Dr. Brad Vivian and Dr. Michele Kennerly win Center for Humanities and Information Faculty Fellowships for 2016-17
Dr.’s Vivian and Kennerly have both won a Center for Humanities and Information Faculty Fellowship for 2016-17.
Dr. Vivian will be working on a book project that examines how idioms of witnessing have infused the public discourse of ordinary citizens, politicians, and civic institutions in recent decades, thus comprising a vital mode of influence in contemporary public culture. Dr. Kennerly will be working on her book project about how and when editorial polish functions as public argument in texts from classical Athens, Hellenistic Alexandria, and late Republican and early imperial Rome.
Two PSU grad students have also won! Cory Geraths will be working on his dissertation about Manifestations and Mutations of Mary Magdalene, and David Maxson will be working on his dissertation about the Memoryscape of New Orleans.
The CAS department congratulates these four on this outstanding achievement!