Julian Gillilan Receives the CAS Summer Research Grant

First-Year Graduate Student Focusing on Habsburg Nostalgia in German-Language Literature Receives CAS Summer Funding
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In a year that saw several wonderful research proposals, the Center for Austrian Studies awarded its Summer Research Grant to Julian Gillilan, a first-year Ph.D. student in German (with a graduate minor in History).

Julian's project is expansive, ambitious, and brimming with potential. He is primarily interested in 19th and 20th-century Austrian literature and cultural history. His current work focuses on Habsburg nostalgia in German-language literature. In 2020, Julian received a dual Master of Arts in German and History from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. While pursuing his master's degree, Julian also spent a year studying in Salzburg, Austria, an experience that profoundly shaped his research interests. This summer, Julian will attend the Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture. He is very much looking forward to attending the program, though instruction will be held virtually rather than face-to-face in New York City. By attending this program, he will be better suited to pursue historical and multilingual-based research involving the histories and literatures of various minority and majority cultures on the peripheries of the former Habsburg Empire. 

The Center is excited to see where this summer research takes Julian in the coming years. 

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