Three new Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows in the Humanities will join the Jackman Humanities Institute for two-year appointments beginning 1 July 2010. They were selected for academic excellence and for their fit with the 2010–20101 theme, Image and Spectacle, from a field of 393 applications.
In addition, the Jackman Humanities Institute will host a fourth new Postdoctoral Fellow who is supported by the Canada-wide SSHRC-funded digital humanities project, Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE). Additional information about the INKE project is available here.
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2010–2012
Nicole Blackwood: Nicole completed a Ph.D. in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art (London, UK) in May 2010. Her dissertation was titled “Without the Brush: The Curious Paintings of Ugo da Carpi and Cornelis Ketel”. Her work focuses on the use of tools and techniques in Renaissance painting, and more broadly on issues pertaining to the artist’s body, spectatorship, and early printing. She will be teaching in the Department of Art in the 2010–2011 year.
David Taylor: David completed a Ph.D. in English Literature at Cambridge University in May 2010. His thesis is titled “Theatres of Opposition: Empire, Revolution, and Richard Brinsley Sheridan.” His interests include theatre history (especially of the Georgian period), British Romanticism, and the cultural/performance history of Shakespeare. He will be teaching in the Department of English in the 2010–2011 year.
Bradley Rogers: Bradley completed a Ph.D. in Rhetoric at the University of California-Berkeley in May 2010. His dissertation was titled “The Discourse of Integration: From Musical Theater to Performance Studies,” and his project at the JHI will be “The Cinematization of Theatrical Experience, 1895–1955.” He works on the intersections of theatre and cinema history, phenomenology, and the theory of performance. He will be teaching in the Department of English in the 2010–2011 year.
INKE Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, 2010–2011
Jon Bath: Jon completed his Ph.D. in English at the University of Saskatchewan in 2009. His dissertation was titled “Blowing the Crystal Goblet: Transparent Book Design, 1350–1950.” His interests include book history, digital humanities, and media studies. He will be teaching graduate courses with the Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture and the Faculty of Information.