We are delighted to announce the recipients of the OCLW/ODNB research bursaries and Tony Gray Visiting Scholarship for 2017/2018.
The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing Tony Gray Visiting Scholarship has been awarded to Dr Rebecca Bullard, Associate Professor in English Literature at the University of Reading. For the next academic year, Rebecca will be joining the community of OCLW Visiting Scholars to work on her project on “Obituaries and New Media, 1700-1780“. Her work explores the emergence of the obituary as a popular genre in the 18th century and addresses the impact of gender, socio-economic and class status, geographical region and new media, such as periodicals and newspapers, on the structure and style of these texts. The research carried out during her time at OCLW will form part of Rebecca's monograph The Oxford History of Life-Writing, volume 3: The Eighteenth Century.
This time, OUP has awarded two bursaries in association with the OCLW: they go to Dr Katherine Collins, an academic and creative writer working across the disciplines of sociology and life writing, for her project on British expatriate communities in Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries; and Alice Little, DPhil candidate in Music at the University of Oxford, who will study the unacknowledged musicians contributing to J.B. Malchair's music collection in the 18th century. To find out more about Katherine and Alice's projects follow this link.
Photo from left to bottom: Dr Katherine Collins, Dr Rebecca Bullard, and Alice Little.