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RA-50132-14
Long-Term Research Fellowships at the Newberry Library
Donald Hunt, Newberry Library

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Johnnies, Tommies, and Sammies: Music and Transnational Identities (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Johnnies, Tommies, and Sammies: Music and Transnational Identities
Author: William Brooks
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Date: 11/15/2015
Conference Name: American Musicological Society International Conference

'America, I Love You': Progressives, Preparedness, and Profit (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: 'America, I Love You': Progressives, Preparedness, and Profit
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Author: William Brooks
Date: 04/06/2016
Location: The University of Chicago

Seeming to See: Imagination, Optics, and King Lear (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Seeming to See: Imagination, Optics, and King Lear
Author: Suparna Roychoudhury
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Date: 03/24/2016
Conference Name: Shakespeare Association of America, New Orleans

Shakespeare, Imagination, and Early Modern Optics (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Shakespeare, Imagination, and Early Modern Optics
Author: Suparna Roychoudhury
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Date: 02/16/2016
Conference Name: Renaissance Seminar, University of Chicago

Johnnies, Tommies, and Sammies: Music and the Making of the Allies in 1916 (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Johnnies, Tommies, and Sammies: Music and the Making of the Allies in 1916
Abstract: Collaborative lecture-performance with Gayle Magee and Christina Bashford, with performances by Laurie Matheson, Justin Vickers at the Newberry Library
Author: William Brooks
Author: Gayle Magee
Author: Christina Bashford
Author: Laurie Matheson
Author: Justin Vickers
Date: 05/10/2016
Location: The Newberry Library
Primary URL: https://www.newberry.org/05102016-johnnies-tommies-and-sammies-music-and-making-allies
Primary URL Description: Newberry calendar

Not Just a Pretty Tune: What Can Be Learned from Sheet Music (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Not Just a Pretty Tune: What Can Be Learned from Sheet Music
Abstract: Sheet music is, of course, a vehicle for notating sound-for writing down a piece of music. But sheet music imprints tell us much more than how the music goes, and a careful comparison of details (in conjunction with other sources) often brings into view a hidden history that reveals much about the function of a song. This talk will focus on just one example: the 1917 song "After the War Is Over," in all (well, at least some) of its transformations.
Author: William Brooks
Date: 06/08/2016
Location: The Newberry Library
Primary URL: https://www.newberry.org/06082016-not-just-pretty-tune-what-can-be-learned-sheet-music
Primary URL Description: Newberry calendar page

Johnnies, Tommies and Sammies: Music and the WWI alliance (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Johnnies, Tommies and Sammies: Music and the WWI alliance
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Author: William Brooks
Author: Gayle Magee
Author: Christina Bashford
Author: Laurie Matheson
Author: Justin Vickers
Author: Geoffrey Duce
Date: 03/05/2017
Location: Orland Park Public Library

Johnnies, Tommies and Sammies: Music and the WWI alliance (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Johnnies, Tommies and Sammies: Music and the WWI alliance
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Author: William Brooks
Author: Gayle Magee
Author: Christina Bashford
Author: Laurie Matheson
Author: Justin Vickers
Author: Geoffrey Duce
Date: 04/09/2017
Location: Illinois State University

Johnnies, Tommies and Sammies: Music and the WWI alliance (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Johnnies, Tommies and Sammies: Music and the WWI alliance
Abstract: Abstract not available
Author: William Brooks
Author: Gayle Magee
Author: Christina Bashford
Author: Laurie Matheson
Author: Justin Vickers
Author: Geoffrey Duce
Date: 05/18/2017
Location: Annual AMS/Library of Congress Lecture, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Primary URL: https://www.loc.gov/concerts/amslecture-musicandwwi.html
Primary URL Description: Library of Congress site

A Close Reading of Really Small Things (Article)
Title: A Close Reading of Really Small Things
Author: Cynthia Wall
Abstract: Abstract not available.
Year: 2016
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: The Wordsworth Circle 47, no 2-3
Publisher: The Wordsworth Circle

Virtual Roundtable on “Description in the Novel” (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Virtual Roundtable on “Description in the Novel”
Author: Wai Chee Dimock
Author: Heather Love
Author: William Mills Todd III
Author: J. Keith Vincent
Author: Cynthia Wall
Abstract: This roundtable on description in the novel took place on May 3, 2016, at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University. Concluding the inaugural year of the Novel Theory Seminar, the roundtable featured presentations by Wai Chee Dimock, Heather Love, William Mills Todd III, J. Keith Vincent, and Cynthia Wall. To solicit brief position papers from each of these scholars, who represent five different areas of expertise within literary studies, we sent them the following prompt: Questions to consider might involve, for instance, the ways in which description has been pivotal for the novel as a literary form that aims to amalgamate fictionality with referentiality; how description is (or isn’t) surplus to the requirements of plot; how description serves to thicken and/or spatialize time while it suspends story; how it contributes to the modeling of fictional worlds; how it secures (or doesn’t) the boundaries between persons and things, characters and settings; and whether and how literary description differs from other descriptive modes and practices.
Date: 11/15/2016
Primary URL: http://www.publicbooks.org/virtual-roundtable-ondescription-in-the-novel/
Conference Name: Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University

"Allegorical Punctuation," (Book Section)
Title: "Allegorical Punctuation,"
Author: Cynthia Wall
Editor: Jane Roberts
Editor: Trudi L. Darby
Abstract: This volume brings together a compendium of world-class research on English, from the Anglo-Saxons to Big Data. Selected from papers presented at the 2016 conference of the International Association of University Professors of English, the essays demonstrate the strength of English studies across the world, with contributions from scholars in China, Finland, Israel, Italy, Japan and Portugal, as well as from Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. The essays not only cross geographical boundaries, but also disciplinary ones. Contributors write about English through the prism of gender studies, history, linguistics, the digital humanities, theatre history and the history of the book; topics covered include mainstream writers such as Shakespeare and Milton, and shine light on less well-known topics such as Welsh poetry of the Wars of the Roses and captivity narratives in seventeenth-century North America. Bringing together perspectives on English from around the world, English Without Boundaries is a unique collection showing the energy and breadth of English studies today.
Year: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Book Title: English Without Boundaries: Reading English from China to Canada,

“Grammars of Approach." (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: “Grammars of Approach."
Abstract: Invited lecture on "Grammars of Approach" at the University of Toronto
Author: Cynthia Wall
Date: 03/01/2018
Location: University of Toronto

Princess Magdalena Sibylle's Golden Horn: Dynastic Women and Cultural Transfer Between Denmark and Saxony (Book Section)
Title: Princess Magdalena Sibylle's Golden Horn: Dynastic Women and Cultural Transfer Between Denmark and Saxony
Author: Mara Wade
Editor: Svante Norrhem
Editor: Jill Bepler
Abstract: not available
Year: 2018
Publisher: Harrassowitz Verlag
Book Title: Telling Objects - Contextualizing the Role of the Consort in Early Modern Europe

Phantasmatic Shakespeare: Imagination in the Age of Early Modern Science (Book)
Title: Phantasmatic Shakespeare: Imagination in the Age of Early Modern Science
Author: Suparna Roychaudhury
Abstract: Representations of the mind have a central place in Shakespeare’s artistic imagination, as we see in Bottom struggling to articulate his dream, Macbeth reaching for a dagger that is not there, and Prospero humbling his enemies with spectacular illusions. Phantasmatic Shakespeare examines the intersection between early modern literature and early modern understandings of the mind’s ability to perceive and imagine. Suparna Roychoudhury argues that Shakespeare’s portrayal of the imagination participates in sixteenth-century psychological discourse and reflects also how fields of anatomy, medicine, mathematics, and natural history jolted and reshaped conceptions of mentality. Although the new sciences did not displace the older psychology of phantasms, they inflected how Renaissance natural philosophers and physicians thought and wrote about the brain’s image-making faculty. The many hallucinations, illusions, and dreams scattered throughout Shakespeare’s works exploit this epistemological ferment, deriving their complexity from the ambiguities raised by early modern science. Phantasmatic Shakespeare considers aspects of imagination that were destabilized during Shakespeare’s period—its place in the brain; its legitimacy as a form of knowledge; its pathologies; its relation to matter, light, and nature—reading these in concert with canonical works such as King Lear, Macbeth, and The Tempest. Shakespeare, Roychoudhury shows, was influenced by paradigmatic epistemic shifts of his time, and he in turn demonstrated how the mysteries of cognition could be the subject of powerful art.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140109047570
Primary URL Description: Publisher's website
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Type: Single author monograph
Copy sent to NEH?: No

The "Emblemata Politica" in Context: Georg Rem's Manuscript (Web Resources)
Title: The "Emblemata Politica" in Context: Georg Rem's Manuscript
Author: Mara Wade
Abstract: The book at the heart of this digital resource is a newly identified volume in the collection of the Newberry Library: Georg Rem’s Inscriptiones picturae et emblemata quae in aula magna curiae Norimbergensis publice extant (VAULT Wing MS 279). The Inscriptiones is a hybrid book: it contains a printed copy of Rem’s and Peter Isselburg’s Emblemata Politica (1617), which depicts emblems from the Great Hall of the Nürnberg town hall, surrounded by pages of notes and descriptions written by Rem himself no later than 1620. This digital resource is at the heart of this project. In this website, you will be able to explore Rem’s unique manuscript and learn about the many stories it has to tell us about its creators, their interests, and the cultural forces that shaped their experience. “Emblematica Politica in Context” underscores the importance of funding long-term research, the synergies between research libraries and scholars, and the excitement for scholars, students, librarians, and research staff working across the disciplines of book history, Renaissance Studies, and digital humanities.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://publications.newberry.org/digital/emblemata-politica/index
Primary URL Description: Open access web resource

Grammars of Approach: Landscape, Narrative, and the Linguistic Picturesque (Book)
Title: Grammars of Approach: Landscape, Narrative, and the Linguistic Picturesque
Author: Cynthia Wall
Abstract: In Grammars of Approach, Cynthia Wall offers a close look at changes in perspective in spatial design, language, and narrative across the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries that involve, literally and psychologically, the concept of “approach.” In architecture, the term “approach” changed in that period from a verb to a noun, coming to denote the drive from the lodge at the entrance of an estate “through the most interesting part of the grounds,” as landscape designer Humphrey Repton put it. The shift from the long straight avenue to the winding approach, Wall shows, swung the perceptual balance away from the great house onto the personal experience of the visitor. At the same time, the grammatical and typographical landscape was shifting in tandem, away from objects and Things (and capitalized common Nouns) to the spaces in between, like punctuation and the “lesser parts of speech”. The implications for narrative included new patterns of syntactical architecture and the phenomenon of free indirect discourse. Wall examines the work of landscape theorists such as Repton, John Claudius Loudon, and Thomas Whately alongside travel narratives, topographical views, printers’ manuals, dictionaries, encyclopedias, grammars, and the novels of Defoe, Richardson, Burney, Radcliffe, and Austen to reveal a new landscaping across disciplines—new grammars of approach in ways of perceiving and representing the world in both word and image.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.worldcat.org/title/grammars-of-approach-landscape-narrative-and-the-linguistic-picturesque/oclc/1084410939&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Secondary URL: https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/G/bo29123899.html
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's website
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Type: Single author monograph
Copy sent to NEH?: No


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