As always, the graduate students in the English department have been busy: see below for recent accomplishments, including three tenure-track jobs!
Nikki Spigner: was awarded a two-year post-doc at Amherst and another from Penn State but instead will begin in fall 2015 a tenure-track job at Columbia College in Chicago.
Emily August has accepted a tenure-track job at Stockton University in New Jersey starting in the fall.
Megan Minarch has received an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship funded through the Mellon Partners for Humanities Education and will begin a two-year appointment at Tennessee State in the fall.
Elizabeth Barnett, currently at Berea College on an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship funded through the Mellon Partners for Humanities Education, will start a tenure-track job at Rockhurst University in Kansas City in the fall.
Petal Samuel received a Robert Penn Warren Dissertation Year Fellowship for next year. She also co-authored a tribute to Stuart Hall with Dr. Ifeoma Nwankwo that was published last October on the online platform for The Black Scholar, andsx salon (SmallAxe‘s digital literary platform) has accepted an interview she conducted with the writer Erna Brodber while studying with her in Jamaica as a Drake Fellow.
Faith Barter received a Robert Penn Warren Dissertation Year Fellowship for next year.
R. J. Boutelle‘s article “Manifest Diaspora: Transamerican Politics and Autoarchiving in Slavery in Cuba” has been accepted for publication at MELUS and will be appearing in a forthcoming special issue on African American Print Culture. He also co-authored with John Bradley and Jane Hirtle, “Entering the Conversation: Voices from the Vanderbilt Writing Studio” in Another Word (from the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Adam Miller‘s article “Ann Radcliffe’s Scientific Romance,” has been accepted for publication byEighteenth-Century Fiction.
Sari Carter has been accepted at both the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell and the Dickens Universe in Santa Cruz and will spend time at both this summer
Kylie Korsnack was also accepted at the Dickens University for this summer
Claudia Ludwig was accepted into a Folger course in Washington DC for the Spring 2015 session, “A Folger Introduction to Research Methods and Agendas”
Deann Armstrong was invited to serve as Vanderbilt’s panelist for the “Inside Out of the Lunchbox” series on the Nashville Shakespeare Festival at TPAC in November 2014 and also served as an academic consultant for the cast and crew during their table work for the Winter 2015 production of Twelfth Night.
Don Rodrigues was accepted as a fellow at Harvard’s metaLAB (a digital media laboratory) and will spend Fall 2015 in residence there. Don was also one of 15 scholars selected nationwide to participate in a three-week NEH Institute on Early Modern Digital Agendas that will be hosted by the Folger Institute in June.
Kirsten Mendozawas accepted into the Institute for World Literature and will spend several weeks at the University of Lisbon this summer.
Congratulations to all!