Quigley Research Fellowship
Majors in the class of 2015 may compete for a limited number of Quigley Research Fellowships for the junior year. These paid research fellowships enable qualified juniors to work one-on-one with a faculty member in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender on a research or curricular project.
Quigley Proposals for 2013-14
Applications due Fridayday April 12 at noon
Quigley research fellowships announced on Friday, April 26
Naomi J. Miller:”Shakespeare’s Women, Women’s Shakespeare” (Year Long)
I'd like to develop a new course, cross-listed between English and SWG, that would be called "Shakespeare's Women, Women's Shakespeares." The course would explore some of the strong female characters created by Shakespeare, using the lens of my other specialty, women authors in early modern England, so that we could juxtapose Shakespeare's women characters with the voices of real women of the time who participated in the lively Renaissance gender debate and wrote mothers' advice books for their children, as well as composing works of literature that were well-known to their male contemporaries (including the works of Mary Wroth, about whom I've published two books). Then in the second half of the semester, I'd bring in some contemporary women authors' adaptations of Shakespeare, such as the Caribbean novelist, Elizabeth Nunez, whose fictional transformation of The Tempest, called Prospero's Daughter, I've taught to my students in conjunction with Shakespeare's Tempest. And finally, I'd like to consider what happens to the plays when women actors play major parts written for men, specifically as in the examples of Helen Mirren's "Prospera" in Julie Taymoor's recent (2011) film version of The Tempest, as well as some other examples that I appreciate.
I'd work with the Quigley Fellow to design this course more specifically, and would appreciate her feedback on which authors as well as critics to include in the syllabus.
Carrie Baker: Archival Project on Sexual Harassment
Carrie Baker (Fall 2013 or Spring 2014)
This fellowship will involve transcribing audio tapes of interviews with activists against sexual harassment, digitizing them, and assisting in preparation of an introduction to the interviews for a project to be included in the Women and Social Movement Database (Alexander Street Press). Skills and interests required: transcription; interest in archival research.
How to Apply
To apply, submit a description of your interests, prior coursework and research skills that qualify you for the fellowship of your choice on the application form below (if applying for more than one project, a separate form must be submitted for each).
Quigley Application (pdf)
You may apply for more than one project, but you may only receive a single fellowship for work with a single faculty member as a Quigley fellow (up to a maximum of 10-hours-a-week for one semester*, five-hours-a-week over two semesters, or a more intensive hourly work schedule over interterm, depending on faculty member's needs.)
*Accepting a 10-hour a week Quigley Fellowship means you may not hold another full-time campus job or STRIDE position.
Quigley forms must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 12, 2013. First priority will be given to SWG majors in the Class of 2015. Awards will be announced in late-April.