Anna Deters (05) sends word that she successfully defended her PhD dissertation this past May at Washington University in St. Louis. In addition, her article, “‘Glorious Perverseness’: Pride and Domestic Heroism in Richardson’s Novels” won the 2012 Eighteenth Century Fiction Best Graduate Essay Contest. The article appears in the Fall 2013 edition of the journal (available via Project MUSE). Congratulations, Anna, and may your successes prefigure a long and successful academic career.
Travis Williams (10) has won the Year of Ulysses International Art Competition, sponsored by the Modernist Versions Project, with his life-size drawing of a human body based upon James Joyce’s Ulysses. The drawing was first produced for Professor Kathleen O’Gorman’s class on Joyce in 2009. Travis describes the inspiration for the drawing in this way: “In a chart published in Stuart Gilbert’s James Joyce’s Ulysses: a Study, each of the eighteen episodes of Ulysses are shown to correspond to an episode or character of The Odyssey and, with the exception of three episodes, to a specific organ of the human body. Using this systematic diagram as my guide, I have reconstructed Joyce’s Ulysses in the form of a life-size drawing of the human body, illustrating each organ using only words from the corresponding episodes of the novel.”
Congratulations, Travis, on having your exceptionally creative work get the international recognition it deserves!