Newberry Fellows in the Humanities for 2011-2012

Special Collections reading room
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August 2011

The Newberry has awarded fellowships to 53 scholars for the 2011–12 academic year.

Seven of the fellowships have been awarded to scholars who will be in residence at the Newberry for long terms, either one or two semesters. In addition, four long-term faculty fellowships have been awarded to professors who will teach in the Newberry’s two undergraduate programs, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest/Newberry Library Program and the Newberry Undergraduate Seminar Program.

42 short-term fellows will carry out research during stays from one to three months each. Two exchange fellowships have been awarded for study abroad: one sponsored by the British Academy supporting research in Great Britain and one for graduate study at the École Nationale des Chartes in Paris.

These fellowships are awarded by the Newberry Awards Committee following careful examination of approximately 262 applications. The committee’s deliberations are greatly assisted by peer review committees that include scholars from across the United States.

Following is a list of 2011–12 Newberry fellows and titles of their research projects.

LONG-TERM FELLOWS 2011–12

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES/FREDERICK BURKHARDT RESIDENTIAL FELLOW
Monica Prasad
Associate Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University
The Land of Too Much: American Productivity and Comparative Political Economy

LLOYD LEWIS FELLOW IN AMERICAN HISTORY
Michael Lansing
Assistant Professor of History, Augsburg College
Insurgent Democracy: The Nonpartisan League in the North American West

AUDREY LUMSDEN-KOUVEL FELLOW
Judith Miller
Associate Professor of History, Emory University
The Stoic Voice of the Late French Revolution, 1794–1815

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES FELLOWS
Randolph Head
Professor of History, University of California, Riverside
Archives, Inventories, and Political Knowledge Culture in Early Modern Europe

Benedict Robinson
Associate Professor of Renaissance Literature, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Feeling Words: An Early Modern Philology of the Affections

Helen Thompson
Associate Professor of Literature, Northwestern University
Fictional Matter: Empiricism, Secondary Qualities, and the Novel

NEWBERRY CONSORTIUM IN AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES FACULTY FELLOW
Sarah Rivett
Assistant Professor of English, Princeton University
The Language of Early America

LONG-TERM FACULTY FELLOWS

ASSOCIATED COLLEGES OF THE MIDWEST FACULTY FELLOWS
Linda Sturtz
Professor of History, Beloit College
Diane Lichtenstein
Professor of English, Beloit College
Crossing Boundaries

NEWBERRY LIBRARY UNDERGRADUATE SEMINAR FACULTY FELLOWS
Dave Halsted
Director of Blended and Online Learning, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
Edward Wheatley
Professor of English, Loyola University
Texts and Technologies: From Manuscripts to Early Printed Books and Beyond

SHORT-TERM FELLOWS

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES FELLOW
Laurie Wood
Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Texas, Austin
Risks & Realities: Law and Practice in the Early Modern Caribbean

LESTER J. CAPPON FELLOWS IN DOCUMENTARY EDITING
Godfried Croenen
Senior Lecturer of French Studies, University of Liverpool
(Re)Writing the Hundred Years’ War: The Genesis of Jean Froissart’s Chronicles

Rowena McClinton
Associate Professor of Native American Studies, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
The Payne-Butrick Papers, Volumes Seven through Fourteen

INSTITUTE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION OF STUDENTS FACULTY FELLOWS
Ignasi Perez
Professor of Politics and Sociology, IES Barcelona
What the European Union Should Learn from the U.S. Founding Fathers

Maria Sepa
Instructor of Italian Studies, IES Milan
Literature and the City: Literary Output and Urban Development in Early- 20th Century Chicago

MIDWEST MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION FELLOW
Lise Jaillant
Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of British Columbia
Sherwood Anderson, the Modern Library Series and the Canon of American Literature

NEWBERRY CONSORTIUM IN AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES FELLOWS
Shawn Bailey
Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Montana
‘Holler to Stop the Dam Builders’: The Glacier View Dam Project and the Origins of the American Environmental Movement

Katherine Beane
Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies, University of Minnesota
Woyakapi Kin Akipi ‘Bringing the Story Home’: The History of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Oyate

Nicholas Brown
Ph.D. Candidate in Landscape Architecture and American Indian Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Landscape, Justice, and the Politics of Indigeneity: Mapping White Possession and Settler Indigeneity in the Alberta/Montana Borderlands

Demetri Debe
Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Minnesota
Necessary Connections: Building Black Mobility in the Public Markets

Christine DeLucia
Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies, Yale University
The Memory Frontier: Making Past and Place in the Northeast after King Philip’s War

Jeffery Erbig
Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Mapping’s Natural Limits: Cartography and Indigenous Space in the Río de la Plata, 1750–1831

Sakina Hughes
Ph.D. Candidate in History, Michigan State University
Under One Big Tent: American Indians, African Americans, and the Circus World of Nineteenth-Century America

Khalil Johnson
Ph.D. Candidate in African American Studies, Yale University
Red, Black, and Brown: African Americans in Indian Country, 1868–1975

Maeve Kane
Ph.D. Candidate in History, Cornell University
The Changing Material Culture of Iroquoia, 1650–1850

Molly Malone
Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, University of British Columbia
Colonialism, Consciousness, and Change: Upper Skagit Settlement Narratives and Watershed Interactions

Rebecca Nutt
Ph.D. Candidate in History, Michigan State University
Peace, Power, and Persistence: Presidents, Indians, and Euro-American Missions in the American Midwest

NEWBERRY LIBRARY SHORT-TERM FELLOWS
Cynthia Bouton
Associate Professor of History, Texas A&M University
Subsistence, Society, and Culture in the Atlantic World in the 18th Century and Age of Revolution

Jana Byars
Assistant Professor of History, Iowa State University
Courtiers and Conquistadors: Masculinity and Male Friendship in the Early Modern Mediterranean

Maurizio Campanelli
Researcher and Lecturer of Greek, Latin, and Italian Studies, Sapienza-Università di Roma
Principles of Textual Criticism in Incunabula

David Gehring
Honorary Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Foedus et Fractio: Anglo-German Relations During the European Wars of Religion and the Imprint on Elizabethan England

Sarah Guengerich
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Texas Tech University
Dissonant Histories: The Representations of Indigenous Andean Women in the Textual Discourses of Colonial Peru

Ethan Hawkley
Ph.D. Candidate, Northeastern University
Conversion and Collaboration: Native Imperial Practice and Cultural Change in the Philippines, 1570–1750

Bruce Hayes
Associate Professor of French Literature, University of Kansas
Castigating Comedy: Polemical Humor before and during the French Wars of Religion

Scott Heerman
Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Maryland
“The Nations of This Continent”: Slavery and Making the American Republic in the Mississippi Valley, 1750–1840

Robert Huffard
Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Florida
Perilous Connections: Railroads in the post-Reconstruction South

Alan Lumba
Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Washington
Histories of Money in the Philippines: From Colonial Currencies to National Sovereignty, 1899–1949

Cody Marrs
Assistant Professor of English, University of Georgia
Wayward Poets: Whitman, Melville, Douglass, and the Politics of Time

Andrew Mattison
Assistant Professor of English, University of Toledo
Fictive Music: Lyric Poetry’s Myths of Origin, 1550–1700

Gabriel Paquette
Assistant Professor of History, The Johns Hopkins University
The Strange Death of the Old Regime: Portugal and Brazil, c. 1760–1840

Brandon Reilly
Ph.D. Candidate in Southeast Asian History, University of California, Los Angeles
Collecting the People: Textualizing Epics in Philippine History

Chantal Rodriguez
Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Minnesota
Tracking Bodies: Ethnic Mexican Railroad Workers’ Claims to Workplace Safety Rights, 1880–1964

Silvia Tita
Ph.D. Candidate in the History of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Forging History: Visual Treatises on the Donation of Constantine in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Bronwen Wilson
Associate Professor of Art History, University of British Columbia
Journeys to Constantinople: Inscription, the Horizon and Duration in Early Modern Travel Imagery

SHORT-TERM FELLOWS IN THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY
Anne Knowles
Associate Professor of Geography, Middlebury College
Mapping the American Century: Richard Edes Harrison and Erwin Joseph Raisz

Alba Newmann-Holmes
Lecturer in American Poetry, University of Denver
Robert Hass’s “Songs to Survive the Summer”

SPECIAL AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

FRANCES C. ALLEN FELLOWS
Maile Arvin
Ph.D. Candidate in Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego
Beyond Recognition: Regenerating Kanaka Maoli Identity in Contemporary Hawai’i

Ashley Falzetti
Ph.D. Candidate in Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
The Reproduction of Colonial Relationships in the Stories of Frances Slocum

FRANCES C. ALLEN FELLOW/ SUSAN KELLY POWER AND HELEN HORNBECK TANNER FELLOW
Sierra Adare-Tasiwoopa api
Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies, SUNY Buffalo
Color Me Red: Indigenous Cultural (In)Visibility in Children’s Literature

LAWRENCE LIPKING FELLOW
Rachel Blumenthal
Ph.D. Candidate in English, Northwestern University
The ‘Secret’ History of American Institutions: Women, Madness, and Nineteenth-Century Life-Writing

NEWBERRY LIBRARY/BRITISH ACADEMY EXCHANGE FELLOW
Owen Stanwood
Assistant Professor of History, Boston College
The Transported: Rebels and Refugees in the British Atlantic World, 1660-1700