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Faculty Accomplishments

Sarah Chambers (Professor of History) published “Rewarding Loyalty after the Wars of Independence in Spanish America: Displaced Bureaucrats in Cuba,” in Alan Forrest, Karen Hagemann, and Michael Rowe, eds., War, Demobilization and Memory: The Legacy of War in the Era of Atlantic Revolutions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), 238-53.

Michael Gaudio (Associate Professor of art history) published The Bible and the Printed Image in Early Modern England: Little Gidding and the Pursuit of Scriptural Harmony with Routledge in July, 2016.

Ann Waltner (Professor of history) is on the verge of completing an online course on the 18th-century Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber in conjunction with a production of an opera based on the novel to be premiered by the San Francisco Opera in September of 2016. Professor Waltner interviewed David Henry Hwang and Bright Sheng, who did the libretto and music for the opera. Watch the interview here.

Graduate Student Accomplishments

Jessica Apolloni (English) successfully defended her dissertation, “Tales of Resistance: Combating Legal Power from Italian Shores to London Streets.” She also presented the paper, “Coney-Catchers and Early Modern Legal Experience,” at the 2016 Modern Language Association Conference in Austin, as well as the paper “Authority and Community Conflict in Late Medieval Novellieri” at the 2016 Renaissance Society of America Conference in Boston. She has accepted a Lecturer Position in the English Department at Christopher Newport University (VA).

Mario Cossío Olavide (Spanish and Portuguese) received a Union Pacific Dissertation Research Grant and Microfilm Grant, Center for Early Modern History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2016); a summer research fellowship, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2016); a Minnesota Manuscript Research Laboratory Grant, Center for Medieval Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2016); a Newberry Consortium Travel Grant, Center for Early Modern History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2016) for attending a Newberry event; and a Graduate Student Travel Award, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2015) for attending the Arizona Medieval conference.

Caitlin McHugh (English) successfully defended her dissertation, “The Afterlives of Shakespeare’s Tragedies.”

Amanda Taylor (ABD, English) was named an alternate for a research Fulbright to Italy for 2016–17. She was also awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2016–2017, as well as a GRPP Fellowship for summer 2016.”