Bibliographical Society

Winners of the 2021 Battestin Fellowships

The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia announces the winners of its ninth round of Battestin Fellowships.  These fellowships are named in honor of Martin Battestin, a former distinguished 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 by UVA graduate students who are working on bibliographical or textual projects. This year five fellowships, each amounting to $3500, have been awarded.

The winners and the titles of their projects are as follows:

Austin J. Benson, “Digital and Manuscript-Based Approaches to Understanding the South English Legendary

Rebecca Elise Foote, “Mapping the Poetic Imaginary: Julia de Burgos in the Archive”

Kelsey Eren Jaye, “Mapping Deliverance: Spatial Representations of Slavery and Liberation in the 1858–1872 Writings of John Washington”

Meaghan M. Walsh, “’The Humor of Life’: Caricature and Satire in Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century Illustration”

Chloe Downe Wells, “Tracing Steichen’s Mark in Stieglitz’s Camera Work”

The Selection Committee consisted of Michael F. Suarez (professor of English and director of Rare Book School at UVA), G. Thomas Tanselle (past-president of the Bibliographical Society of UVA), and David Whitesell (curator in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at UVA and a member of the Society’s Council).