Three Penn State Brandywine faculty members have received Individual Faculty Grants from the University's Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH), which helps to fund the research and creative projects of individual faculty members in and across the arts and humanities at Penn State.
The award will support materials, travel for research and creative activity, costs related to publication, wages for research assistance and teaching release time for Professor of English Phyllis Cole, Associate Professor of English Maureen Fielding, and Distinguished Professor of English Adam Sorkin.
Cole's grant was for this past semester, unlike those of Sorkin and Fielding, and has funded two research projects--an invited paper and a special issue of a journal--having to do with American feminist and Transcendentalist Margaret Fuller (1810-50), the bicentennial of whose birth is May 23.
Fielding is currently working on a novel about the Cold War and will use the grant to travel to Berlin to do research on the Stasi or East German Ministry for State Security.
Sorkin's grant will be used to complete the introduction to and translation, from Romanian to English, of "The Book of Winter" by the Romanian poet Ion Muresan, the third of three books of Romanian poetry proposed to him by the Center for the Book of the Romanian Cultural Institute in Bucharest, and which will be published by the University of Plymouth Press in England.