English Department Faculty Receive Research and Travel Awards for Summer 2018

The Wake Forest University English Department is pleased to announce that 13 English, Creative Writing, Interdisciplinary Writing, and Journalism faculty have been awarded research and travel funds for the spring and summer of 2018. These faculty will conduct primary research and attend scholarly conferences in more than ten U.S. cities and six different countries, including the United Kingdom, China, and the Philippines.
 
Amy Catanzano received Archie funding for poetry research in South America May 15-Sept 30. She was also awarded a Summer Research Award in support of one of her book projects, Imaginary Present: Physics Problems in Quantum Poetics, a hybrid creative and critical work that explores the intersections of poetry and science, and a Dunn-Riley Faculty Development Award to attend the conference of the Society for Literature, the Sciences, and the Arts in Toronto, November 15-18.
 
Meredith Farmer was awarded a Dunn-Riley Faculty Development Award to present on a panel and moderate a roundtable, both on Melville, for the American Literature Association conference, May 23-27. She also received Archie funding to conduct an “archival roadtrip” to the Columbia University Library, the New York Public Library, the New York State Library, the Berkshire Athenaeum, and the New Bedford Whaling Museum in order to research Herman Melville’s unexpectedly stunning education in science, June 16-July 31
 
Jennifer Greiman was awarded the Robert & Debra Lee Faculty Development Award for research at University of California Berkeley and to attend the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, May 22-27.  
 
Omaar Hena received the Banks Travel Fund Faculty Development Award for research and attendance at the conference of Black British Literature and the Arts in London, March 21-April 1.
 
Sarah Hogan received Archie funding for research at the Huntington Library, Pasadena, May 28-June 10.
 
Zak Lancaster received the F. M. Kirby Faculty Development Award to present at the conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics in Chicago, March 23-27.  
 
Randi Saloman received Archie funding for travel to Cambridge for research, and on to Ludwigsburg, Germany, for a presentation at the E.M. Forster Society Conference, April 8-15.
 
Jon Smart and Ryan Shirey received Archie funding to travel to China for the 2018 International Symposium of English Writing Centers in Chinese Universities, where they will present their joint research on multilingual writers’ experiences of writing center tutorials, May 31- June 7.
 
Jeff Solomon received Archie funding for travel to California to study botanical gardens and related press, May 20-August 1.
 
Olga Valbuena received the Gale Family Faculty Development Award to travel to Manila for the Asian Shakespeare Association Conference, May 24-31
 
Eric Wilson received Archie funding for travel to Austin, Pasadena, and London for research on a biography of Charles Lamb, May 15-September 30.
 
Phoebe Zerwick and Mark Rabil received support for their proposed Engaged Humanities Course, Investigating Journalism: At the Intersection of Journalism, Law, and Narrative.

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