English Professor Kathryn Kerby-Fulton Receives NEH Grant

Author: Joanna Basile

Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, professor and Notre Dame Chair in English, has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for her book project titled Professional Reading Circles, the Clerical Proletariat, and the Rise of English Literature. She was also recently elected as a fellow in the Medieval Academy of America.

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English Majors Delve Into Senior Thesis Projects

Author: Joanna Basile

English and anthropology major Caitlin Wilson traveled down the rabbit hole for her senior thesis, which examines the connection between Victorian children’s literature and ethnography, or the anthropological study of customs and cultures.

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Creative Writing MFA Student Betsy Cornwell Signs Book Deal

Author: Joanna Basile

Betsy Cornwell, a master’s student in Notre Dame’s Creative Writing Program, has sold her first two novels to Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Both books, written for a young adult audience, have their roots in the science fiction and fantasy genres.

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English Doctoral Candidate Receives Dissertation Fellowship

Author: Joanna Basile

Lauren Rich, a Ph.D. candidate in Notre Dame’s Department of English, has been awarded a 2011–12 American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women for her research on food in early 20th century British and colonial fiction. Fewer than 10 percent of the more than 900 applicants were given fellowships.

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