MLA Members Named National Humanities Center Residential Fellows

Among this year’s National Humanities Center Fellows are seven members of the Modern Language Association. Each fellow will work on individual research and will have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures, and conferences at the center. The MLA commends them for their contribution to humanistic scholarship.

Donnelley Family Fellowship

John Levi Barnard, University of Illinois, Urbana
Field of Study: Environmental Studies
Project Title: “The Edible and the Endangered: Food, Empire, and the Biopolitics of Extinction”

William C. and Ida Friday Fellowship

Marianne Constable, University of California, Berkeley
Field of Study: Rhetoric
Project Title: “Chicago Husband-Killing and the New Unwritten Law”

Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams, Jr. Fellowship

Harris Feinsod, Northwestern University
Field of Study: Comparative Literature
Project Title: “Into Steam: The Global Imaginaries of Maritime Modernism”

Robert F. and Margaret S. Goheen Fellowship

Pamela Lothspeich, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Field of Study: Asian Studies
Project Title: “Lila Affects: Power, Masculinity, and Sociality in a Vernacular Theatre”

NEH Fellowship; Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship

Martha Rust, New York University
Field of Study: English Language and Literature
Project Title: “Item: Lists and the Poetics of Reckoning in Late Medieval England”

John E. Sawyer Fellowship; Walter Hines Page Fellowship of the Research Triangle Foundation

Shuang Shen, Penn State University
Field of Study: East Asian Languages and Literature
Project Title: “Cold War and Sinophone Literature at the Borders”

Luce East Asia Fellowship

J. W.-L. Wee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Field of Study: English Language and Literature
Project Title: “Imagining Cultural Asia: Art Exhibitions, Popular Culture, and a Regional Contemporary”