Two Fordham University faculty members have been selected to receive grants-in-aid that will enable them to attend programs at the Folger Institute in Washington, D.C.
Edward Cahill, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at Fordham College at Rose Hill and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, will use his grant to attend the institute’s spring conference in March on “Shakespeare in American Education 1607-1934,” which will examine the teaching of Shakespeare in the United States and how it has changed, given American political and social history. Michael Suarez, S.J., Ph.D., assistant professor of English at Fordham College at Rose Hill and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, will attend a seminar in April on “The Mental World of Restoration England,” by Annabel Patterson, Ph.D., Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University.
In addition to the two faculty members, Yvonne Rode, a master’s degree student in medieval studies, also has received a grant to take part in a workshop on paleography, the art of analyzing and reading handwriting. Typically, grants-in-aid cover the cost of travel, lodging and faculty release time.
Fordham has received a total of four grant awards from the Folger Institute during the 2006-2007 academic year. Susan Wabuda, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Fordham College at Rose Hill and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, was awarded a Folger Short-Term Fellowship in the fall to support her work on a biography of Tudor Bishop Hugh Latimer.
The Folger Institute is a center for advanced study and research in the humanities, sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library and a consortium of colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.