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Balaka Basu (English) won a 2008-09 Helaine Newstead Dissertation Fellowships ($18,000+in-state tuition) to support work on Sequels, Series and Shared Worlds: Constructing Fictional Realities in Children’s Literature and Popular Culture. (posted 5-08)

Kristen Case (English) won a 2008-09 Lane Cooper Dissertation Fellowship/CUNY Academy for the Humanities & Sciences ($17,000) to support work on ‘A Bird’s Life’: Pragmatism in the Field of Twentieth Century American Poetry. (posted 5-08)

Jeffrey S. Drouin (English) won a 2008-09 Martin M. Spiaggia Dissertation Award in Arts and Humanities ($5,000) to support work on Advanced Projects: The Modernist Novel and the New Physics, A Study of Genre. (posted 5-08)

Brooks E. Hefner (English) won a 2008-09 Sponsored Dissertation Fellowship ($18,000 + in-state tuition) to support work on You’ve Got to Be Modernistic: American Vernacular Modernism, 1910–37. (posted 5-08)

Irwin Ramirez Leopando (English) won a 2008-09 Geoffrey Marshall Dissertation Fellowship ($16,000 + in-state tuition) to support work on Meeting Marx and Christ on the Street”: The Convergence of the Sacred and the Secular in the Pedagogy of Paulo Friere. (posted 5-08)

Gary Lim (English) won a 2008-09 Sponsored Dissertation Fellowship ($18,000 + in-state tuition) to support work on Familiar Estrangements: Reading ‘Family’ in Middle English Romance. (posted 5-08)

Claudia Pisano (English) won a 2008-09 William Randolph Hearst Dissertation Award ($8,000 + in-state tuition) to support work on Edward Dorn and Amiri Baraka: A Renegade Friendship. The Collected Letters. (posted 5-08)

Christopher Schmidt
(English) won a 2008-09 Sponsored Dissertation Fellowship ($18,000 + in-state tuition) to support work on Waste Matters: Expenditure and Waste Management in 20th-Century Poetics. (posted 5-08)

Clifford Stetner (English) is the winner of the 2007 Graduate Student Essay Prize in Renaissance Studies. The essay was judged on the criteria of potential contribution to Renaissance or Early Modern scholarship, originality of insight and research, clarity and eloquence, and effectiveness of documentation. (posted 6-08)

Karen Weingarten
(English) is one of just seven 2008 Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellows in Women's Studies. She was selected earlier in January in a nationwide competition conducted by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and will receive an award of $3,000 from the Foundation to be used for expenses connected with completing her dissertations, such as research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies. The title of her dissertation is “Reproductive Genealogies: Abortion and the Limits of Life and Choice in Modern America.” The Woodrow Wilson Women's Studies Fellowship, now in its 34th year, remains the only national fellowship for Ph.D. students writing on women's issues in various humanities and social science fields. (posted 2-08)

Submitted on: DEC 31, 2008

Category: English, Student News