Bibliographical Society

Winners of the 2014 Battestin Fellowships

The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, at its annual meeting on March 21, 2014, announced the winners of its second round of Battestin Fellowships. The winners are:

Laura All, Sarah Storti, James Ascher, and Michael Pickard

Laura All, Sarah Storti, James Ascher, Kristina Warren, and Michael Pickard

  • Laura N. All, “The Secret History of Asterisks and Dashes: Highlights from the Gordon Collection”;
  • James P. Ascher, “The Features of American and French Books in 1785: Toward a Historical Dictionary for Bibliographical Analysis”;
  • Michael Pickard, “The Ledgers of William Strahan: A Selection”;
  • Sarah Anne Storti, “The Prehistory of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood: Rossetti at Work, 1840-1850″;
  • Kristina Warren, “Shape Notes: Printing, Lyrics, and Ritual in the U.S. South.”



These fellowships (each for $3500) are named in honor of Martin Battestin, Emeritus Professor of English at UVa, and his wife Ruthe, a literary scholar and member of the Society’s Council. The aim of the fellowships is to provide summer support for research in the UVa library by UVa graduate students who are working on bibliographical or textual projects.  The Selection Committee consisted of Michael Suarez (director of Rare Book School at UVa), G. Thomas Tanselle (president of the Bibliographical Society of UVa), and David Whitesell (curator in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at UVa).