From February to March of 2022, ICOG will be joined by visiting research fellow Sarah Gleeson-White. Dr Gleeson-White is an Associate Professor of American Literature in the Department of English at the University of Sydney. She specializes in early twentieth-century American literature, African American film and literature, William Faulkner and southern US literature, and the relations among film and literature.
Her publications include articles in PMLA, African American Review, Modernism/modernity, the Journal of American Studies and the Los Angeles Review of Books, and chapters in The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American South and William Faulkner in Context (Cambridge UP). Her books are William Faulkner at Twentieth Century-Fox: The Annotated Screenplays (Oxford UP) and Strange Bodies: Gender and Identity in the Novels of Carson McCullers (U of Alabama P).
She is the co-editor of The New William Faulkner Studies (Cambridge UP, forthcoming), and her current book project, Literature in Motion: Film and the Formation of US Literary Culture, 1890s-1930s, is under contract with Oxford UP. She is a member of the editorial board of the Faulkner Journal and of the Journal of American Studies.
During her fellowship at ICOG, Dr Gleeson-White will work on her book, Literature in Motion: Film and the Formation of US Literary Culture, 1890s-1930, which argues that the emergence and development of motion pictures constituted a defining moment in U.S. literary culture. While we now understand the ways late-nineteenth-century advances in transport, communications and printing technologies combined to transform literary culture, we know relatively little about the considerable role motion pictures played in this. Literature in Motion tells the story of what quickly became the inextricable entanglement of the literary and motion-picture industries.
While in Groningen, Dr Gleeson-White will work closely with colleagues from the Centre for Arts in Society and the Centre for the Study of Democratic Cultures and Politics.
ICOG welcomes applications for visiting research fellowships from academics working in the fields of its five research centres. The duration of visits usually varies from a month to half a year. During this time, visiting research fellows are expected to work on their own research projects (ideally in collaboration with a scholar or an academic team from ICOG) and to participate in the events organised by ICOG.
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