University of Iowa News Release
July 14, 2004
UI Graduate College Awards Dissertation Fellowships
The University of Iowa Graduate College has awarded 17 fellowships to select
students in their final year of graduate studies. The Ada Louisa Ballard
and Seashore Dissertation-Year Fellowships were established to help doctoral
students in the humanities complete the writing of their dissertations. Each
carries a stipend of $1,500 per month plus tuition and is awarded for up
to 12 months.
Doctoral students must be nominated for this award by their department.
To be eligible for nomination, students must have completed all doctoral
degree requirements except the dissertation, and be in the final phase of
writing the dissertation.
Funds for the Ballard Fellowship were bequeathed by the late Professor Clarence
E. Cousins in honor of his mother. Cousins was for many years a member of
the Department of French and Italian. Seashore Fellowships were initiated
by Leslie Sims, former dean of the Graduate College, and approved by the
Graduate Council as part of the Graduate College Strategic Plan.
For summaries of these students' dissertation topics, visit the Graduate
College website at http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/Updates/BallardSeashore0405.htm.
More information about UI Graduate College Fellowships is available online
Fellowship winners and their dissertation titles are listed alphabetically
according to discipline:
Art and Art History
--Kathryn Floyd, "Documenta (1955-2002): The History of a German Exhibition"
--Sharon Romeo, "The Politics of Unlawful Sex: Reconstructing Women's
Citizenship Status in the Era of Slave Emancipation, St. Louis, 1861-1876"
--Gudrun Willett, "Acceptable Migrants? Former Soviets on the Streets
--Lara Aho, "The Praise of Kings and Poetic Authority in Theocritus'
--Rachel Whidden, "Making the Improbable Probable: A Rhetorical Reconciliation"
--Mark Bruce, "Sovereign Amnesias: Literature, Nationalism, and the
Shadow of Scotland in Fourteenth-Century Britain"
--Anthony Enns, "Communicating with the Dead in the Electric Age: Mediations
of Perception, Embodiment, and Consciousness from Mesmerism to Cybernetics"
--Marty Gould, "Role Britannia: Theatricality and Empire in the Victorian
--Amy Spellacy, "Neighbors North and South: Reading the Inter-American
Discourse of the Good Neighbor Policy, 1928-1948"
--Ned Bertz, "Race, Nationalism, and the Indian Diaspora of Tanzania
in the Twentieth-Century History of the Indian Ocean World"
--Catherine Denial, "'A proper light before the country:' The Shifting
Politics of Gender and Kinship among the Ojibwe, Dakota, and non-Native communities
of the Upper Midwest, 1825-1845"
-- Nathan Godley, "'Almost-Finished Frenchmen:' The Jews of Algeria
and the Question of French National Identity"
--Rebecca Pulju, "The Woman's Paradise: Gender and Consumer Culture
in France, 1945-1968"
--Sophie Watt, "The 1937 Madagascar Plan and the Construction of Minority
Identities in late Third Republic France"
--Kathryn Fenton, "Frontiers, Boarders, Boundaries: Cross-Cultural Encounters
in the New York City Musical Press's Reception of Giacomo Puccini's La fanciulla
Second Language Acquisition
--Idoia Elola, "The Complexity of Revision in the Foreign Language Classroom
and the Creation of a Foreign Language Revision Model"
--Kathleen Costello, "The Role of Popular Music in Literature: Gender,
Race and Sexuality in Contemporary Caribbean Literature"
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