NeMLA members, especially untenured junior faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars. This does not preclude senior faculty from applying.
  • Fellowships up to $1,200 are intended to defray the cost of traveling incurred by researchers in pursuing their work-in-progress over the summer.
  • This program does not provide funding for conference travel, equipment, food, or general office expenses.

Application Process

  • All applicants must be NeMLA members at the time of application
  • The application materials must be sent electronically to fellowship@nemla.org as MS Word attachments by Feb 6. Please include:

1. “NeMLA Summer Fellowship” in the subject line.
2. A two-page (single-spaced) application that describes the summer project and includes a timeline
3. An itemized budget
4. Two letters from colleagues in the field on university letterhead, supporting the proposed project.
5. C.V.

  • Applicants must not have received a NeMLA Summer Fellowship within the past three years.
  • Upon receipt of the Fellow's digital poster and receipts, payment will be made by mail or at the Membership Brunch held at the upcoming Annual Convention.
  • Acknowledgement of the NeMLA Summer Fellowship grant must be included in any publication resulting from the sponsored research.
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NeMLA-University at Buffalo Special Collections Fellowship


The University at Buffalo Library and the Northeast Modern Language Association support a joint short-term visiting fellowship for research at the University at Buffalo Poetry Collection, or the University at Buffalo Rare and Special Books Collection. 

  • Founded in 1937 by Charles Abbott, the Poetry Collection now holds one of the world’s largest collections of poetry first editions and other titles, little literary magazines, broadsides and anthologies, and more than 150 archives and manuscript collections from a wide range of poets, presses, magazines, and organizations. The Poetry Collection holds the archives of the Jargon Society as well as large manuscript collections by authors like James Joyce, William Carlos Williams, Dylan Thomas, Wyndham Lewis, Robert Duncan, Theodore Enslin, Helen Adam, Robert Kelley, and many more.  
  • Founded on the Collection of Thomas B. Lockwood, the Rare and Special Books Collection features literary first editions and finely printed books from 1600 to the present. 

Detailed descriptions of the holdings in the Poetry Collection and the Rare and Special Book Collection can be found here.

Stipend: $1,400
Length of Term: One month
Deadline: April 15

Application Process

Please submit in a single PDF file:

  • Cover letter
  • Brief two- to three-page, single-spaced research proposal that identifies collections and materials to be used and includes length and approximate timing of proposed visit
  • Current two- to three-page CV that indicates in detail previous and upcoming research support (grants, fellowships, leaves, etc.)
  • Budget for use of Fellowship funds
  • Letter of support from department chair (this can be sent separately)
  • Email submissions to ublibraryfellow@nemla.org.

Criteria

  • Degree candidates are not eligible.
  • NeMLA membership is required of applicants.
  • NeMLA Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant’s scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the UB Library’s collections.

Past Winners

University at Buffalo's Special Collections Fellowship

  • 2019: Taraneh Matloob Haghanikar, University of Northern Iowa
  • 2018: Elisabeth Joyce, Edinboro University

Summer Research Fellowships

2020

  • Alexandra Brown, University of Pennsylvania, “Bit by Byte: The Speculative Fiction Writers’ Collective of Argentina & Chile”
  • Daniel Davies, University of Pennsylvania, “Theorizing Literary Empire in Les Voeux du Paon (1312) and The Parlement of the Thre Ages (c.1350-90)”
  • Lorena Garcia Barroso, Columbia University, “Language as a Weapon in Franco’s Nation-building Project”
  • Syrrina Haque, University of Lahore, “Narrative Shift from Postcolonial to Post-9/11 in Mehr Nigar Masroor’s Shadows of Time and Omar Shahid Hamid’s The Spinner’s Tale
  • Dana Khromov, University of Pennsylvania, “Estou Me Guardando Para o Carnaval Chegar: The Disappearance of Lazer
  • Valeria Meiller, Georgetown University, “Argentina, Nation of Flesh: Confronting Cattle at the Slaughterhouse (1900-1930)”
  • Jon Najarian, Boston University, “The Intermedial Era: Literary and Pictorial Narrative from Modernism to Comics”
  • Seda Öz, University of Delaware, “Politics of Remakes: The Case of Turkish Cinema”
  • Ana Isabel Simón Alegre, Adelphi University, “Social Activism and Feminism: Editing the Fiction of Concepcion Gimeno de Flaquer”
  • Nancy Vera, University of Maryland College Park, “Afro-Mexican Literature and Culture”

2019

  • Alani Rosa Hicks-Bartlett, New York University, “Gender, Uxoricide, and Domestic Violence on the Medieval and Early Modern Stage”
  • Alley Edlebi, Cornell University, “The Idea of Earth: Matter, Art, Modernity”
  • Amy Foley, Providence College, “Moving Fictions: A Choreography of Reading”
  • Carmen Torre Perez, University of Pennsylvania, “Counterhegemonic Mestizaje on a Changing Island: Bearing Witness to Punk Culture in Cuba”
  • César Adrián Romero Fernández, University of Pittsburgh, “Bodies in Resistance: Female Artists and Activists Contesting the Racialization of Afro and Indigenous Women in Peru”
  • Ignacio D. Arellano-Torres, Stony Brook University, “Critical Edition of Jerónimo Guedeja y Quiroga’s autos sacramentales”
  • Kristin Starkowski, Princeton University, “Working-Class Modes of Characterological Novelty in the Victorian Penny Press”
  • Kurt Cavendar, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, “American Fiction and the Problem of Historical Difference”
  • Maryam Ghodrati, University of Massachusetts Amherst, “Representations of the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)”
  • Moira Marquis, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, “The Dialectic of Myth: Creating Meaning in the Anthropocene”

2018:

  • Lilith Acadia, University of California, Berkeley, “Northampton Marriage: Discursively Defining Two Women’s Relationship”
  • Xavier Dapena, University of Pennsylvania, “‘Nobody Expects the Spanish Revolution’: A Series of Interviews with Graphic Novel Artists in Contemporary Spain”
  • Nathan Douglas, Indiana University Bloomington, “Facing Immanence, Facing Memory with Lolita Bosch”
  • Molly Hall, University of Rhode Island, “Dark Pastorals and Geologic Grammars in Rebecca West’s and David Jones’s Modernist War Aesthetic”
  • Almas Khan, Georgetown University, “Testimonies of Law and Literature: Charles Reznikoff’s Fused Poetic-Legal Practices”
  • Aleksandra Kudryashova, Harvard University, “‘Am I a redundant human being?’: Mela Hartwig-Spira and Austria’s Unremembered Women of German Expressionism”
  • Dipanjan Maitra, University at Buffalo, “Press Clippings at Shakespeare and Company: The Sylvia Beach Papers at Princeton”
  • Leticia Pérez Alonso, Jackson State University, “Poetry, Visual Culture and Mechanical Art: Transatlantic Vanguardism between Europe and America”
  • Anne Roehrborn, Harvard University, “Anti-Semitism Debates in Contemporary German Literature”
  • Lucas Wilson, Florida Atlantic University, “Portraits of the PostHolocaust Home in the Second-Generation Video Archive”

2017:

  • Elise Arnold-Levene, Mercy College
  • Matthew Collins, Harvard University
  • Inés Corujo-Martín, Georgetown University
  • Lucas Dietrich, Lesley University
  • Alexa Firat, Temple University
  • Carey Kasten, Fordham University
  • Brian Phillips, Jackson State University
  • Alex Ullman, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Elena Valdez, Christopher Newport University
  • Aurelie Vialette, Stony Brook University

2016:

  • Frank Capogna, Northeastern University, Department of English
  • Nancy Caronia, West Virginia University, Department of English 
  • Raji Soni, Virginia Tech, Dept. of Religion and Culture
  • Catherine Welter, University of New Hampshire, Department of English
  • Tegan Zimmerman, Okanagan College, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

2015:

  • Fabio Battista, The Graduate Center-CUNY
  • Kurt Cavender, Brandeis University
  • Regina Galasso, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Peter Murray, Fordham University
  • Agata Szczodrak, The Graduate Center-CUNY
  • Amy Thompson, Washington University
  • Ashley Voeks, University of Texas at Austin

2014:

  • Daria Bozzato, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Elena Deanda-Camacho, Washington College
  • Erica Delsandro, Bucknell University
  • Emily Fine, Brandeis University
  • Christine Mills Jeansonne, Louisiana State University
  • Kristine Jennings, Binghamton University, SUNY
  • Candice Nicolas, Armstrong Atlantic State University
  • Mo Pareles, New York University
  • Amanda Stuckey, College of William and Mary
  • Nicole White, University of Connecticut
  • Kimberly Ziegler, New York University

2013:

  • Rocio del Aguila, University of Calgary
  • Gregory Baum, University of Chicago
  • Esther Fernández, Cornell University
  • Jessica Gordon-Burroughs, Columbia University
  • Elizabeth Marcus, Columbia University
  • Alex Mueller, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Tawnya Ravy, George Washington University
  • Brendan Regan, University of Texas, Austin
  • William Youngman, Cornell University

2012:

  • Anamaria Banu, The Catholic University of America
  • Kristen Fallica, University of Pittsburgh
  • Mary Hartson, Oakland University
  • Brais Outes-Leon, Yale University
  • Toni Pressley-Sanon, University at Buffalo
  • Beatrice Sanford Russell, Princeton University
  • Josh Schneiderman, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Julie Shoults, University of Connecticut

2011:

  • Li Yun Alvarado, Fordham University
  • Kelly Bezio, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Eloïse Brézault, New York University
  • Claudia Cabello Hutt, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Sarah Cornish, Fordham University
  • Gregory Erickson, New York University
  • Laura Gandolfi, Princeton University
  • Jeremy Kessler, Yale University
  • Ji-hyun Philippa Kim, Syracuse University
  • Laura Lambert, New York University
  • Cory Elizabeth Nelson, Brandeis University
  • Sandeep Parmar, New York University
  • Petia Parpoulova, University of Washington
  • Jonathan Brooks Platt, University of Pittsburgh
  • Laura Redruello, Manhattan College
  • Elena Valdez, Rutgers University

2010:

  • Johannes Burgers, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Claudia Esposito, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Cecilia Feilla, Marymount Manhattan College
  • Amina Gautier, St. Joseph’s University
  • Stefano Giannini, Syracuse University
  • Colleen Jankovic, University of Pittsburgh
  • Clare Costley King’oo, University of Connecticut
  • Lauren Klein, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Kathryn Kleppinger, New York University
  • Enrico Minardi, Truman State University (Missouri)
  • Lauren Neefe, Stony Brook University
  • Anna María Nogar, University of New Mexico
  • Mamadou Wattara, Rutgers University
  • Grace Wetzel, University of South Carolina
  • Chantal Wright, Mount Allison University

2009:

  • Lison Baselis-Bitoun, Harvard University
  • Brooke Comer, American University in Cairo
  • Boryana Dobreva, University of Pittsburgh
  • Kathryn Gucer, Northwestern University
  • Julia Hans, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Lori Harrison-Kahan, Harvard University
  • Christopher Hogarth, Wagner College
  • Patrick Nugent, Brooklyn College
  • Sabina Perrino, The Catholic University of America
  • Jason Thomas Parker, Vanderbilt University
  • Lisa Sarti, The City University of New York
  • Alfredo Sosa-Velasco, University of Cincinnati
  • Zoe Trodd, Harvard University
  • Johanna Rossi Wagner, Rutgers University
  • Birger Van Wesenbeeck, SUNY Fredonia

2008:

  • Ellen Carillo, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ronan Crowley, University at Buffalo
  • Natalie Edwards, Wagner College
  • Elizabeth Foley O’Connor, Fordham University
  • Hernán Fontanet, Rider University
  • Christie Harner, Northwestern University
  • Carey Kasten, Fordham University
  • Kathleen LaPenta, Rutgers University
  • Dana Renga, Ohio State University
  • Karen Skinazi, University of Alberta
  • Edwige Tamalet Talbayev, University of California, San Diego
  • Jennifer Williamson, University of North Carolina

2006:

  • Laura Murphy, for the project “Irruptions of Memory: The Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Literature of West Africa”
  • Christine Rinne, for the project “Mastering the Maidservant: Dienstmadchen Fantasies in Germany and Austria, 1794-1918”
  • Zoe Trodd, for the project “The Long Juneteenth: New Slave Narratives in the Global Economy” 

2004:

  • Neil Hultgren, for the project “Melodrama, Desire, and the Spoils of Late Nineteenth-Century British Imperialism”
  • David Thiele, for research on “Vulgarians at the Gate: Status, Culture, and Adult Education in Mid-Victorian Literature”

Earlier Fellowships:

  • Christine Bayles Kortsch, University of Delaware, to conduct costume research in the UK for her study of dress-culture and social activism in late-Victorian novels
  • Jeff Johnson, Brevard Community College, to continue research on a book project currently titled “New Baltic Theatre: Western Hegemony and Cultural Relevance in Post-Soviet Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania”
  • Richard Fantina, Florida International University, for his project, “Ernest Hemingway: Machismo and Masochism”
  • Jason Haslam, University of Notre Dame, for his edition of Constance Lytton’s Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences (forthcoming from Broadview Press), and research for an online database of writings by nineteenth-century British and American prisoners
  • Barton C. Keeton, James Madison University, for his project “Deus Absconditus: Medieval Mappamundi and the Disappearing Body of God.”
  • Robert M. Kachur, Western Maryland University, for his project, “Getting the Last Word: Victorian Women and the Apocalyptic Voice.”
  • Dennis Denisoff, Ryerson University, for a study of the correlations of criminality and sexuality in nineteenth-century popular literature, and to design a web-page of Victorian pulp
  • William Alejandro Martin, McMaster University, for his project exploring literary methods for depicting trauma and shame in James, Woolf, Conrad, and Forster.
  • Robin Miskolcze, Vancouver, Canada
  • Paul Erickson, University of Pennsylvania
  • Kandace Lombart