Doctoral accomplishments

Three English graduate students earn national recognition

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9:44 a.m., May 10, 2013--Three doctoral students in the University of Delaware Department of English have won national awards in recognition of their work.

Clayton Zuba was awarded a Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellowship, Christopher LaCasse received the Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowship, and Kyle Meikle won the Thomas Erskine Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Adaptation Studies.

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Zuba's 12-month fellowship will support his research and dissertation writing at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, where his principal adviser will be William Truettner, the senior painting curator. Zuba is a third-year doctoral student working at UD with Edward Larkin and Martin Brückner, both associate professors of English and material culture studies

The Platzman Fellowship will enable LaCasse to spend a week visiting the University of Chicago Library's Special Collections, where he will conduct archival research for a dissertation chapter on the literary magazine Poetry. He is a fourth-year doctoral student working with Ann Ardis, professor of English and interim deputy provost at UD.

Meikle's award is from Literature/Film Quarterly, which will publish his essay "Rematerializing Adaptation Theory" in an upcoming issue of the journal. Meikle is a second-year doctoral student working in the early stages of a dissertation project under the direction of Thomas Leitch, professor of English.

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