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Humanities Foundation Awards 2010/11 Fellowships

The Executive Committee of the Boston University Humanities Foundation has announced the list of Fellows for next year. Speaking on behalf of the committee, Foundation Director James Winn praised the quality of proposals considered this year. “We are delighted to be giving more fellowships for next year than in any previous year of the Foundation’s existence,” said Winn, “but we remain committed to increasing our endowment so that we can give more fellowships in the future.”

Nine faculty members will hold Jeffrey Henderson Senior Research Fellowships at the Foundation in 2010/2011:

  • Gene Jarrett (English) will use his fellowship to begin a biography of the African-American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar.
  • James H. Johnson (History) hopes to complete his work on “Masks and the Making of Modern Consciousness.”
  • Patricia Johnson (Classical Studies) will pursue the afterlife of the mythological weaver Arachne in literature and painting.
  • Deborah Kahn (Art History) will be working on Romanesque sculpture in England.
  • Jonathan Klawans (Religion) is developing a project on the historian Josephus and the theologies of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes.
  • David Kopp (Music Theory) is writing a book on the application of musical analysis to performance.
  • Manfred Kuehn (Philosophy) will be writing an intellectual biography of the philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte.
  • James Siemon (English) is pursuing questions of social hierarchy and distinction in Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
  • Alan Smith (Romance Studies) is preparing an edition of the letters of the novelist Benito Pérez Galdòs.

Five more faculty members will hold Junior Faculty Fellowships:

  • Amy Appleford (English) is studying cultural beliefs and conventions concerning death in London during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
  • Ketty Nez (CFA Music Studies) is composing an opera entitled “The Fool, the Fox, and the Old Woman.”
  • Carrie Preston (English) is pursuing connections between Japanese Noh theatre and literary modernism in the West.
  • Susanne Sreedhar (Philosophy) is considering modern social contract theory from the perspective of gender studies.
  • Daniel Star (Philosophy) is completing a book on the theory and practice of moral knowledge.