Faculty Awards and Honors

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Susan Andrade has been awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to India for the period of January 2014 to May 2014. During this time she plans to work on a book on the notion of realism in African and South Asian novels, and is organizing a cluster of editors in editing a large volume of criticism on Anglophone Asian novels. She also recently joined the editorial board of Ariel: A Review of International English Literatures.


William Scott received Honorable Mention for “CLR James Award for Published Book for Academic or General Audiences,” Working Class Studies Association, April 2013.


Troy Boone has received two Hewlett International Grants to support his research at the University of Leeds, the Bradford Central Library, the Huddersfield Public Library, the Brontë Parsonage and Museum, and the Natural History Museum, London as well as his research at the Durham County Record Office, the Durham City Library, the University of Durham, the Cumbria Archive Centre, and the Lancashire County Council Archives.


Marah Gubar was awarded the 2013 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award.


Hannah Johnson, along with Heather Blurton of the University of California at Santa Barbara, was awarded a 2013-14 American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Research Fellowship for their project, Ethics, Criticism, Anti-Semitism: Chaucer’s Prioress and the Jews. The book is under contract with University of Michigan Press.


Jonathan Arac served on the Executive Committee of the Modern Language Association.


Gayle Rogers joined the planning committee for the Modernist Studies Association’s annual conference in 2014. He was also awarded a Type I Summer Research Stipend from Dietrich School of Arts & Science, April 2012.


Lori Campbell was nominated for both The Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award and The Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award. (2012)


Marah Gubar was elected to serve as a member of the MLA Executive Committee of the Division on Children’s Literature (national election) and was elected as member of the Children’s Literature Association’s Book Award committee, 2012-2015 (national election). She will also serve on the editorial board for Continuum’s “Perspectives on Children’s Literature” book series. Marah is also the new children’s and Young Adult book reviewer for “Public Books,” the new web-exclusive section of the interdisciplinary journal Public Culturehttp://www.publicbooks.org/.


Ryan McDermott was awarded a residential research scholarship: National Institute for Newman Studies (2-month research residency).

Shalini Puri became founding co-editor (with Kofi Campbell) of the New Caribbean Studies series with Palgrave Macmillan.


Phil Smith is a Project Advisor for the WILLOW Online Edition of the Works of Oscar Wilde with Prof. Eiléan Ní Chuilleanán, Trinity College, Dublin.


Courtney Weikle-Mills was awarded a grant from Richard D. and Mary Jane Edwards Endowed Publication Fund, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, to help with publication of images in her newly released book, Imaginary Citizens: Child Readers and the Limits of American Independence, 1640-1868.


Colin MacCabe was a Scholar in Residence at the English and Foreign Languages University in London, 2011.


Thora Brylowe won a Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. Research Grant, awarded by the Keats-Shelly Association of America, December 2011.


William Scott was awarded a University of Pittsburgh, University Center for International Studies (UCIS) Grant for Faculty Research and teaching in Germany for his project: “Marginal Music: Wagner’s Reading of Schopenhauer” during Summer 2011.


Ronald Judy was a Guest Faculty Member of the Institute Towards a Critical Global Humanities (Brown International Advanced Research Institutes 12-15 June 2010).