Visiting Scholars
2013-2014

Michelle Lyons

University of Connecticut
Manchester, Connecticut

Jason Rotstein
Independent Scholar
Brighton, Massachusetts

Hedi Jaouad
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs,
New York

Anna Parejo Vadillo
Birkbeck College
London, England


Visiting Scholars Program

The Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University is currently accepting applications for research fellowships for 2014-2015.

The primary focus of the Library's collections are the lives and works of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning; included are original letters and manuscripts, books from the poets' library, first and successive editions of their poetry, as well as criticism and other secondary works and materials. In addition to the world's largest collection of material on the Brownings, the library has a growing collection of nineteenth-century women poets, over 1400 nineteenth-century British sermons and religious pamphlets, significant research materials in many areas of Victorian culture, and research holdings of Matthew Arnold, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Ruskin, J. H. and F. W. Newman, Joseph Milsand, George MacDonald and other Victorian writers. The Milsand Archive contains over 50,000 items, mostly in French, relating to Browning, the Milsand family, and the Anglo-French literary scene from the 1860s to 80s. Additional information about the Library's collections is also available in the online Browning Guide.

The Library offers one-month fellowships to visiting scholars pursuing doctoral, post-doctoral, or equivalent research. Each Fellow is expected to be in residence and to conduct research in the collections during the majority of the award period and is expected to give a 30- to 45-minute presentation regarding some aspect of their research project. The fellowship is primarily designed to provide access to the Library for scholars who reside outside the immediate area. The stipend for recipients within the continental United States is $2,250 and for those from outside the U.S., $2,750 (to be used for travel and housing expenses). Preference is given to applicants able to take up the fellowship during the academic year.

To apply, candidates should send a formal letter of application that includes the preferred dates of study and a brief research proposal (not to exceed three pages) emphasizing the relationship of the Armstrong Browning Library collections to the proposed project. The applicant should also enclose a curriculum vitae and arrange to have two confidential letters of recommendation sent to the Director.

Application documents and letters should be received by May 1, 2014. Awards will be announced for the following academic year (September through June) by May 31, 2014. For additional information, contact Christi Klempnauer (254.710.4968). Mail all documents to:

Director
Armstrong Browning Library, Department 4
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97152
Waco, TX 76798-7152
(fax: 254.710.3552)