Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fellowship Opportunity--deadline 5/8/15!



The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, in conjunction with the George III Archives Project, will offer two month-long fellowships for research on trans-Atlantic and early American topics in the Georgian papers collection at Windsor Castle.

The King George III Archives Project, a partnership of the Royal Archives and King’s College London, aims to digitize the approximately 225,000 papers, 85% of them unknown to scholars, of the Georgian period. The extraordinarily rich and varied collections include the personal papers and correspondence of the royal family and some members of the royal household as well as records of royal household management and staffing. Fellows will work on their own research, exploring the collections while offering invaluable information for the archivists and librarians working on archival organization and cataloguing. Fellows will also have the opportunity for support and collegial exchange with relevant departments and faculty at King’s. The fellowship, supported by the Lapidus Initiative at the Omohundro Institute, will offer a $2,500 stipend with up to $1,500 in additional support for travel.

Applicants for the Omohundro Institute George III Project Fellowship should submit a letter of application stating the nature of their research project and its potential match with the collections, a c.v., and two letters of recommendation; the deadline for all materials is May 8, 2015. Decisions will be announced by May 15, 2015; fellowship offers will require an immediate response.

Fellowships are restricted to advanced graduate students and holders of the Ph.D. who are U.S. or U.K. citizens. Residence must be undertaken in the summer of 2015. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a security clearance before beginning work at Windsor Castle.

Questions about the fellowship may be addressed to Karin Wulf via Martha Howard at the Omohundro Institute ( Applicants should submit an electronic file with a letter of application (including description of the proposed project) and a c.v. by clicking here. In addition, two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Omohundro Institute via e-mail (

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New Issue of Comparative Drama

Comparative Drama is please to announce the publication of our most recent issue. Volume 48.4 includes the following contributions:


Theater of Transposition: Charles Dullin and the East Asian Theater
Min Tian

Heywood's Epic Theater
Mark Bayer

Tedium: An Essay on Drag, Attunement, Theater, and Translation
Loren Kruger

“I’ll Find a Day to Massacre Them All”: Tamora in Titus Andronicus and Catherine de M├ędicis
Jo Eldridge Carney


Religion Around Shakespeare
by Peter Iver Kaufman
reviewed by Cyndia Clegg

Dramaturgy of Sound in the Avant-Garde and Postdramatic Theatre
by Mladen Ovadija
reviewed by Ross Brown

The Age of Thomas Nashe: Text, Bodies and Trespasses of Authorship in Early Modern England
eds. Stephen Guy-Bray, Joan Pong Linton, and Steve Mentz
reviewed by Jason Scott-Warren

Shakespeare’s Unreformed Fictions
by Gillian Woods
reviewed by Phebe Jensen

John Lowin and the English Theatre, 1603-1647: Acting and Cultural Politics on the Jacobean
and Caroline Stage

by Barbara Wooding
reviewed by Matthew Steggle

Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence, and Punishment in Early Modern Spain
by Margaret Boyle
reviewed by Hilaire Kallendorf

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program at the Newberry (5/1)

Dear colleagues,

We write to inform you about our Graduate Scholar-in-Residence program at the Newberry. We started the program in 2011-12, to encourage advanced PhD candidates in the humanities to conduct research in our collections and become a part of our community of scholars.

We invite graduate students who have advanced to PhD candidacy to apply for this status for the 2015-16 academic year. Preference will be given to candidates whose dissertation projects are well advanced (within a year of completion) and who demonstrate a need for the Newberry collection. The students who are selected will be provided with research carrels, access to the Newberry during extended hours, and opportunities to present their work-in-progress to the Newberry's community.

The deadline for all application materials is May 1, 2015. We ask that you kindly forward information on this opportunity to doctoral candidates who you think might be interested.

More information is available at

With thanks,

Diane Dillon
Director of Scholarly and Undergraduate Programs
Interim Vice President of Research and Academic Programs