ESA Alumni-Funded Travel Grant Recipients

The following students will travel to archives and conferences aided by the ESA travel grants funded by English alumni:

[The process for awarding these grants was based on a time-stamped Google form asking for the name of paper and conference / project and archive. Students in their 7th year and above were prioritized, after which grants were awarded to students in the order their forms were submitted.]

  1. Lara Rodriguez, visiting the Ward M. Canaday Center at The University of Toledo, to study the Etheridge Knight Papers, December 2015.
  2. Lauren Bailey, presenting her paper “Opening the ‘door to Darkness’: Reading the Two Women Knitting Black Wool in Heart of Darkness” at Natural and Unnatural Histories, Asheville, NC, March 10-13, 2016.
  3. Dadland Maye, presenting his paper “Queer for the Large American Place: LGBT for the Small Caribbean Space,” at the Caribbean Philosophical Association’s Shifting the Geography of Reason XIII: Theorizing from Small Places, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, June 16-18, 2016.
  4. Felix Bernstein, presenting his paper “Canon Repellant” for the M/ELT (Modernist/Experimental Literature and Text-Art) program at UCLA, January 27, 2016.
  5. Kultej Dhariwal: presenting his paper “Form, Fiction, and the Historical Comic” at Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Seattle, WA, March 22-25, 2016.] (received Student Affairs grant, ESA grant offered to next applicant:) 
    Ryan Tracy,
    presenting his paper “Bloom ‘Overdrawn,’ or, Ulysses‘ Bad Debt” at The XXV International James Joyce Symposium, University of London, June 13-18, 2016.
  6. Christina Katopodis, presenting her paper “Reading Silent Music in Emerson and Thoreau: Finding the Sonic Self in the American Wilderness,” at NeMLA 2016, Hartford, CT March 17-20,2016.
  7. Rachel Kravetz, visiting the Yale Center for British Art, for research on her dissertation chapter “J.G. Frazer: The Grotesque Against the Picturesque,” March/April 2016.
  8. Jenny Leroy, co-convening G19: The Graduate Student Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, and hosting a lunch on Friday Mar 18, at C19: Unsettling – The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Penn State in State College, PA, March 17-20, 2016.
  9. Michele Chinitz, presenting her paper “Affect, the Arts, and Displacement in Teju Cole’s Open City” at American Literature in the World, Yale University, April 8, 2016.
  10. Lindsey Albracht, presenting her paper “Designing Activism into First-Year Composition: Small Activism for Big Investment for Student Writers” at The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Houston, TX, April 6-9, 2016.
  11. Madison Priest, presenting her paper “Edith Wharton’s Aesthetics of Failure” at NeMLA, Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016.
  12. Julia Glinz Fuller, presenting her paper “The New Woman as Sportswoman in Sarah Grand and Mary Beaumont” at NeMLA, Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016.
  13. Hilarie Ashton, presenting her paper “Are You There, (Oh) G-d: Rapture in Pop Music Sound/Voices” at EMP Pop Conference, April 14-17, 2016, Seattle, WA.
  14. Erin Spampinato, presenting her paper We Are Not at Home”: Rape the Problem of Other Minds in The Man of Property” at Interdisciplinary Conference on Sexual Violence, April 15-16, 2016, Blacksburg, VA.