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Lewis Walpole Library Fellowships

The Lewis Walpole Library is delighted to announce the recipients of Fellowships for the 2008-2009 academic year. A complete list of Fellows follows in the extended entry.

The Library offers visiting fellowships, normally for four weeks, as well as travel grants of lesser duration, to scholars engaged in post-doctoral or equivalent research and to doctoral candidates at the dissertation stage. Fellows in residence also have access to additional materials at Yale. Summer fellowships for graduate students at Yale are also offered.

The Lewis Walpole Library is a research library for eighteenth-century studies and the prime source for the study of Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill. Its collections include significant holdings of eighteenth-century British books, manuscripts, prints, drawings and paintings, as well as important examples of the decorative arts.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Misty Anderson
University of Tennessee
"Enthusiastic Methods: Methodism and the Eighteenth-Century Imagination"

Davide Lombardo
New York University in Florence, Italy
"Picturing the Metropolis, London 1800-1830"

Matthew McCormack
University of Northampton, UK
"A Cultural History of the New Militia, 1757-1792"

Tobias Menely
Willamette University
"Sympathy's Kingdom: Sentimental Culture and the Birth of Animal Rights"

LWL-ASECS Fellow
John Sainsbury
Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada
"Libertines, the State, and the Public Sphere: From Lord Rochester to Lord Byron"

Nancy Siegel
Juniata College
"Bodily Functions as Body Politic: Scenes of Protest in Eighteenth-Century British Prints"

Roger W. Eddy Fellow
Mark R.M. Towsey
University of St. Andrews, UK
"'The Historical Age'" : Audiences for History in Britain, 1750-1835"

Chloe Wigston Smith
University of Georgia
"Practical Habits: Clothes, Gender, and the History of the Novel"

Charles J. Cole Fellow
Jerry White
Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
"London in the Eighteenth Century"

Pre-doctoral Fellows

Froukje Henstra
Leyden University Centre for Linguistics, Netherlands
"The Spelling of Horace Walpole and his Correspondents: Spelling Variation in a Social Network Context"

George B. Cooper Fellow
Russell S. Taylor Stoermer
University of Virginia
"From Constitutional Sense to Revolutionary Sensibility: The Political Transformation of British Virginia, 1714-1776"

Jennifer Van Horn
University of Virginia
"The Object of Civility and the Art of Politeness in British America (1740-1780)"

Andrew Wells
Merton College, University of Oxford, UK
"Sex and Racial Theory in Britain, 1690-1833"