Bibliographical Society

Winners of the 2022 Battestin Fellowships

The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia announces the winners of its tenth 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 four fellowships, each amounting to $3500, have been awarded.

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

Molly Kathryn Kluever, “A Particular ‘Prick of Conscience’: UVA MMS E and Its Place in the Textual History of the Middle English Poem;

Lucas Martinez, “Touching Borges: Poetry and Presence in the Borges Archive”

William M. Nichols, “The Scholia to Ovid’s Metamorphoses in UVA MSS 9772”

Samantha L. Stephens “(Type)ing Brathwaite: Digital Transformations from Paper to Pixel”

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).