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Check this page for news from our previous Fellows and events -- and if you have news, please contact Kim Yates to get it posted here.

Shami Ghosh (Chancellor Jackman Graduate Fellow, 2008-2009) -- is a Junior Research Fellow at Magdalene College, Oxford.  His fellowship research was published in December 2011 as the monograph Kings' Sagas and Norwegian History: Problems and Perspectives by Brill.

Rosemary Sullivan (Faculty Research Fellow, 2008-2009) has published a children's book with Juan Opitz titled Molito. It is the story of a little mole who dares to climb up from the underworld and discovers a whole other world out there of music, dancing and light. But losing himself to this world would require losing the friends and music he made in his life underground, so Molito seeks a way to make a connection between the two. The story was inspired by Opitz's experiences in Pinochet's Chile.  Further information about Molito, including sample music and a downloadable teaching guide, is available here.

Pamela Klassen (Faculty Research Fellow, 2008-2009) has published a monograph based on her research at the JHI titled Spirits of Protestantism: Medicine, Healing, and Liberal Christianity (University of California Press, 2011).

Neil ten Kortenaar (Faculty Research Fellow, 2008-2009) has published a monograph based on his research at the JHI titled Postcolonial Literature and the Impact of Literacy: Reading and Writing in African and Caribbean Fiction (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Alma Mikulinsky (Chancellor Jackman Graduate Fellow, 2008-2009) has successfully defended her doctoral thesis and graduated in June 2011.  She has accepted a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with the Society of Scholars in the Humanities at the University of Hong Kong beginning in September 2011.

Devani Singh (Jackman Humanities Institute Undergraduate Fellow, 2008-2009) has received a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to support her doctoral studies, beginning in September 2011.  The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to graduate students at all levels and in all disciplines worldwide; for further information, click here.  In March 2010, Devani was one of ten winners named in March 2010 of the Canadian Undergraduate Essay Prize in British Studies.

Mareike Neuhaus (Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2010) has had her book published:  'That's Raven Talk': Holophrastic Readings of Contemporary Indigenous Literatures (CPRC Press at the University of Regina, 2011) is a synthesis of the work she did during her fellowship at the Jackman Humanities Institute.

John Wesley (Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2010) has accepted the position of Assistant Professor, British Renaissance Literature and Culture at the University of Puget Sound starting in August 2011.

Owen Ware (Chancellor Jackman Graduate Fellow in the Humanities, 2009-2010) was awarded the SSHRC Postdoctoral Prize for 2010.  This award goes to the top recipient of SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships for the year.  For details click here.  Owen has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Temple University, which will begin in September 2012 after he completes his postdoctoral work.

Desire, Practical Reason, and the Good (JHI Program for the Arts, 2006-2007) is now available as an anthology of essays published by Oxford University Press, edited by Sergio Tenenbaum.

Paul Stevens (Jackman Humanities Institute Faculty Research Fellow, 6-month, 2007-2008) -- has been awarded the 2009 Irene Samuel Memorial Prize by the Milton Society of America for Early Modern Nationalism and Milton's England, which was written during his leave.

Maya Chacaby (Jackman Humanities Institute Undergraduate Fellow, 2008-2009) -- is working with Ciimaan, an Anishinaabemowin leadership project.  The project aims to demonstrate the value of and potential for Anishinaabemowin through an urban community-building initiative that provides transferable skills to participants and assists in encouraging their potential as community leaders.  More information is available here.

Arden Hegele (Jackman Humanities Institute Undergraduate Fellow, 2008-2009) -- has had her first two articles accepted for publication.  The research comes out of work she did at the British Library in the summer of 2008 with Professor Carol Percy.  Here are the titles:

  • "Identifying Jane Austen's 'Boarding School': A Proposed Author for The Governess, or, The Boarding School Dissected" Persuasions 2009 (31), May 2010.
  • "'So she has been educated by a vulgar, silly, French governess!': Social Anxieties, Satirical Portraits, and the Eighteenth-Century French Instructor"  Gender and Education, available online in early 2010 through Taylor & Francis iFirst Initiative.

Zexi Wang (Jackman Humanities Institute Undergraduate Fellow, 2009-2010) -- was elected to the 2010-2011 Undergraduate Student Union as Vice-President, External Affairs.

Mareike Neuhaus (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2010) -- has had her book, Holophrastic Readings of Contemporary Aboriginal Literatures, accepted for publication by the Canadian Plains Research Centre at the University of Regina.

Alison Chapman (Undergraduate Fellow, 2008-2009) -- is featured on the University of Toronto website.


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