Professor Kathleen Coyne Kelly is one of the five inaugural recipients of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities Dean’s Research Development awards. Kathleen will travel to Tintagel Castle in Cornwall as part of her research for her book manuscript, “Lost and Invented Ecologies: The Medieval Natural World,” which examines medieval literary texts, maps and other documents to explore the narratives of places that either no longer exist or have changed dramatically.
Laurie Edwards has published In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America (Bloomsbury/Walker, 2013). Ms. Edwards, a Lecturer in the Writing Program, holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She is developing a creative writing program for chronically ill children at Children’s Hospital Boston, for which she was recently awarded a Teachers as Writers Fellowship from the prestigious Calderwood Writing Initiative at the Boston Athenaeum.
*Update 4/12/13: Ms. Edwards’ Fresh Air interview can be heard online at: http://www.npr.org/2013/04/11/176688401/living-with-chronic-pain-in-the-kingdom-of-the-sick.
Laurie also has an new article on WBUR’s Cognoscenti blog at:http://cognoscenti.wbur.org/2013/04/12/sandwich-generation-laurie-edwards
The English Department congratulates doctoral candidate Alicia Peaker, who has been awarded a Friends of the Smith College Libraries (FSCL) Scholar-in-Residence Award. The FSCL award supports research visits of four to six weeks for scholars using the rich resources of the Sophia Smith Collection and Smith College Archives. During her period in residence Alicia will draw on these archives for work on her dissertation, “‘The Different Way We Tried to Respond’: Women, Literature, and the Environment, 1890-1950.” FSCL scholars are expected to give a work-in-progress colloquium to the Smith College community during their residency.