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David Beek (CPLT Phd Program) gets Fulbright Award for research in Brazil
David Beek, CPLT Ph.D., has received a Fullbright Award to do research in Brazil next
Spring of 2020. Under the direction of Dr. Vanessa Riambau at the Federal University
of Paraíba in João Pessoa, David will be researching contemporary afro-Brazilian literature
from "the Northeast" region, considering its diasporic connections to African American
cultural production from the United States. Congratulations David!
Congratulations to Olivia Garrett!
Olivia Garrett (MA candidate, Comparative Literature) has been awarded the Captain
William Edward McGinn, Squad 18, FDNY Scholarship ($6,000) for a graduate student.
This award was established in memory of Bill McGinn, who lost his life responding
to the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001. The
endowment for this award comes through the generosity of the McGinn family and the
Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS). The funds are intended to cover
the costs of attending the American Academy at Rome’s Classical Summer School, an
intensive program designed to familiarize students with the topography and monuments
of the ancient city and their various intersections with Latin literature.
Marc Démont was selected as one of the 2016-2017 Breakthrough Graduate Scholars
The thirteen recipients selected this year for this award represent USC’s most promising
graduate students, and demonstrate phenomenal commitment to research and scholarly
Congratulations to Spanish Ph.D. student Benjamin Garcia
He has been awarded a LLC Dissertation Award that provides a course release next academic
year 2017-2018.This is a recognition of Benjamin’s academic accomplishment and will
certainly produce a significant progress on the writing of his dissertation "Estrategias
feministas y el avance de la mujer en el siglo XIX: prensa y libre-pensamiento".
Congratulations to CPLT. Graduate Student Jingsheng Zhang!
The Office of Research has awarded a SPARC Graduate Research Grant to: Jingsheng Zhang
for her research proposal “Re-reading the Intellectual Turn in 1980s Chinese Poetic
Field: A Study of Unofficial Poetry Journals after 1985” under the supervision of Prof.
Van Fleit.This is a recognition of Benjamin’s academic accomplishment and will certainly
produce a significant progress on the writing of his dissertation "Estrategias feministas
y el avance de la mujer en el siglo XIX: prensa y libre-pensamiento".
Two SPARC awards in Comparative Literature
Congratulations to Jingsheng Zhang ("Re-reading the Intellectual Turn in 1980's Chinese
Poetic Field: A Study of Unofficial Poetry Journals after 1985") and Zhuo Feng ("Digesting
Gender: The Pleasure of Eating in Late Qing and Republican Chinese Literature") for
their successful SPARC proposals.
Zhuo Feng receives SPARC Graduate Research Grant
Congratulations to Comparative Literature Ph.D. student Zhuo Feng for receiving a
SPARC grant for her proposal: Digesting Gender: The Pleasure of Eating in Late Qing
and Republican Chinese Literature. She will receive $5,000.00 for this project.