Friday, April 6, 2012
McKittrick wins Research Fellowship
Prof. Casey McKittrick recently received news of his appointment as a visiting Research Fellow at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, where he will be in residency this summer. The prestigious Warren Skaaten Film Research Endowment will enable Casey to undertake extensive archival research for his current book manuscript, Hitchcock's Appetites: The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread. The HRC is renowned for its collections in a wide range of areas, perhaps most notably for works of the 20th century, from Joyce's page proofs for Ulysses to the dresses used in the film production of Gone With the Wind. Casey will have the pleasure of working with the correspondence among Hollywood super-producer David O. Selznick, his London representation Jenia Reissar, Hitchcock, and his Los Angeles agency, material that is crucial to his project.