Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Summer Grants for Doctoral Research, Part 2

Beginning in 2008, the English Department inaugurated a grant program to assist doctoral students with their research and publication during the summers. Funded by contributions from faculty and alumni, each year the Department awards two Summer Grants for Doctoral Research of $250 each to help defray the costs of researching and writing scholarly articles and other academic work.

Last summer, Erin Johns received one of these grants to help her work on an essay on the Coen Brothers' movie No Country for Old Men, which had been accepted for an essay collection entitled No Country for Old Men: From Novel to Film, edited by Lynnea Chapman King, Rick Wallach, and Jim Welsh. Erin used the grant money to buy primary and secondary DVD and book sources as well as travel to and from the University of Pittsburgh's library in order to do research for the essay. The book in which her essay will appear is due out from Scarecrow Press in September.

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