RSAP Early Career Research Grants

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2020 RSAP Early Career Research Grants

Committee Members: Jean Lee Cole, Tim Lanzendoerfer, and Kirsten MacLeod (Chair)


Catherine Bateson (Durham University, UK) for “The Culture and Dissemination of Irish Folk Songs and Stories, Music and Tales in Mid-Nineteenth Century American Periodicals.”

José Brownrigg-Gleeson Martinez (National University of Galway, Ireland) for “‘A new empire on America’s frontiers’: Irish Newspaper Editors in the United States and the Crisis of Spanish Rule in North America and the Caribbean (ca. 1796–1810).”

Simon Buck (Northumbria University, UK) for “‘The Truth Will Set You Free’: Townsend National Weekly, Old Age Aesthetics, and the Selling of the Townsend Plan.”

Nora Lessersohn (University College, London) “Talking Turkey: America’s Oriental Lecturer and the Nineteenth-Century Newspaper (1834-1895).”

Laura Loftus (University College Dublin) for “Marginalisation and Resistance: Irish Women Poets and Irish Periodical Culture in a Global Context 1930-1992.”

Emmanuelle Paccaud (University of Lausanne, Switzerland) for “Deconstructing the Success Story of the American Media Group Condé Nast (1909-1936).”

Jemima Paine (University of Liverpool) for “Poetry in Interwar Periodicals of the New Negro Renaissance and Negritude, 1915-45.”

Russell Palmer (School of Foreign Studies, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics) for “The Connecticut pocket almanac and the Babcocks of Connecticut, c. 1790–1810.”

Alec Pollak (Cornell) for “Spreading the Word: The Rise of LGBTQIA+ Print Culture, 1970-1984.”

Andrea Ringer (Tennessee State University) for “Circus World: Transnational Labor and Performance.”

Zaina Ujayli (University of Virginia) for “Drinking from Two Seas: Early Arab Diaspora Women’s Periodicals.”

Scott Zukowski (Library of America) for “Poe’s Ephemeral Ourang Outang and the Ecological Ethics of the Nineteenth Century,” a chapter in Prints, Reprints, and Appropriations: Newspapers and Intertextuality in Antebellum American Literature.