Faculty Accomplishments February 2012
Mount Holyoke College
Tom Wartenburg (Philosophy) received a grant from the American Philosophical Association for $5,000 - the largest grant awarded this year - for a project with videographer Julie Akeret, “What's the Big Idea?” – a website for teaching philosophy to middle school children using clips from popular films. The first part, on bullying, will be up and running soon.
Kate Singer (English) was awarded a Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr., Research Grant for the year 2012 by the Keats-Shelley Association ($2,500). It will allow her to look at manuscripts and commonplace books of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Felicia Hemans in the Pforzheimer Collection and the New York Public Library.
Carolyn Shread (French) was awarded the 2010-11 Florence Howe Award for feminist scholarship in the field of Modern Languages for her essay "On Becoming in Translation: Articulating Feminisms in the Translation of Marie Vieux-Chauvet's Les Rapaces."
Indira Peterson published “Multilingual Dramas at the Tanjavur Maratha Court and Literary Cultures in Early Modern South India” in The Medieval History Journal.
Katherine Schmeiser published “Learning to Export: Export Growth and the Destination Decision of Firms” in Journal of International Economics