Anne Fertig

April 23, 2018

Degrees

2013, Honors BA English Literature, Rollins College
2014, MLitt Scottish History, University of Glasgow
2015, MPhil English Literature, University of Glasgow

Bio

Anne Fertig is currently a doctoral student in English Literature. Her research centers around history writing in the long eighteenth century, including historiography, historical fiction, and antiquarianism. With interest in the Scottish Enlightenment and Romanticism, her work uses English, Scots, and Scottish Gaelic to explore the intersections of culture and language in Scotland and Britain. She was a former Fulbright Postgraduate Scholar at the University of Glasgow (2013-2014) and the co-editor of A Song of Glasgow Town: The Collected Poems of Marion Bernstein (Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 2013).


Publications:

  • “Castle Howard”; “Conirdan”; “Julius Fitz-John,” The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820, (Forthcoming).
  • “’Ancient, Hardy, Pugnacious, and Poor’: Margaret Oliphant’s Form and Conformation in ‘Scottish National Character’ and Kirsteen.” The Essay: Forms and Transformations. (Universitätsverlag Winter: Heidelburg, 2017)
  • Cohen,  Edward H. and Anne Fertig, “A Curious Exchange between Marion Bernstein and Mary Inglis,” Studies in Scottish Literature 41 (2016): 267-276.
  • Cohen,  Edward H. and Anne Fertig,  “Marion Bernstein and the Glasgow Weekly Mail in the 1870s,” Victorian Periodical Review 49.1 (2016): 9-27.
  • Cohen, Edward H., Anne Fertig, and Linda Fleming, eds. ‘A Song of Glasgow Town’: the Collected Works of Marion Bernstein. (Association of Scottish Literary Studies: Glasgow, 2013)

Awards

  • Merit Assistant Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015-2016
  • Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship, University of Glasgow, 2013-2014

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Eric Meckley

April 23, 2018

Degrees

2012, M. Div., Duke University

2007, BA Fundamentals: Issues and Texts, University of Chicago

Bio

Eric studies 19th and early 20th Century American Literature with a particular focus on Civil War literature and its impact on American cultural identity. He is also interested in the intersections of race, religion, and empire.


Publications:

  • What’s in a name? Racial Transparency and the Jazz-Age in “Hills Like White Elephants”, The Hemingway Review, Fall 2018.

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Morgan Souza

April 22, 2018

Degrees

2014, MA English, Florida Gulf Coast University

2011, BA English, Florida Gulf Coast University

Bio

I’m a Ph.D. student in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC Chapel Hill studying medieval and early modern literature. I’m specifically interested in early modern encyclopedias, epistemology, and the history of science. I’m also interested in insects, gastropods, gender and sexuality, power dynamics, amphibians and amphibiousness, fungi, and the confluence of natural philosophy/magic/religion.


Awards

  • Folger Shakespeare Library Grant-in aid, After the Great Instauration taught by Reid Barbour, 2018
  • Folger Shakespeare Library Grant-in aid, Introduction to English Paleography taught by Heather Wolfe, 2016
  • Folger Shakespeare Library Grant-in aid, Scale of Catastrophe taught by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, 2015

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Kimberly Farris

April 16, 2018

Degrees

2013, M.A. English, The University of Alabama

2010, B.A. English, Birmingham-Southern College

Bio

Kimberly Farris is a doctoral candidate who studies nineteenth-century American literature at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation examines authors’ positions on the nineteenth-century sciences and plots how literature was used to espouse an approach to practicing the sciences that incorporates both intuitive and empirical forms of knowledge. She explores how authors used fiction as a means to interrogate feminine scientific education, alternative medical practices, and the breakdown of species posited by evolutionary theorists. Her most recent dissertation chapter explores Harriet Prescott Spofford’s creation of hybrid plant-ladies as a means of engaging Darwinian evolution and scientific materialism.


Teaching Awards

  • Peer Mentoring Committee Excellence in Teaching Literature Award, 2017

Awards

  • UNC Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship, 2018
  • Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW), 2nd place in the Graduate Student Paper Award, 2015
  • Robert Bain Award, UNC Chapel Hill, 2015
  • Julius Sylvester Hanner Memorial Fellowship, UNC Chapel Hill, 2013
  • Graduate Council Fellowship, The University of Alabama, 2011

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Rory Sullivan

April 9, 2018

Degrees

2017, MA English, University of Virginia

2014, BA English, The College of William and Mary

Bio

Rory Sullivan studies medieval literature, with a focus on the visual and spatial elements of poetry. He is particularly interested in the intersections between literature and the visual arts.


Awards

  • Balch Prize for a Masters Student in English, University of Virginia, 2017

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Martin Groff

April 5, 2018

Degrees

2015, BA English and German, Lebanon Valley College

Bio

I am a PhD student in the English and Comparative Literature department at UNC – Chapel Hill. I graduated from Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania in 2015 with a BA in English and German, and creative writing minor. I began in the graduate program at UNC in Fall 2015. My research interests are centered around the destabilization of nationalism and time in 19th century American literature.


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