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Summer Faculty Research Fellows

2016 Dresher Center Summer Faculty Research Fellows

Erin HoganErin Hogan, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication
Project: Prosopopeia and the Gothic Child in Contemporary Spanish Film

My book project is a genre study of child-starred cinema that exposes the political use of youth under twentieth-century Franco military dictatorship in Spain. I focus on the ventriloquism of the child protagonist to theorize the biopolitics of authoritarianism in Spain. The summer fellowship will support my composition of two chapters relating to gothic currents in these cinemas.

MallinsonPhotoChristine Mallinson, Associate Professor, Language, Literacy, and Culture Program
Project: Data Collection in Sociolinguistics: Methods and Applications (2nd Edition)

The summer fellowship will significantly advance the manuscript for a second edition of Data Collection in Sociolinguistics, of which I am lead editor. During this time, I will collect and edit new chapters and vignettes, revise my own three chapters, and expand our website substantially by creating new teaching exercises and securing new videos and sample syllabi.

susanmcdonoughSusan McDonough, Associate Professor, History
Project: Vile Sluts and Gassy Whores? Prostitutes and Cultural Exchange in the Medieval Mediterranean

My second book project examines the role that prostitutes played in the daily cultural exchanges that occurred in the port cities of the medieval Mediterranean. While scholars have long recognized that prostitution was legal in the Middle Ages, there has been a tendency to treat prostitutes as marginal figures, outsiders to the culture of medieval cities. Work I have done in Marseille suggests this is a mischaracterization of their role, and I will explore Barcelona’s municipal archives to establish a comparison of the role of prostitutes as facilitators of cultural interaction in these port cities during the summer fellowship.

Previous Dresher Center Summer Research Fellows

Summer 2015

Nicoleta Bazgan, (Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication)
“Parisiennes: City Women in French Cinema”

Piotr Gwiazda, (English)
“Translation of Zero Visibility: Poems by Grzegorz Wróblewski

Michael Nance, (Philosophy)
“Anarchy, Legitimacy, and Economic Planning in Fichte’s Jena Political Philosophy”

Summer 2014

Lisa Pace Vetter (Political Science)
“Political Theory and the Founding of American Feminism”

Fan Yang, (Media and Communication Studies)
“Faked in China: Nation Branding, Counterfeit Culture, and the Postsocialist State in Globalization”

Summer 2013

Rebecca Adelman (Media and Communication Studies)
“The Shadow Rules of Engagement: Visual Practices, Citizen-Subjectivities, and America’s Global War on Terror”

Kathryn Bell (Visual Arts)
“Mapping Memory: Sherman’s March and America”

Amy Bhatt  (Gender and Women’s Studies)
“At Home in Globalization: Gender, Labor and the Migrant Household”

Christine Mallinson (Language, Literacy, and Culture)
“Minding the (Opportunity) Gap: Building Partnerships with Schools of Education to Address Systemic Language-Based Challenges in STEM Education”

Marjoleine Kars (History)
“Gendering Rebellion: Women and the Berbice Slave Uprising, 1763-1764”

Susan McCully (Theatre/Gender and Women’s Studies), Eva Muson (Theatre), and Michele Osherow (English/Judaic Studies)
“Leah’s Dybbuk: Adapting and Revisioning Ansky’s Play through a Feminist Lens”

Summer 2012

Craig Saper (Language, Literacy, and Culture)
“Biography of Robert Carlton Brown, 1886-1959”

Edward Larkey (Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication)
“Transculture Television in Germany”

Elizabeth Walton (Dance)
“Paul Taylor Revealed: The Man Behind the Dance”

Summer 2011

Tamara Bhalla (American Studies)
“Between History and identity: Readers, Recognition and Authenticity in South Asian- American Literature and Community”

Christopher Corbett (English)
“The Borderland of Fable: Myth in the Nineteenth Century American West”

Preminda Jacob (Visual Arts)
“The City Beautiful Movement in Chennai, India: Contemporary Mural Painting Confronts Urban Blight”