Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
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Contact: Dave Marr 706-542-3966
Willson Center Faculty Research Fellowship recipients participate in one of two Virginia Mary Macagnoni Fellows Symposia on campus during the academic year. The fall 2013 symposium includes six Willson Center fellows whose research is connected to the fine arts, and is presented in conjunction with the UGA's 2013 Spotlight on the Arts festival.The participants and the titles of their research projects are:Rachel Gabara, associate professor of romance languages; "Reclaiming Realism: From Documentary Film in Africa to African Documentary Film"Jamie Kreiner, assistant professor of history; "The Premodern Pig"Nicolas Morrissey, assistant professor of Asian art; "The Buddhist Caves at Pitalkhora, Western India"Thomas Peterson, professor of Italian; "Italian Representations of America (1935-1965)"Susan Rosenbaum, associate professor of English' "Imaginary Museums: Surrealism, American Poetry, and the Visual Arts in New York, 1920-1970"Emily Sahakian, assistant professor of theatre and French; "Dramatic Disconnects: Slavery’s Legacy in French Caribbean Theatre by Women" The Virginia Mary Macagnoni Prize for Innovative Research was established by Dr. Virginia Macagnoni, Professor Emeritus in the College of Education, to be awarded annually to the top-ranked recipient of the Willson Center Research Fellowship. The Macagnoni Prize provides a $2,000 stipend to enable scholars and artists to expand their understanding of the world through travel, attendance at conferences, purchase of vital tools or archival materials and use of other resources relevant to their work. In 1967, Macagnoni became the first woman to join the faculty of the College of Education.