Faculty Book Manuscript Workshop Awards, 2019-2020

Monday, April 15, 2019
Books

The Franklin Humanities Institute is pleased to grant Faculty Book Manuscript Workshops to the following recipients for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Additional awards may be announced during the Fall 2019 semester.

Sarah Beckwith, Katherine Everett Gilbert Professor of English, English Department
Shakespeare, Ethics, Tragedy

William Johnson, Professor, Department of Classical Studies
The Cultures of Reading in the Ancient Mediterranean World: Jews, Christians, Greeks, Romans, and Others
(This multi-author project is funded under the "innovative major publications" category, and the workshop will have a public component.)

Ellen McLarney, Associate Professor, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Black Arts, Black Muslims: Race, Religion, and Culture in America

Sarah Wilbur, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Dance Program
Funding Bodies: Five Decades of Dance “Making” at the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts (1965­–2016)

The Faculty Book Manuscript workshop program allows faculty to invite two experts in their field and an acquisitions editor from a major scholarly press to campus. During a half-day workshop, these guests present their thoughts on the manuscript, followed by a response from the author and discussion with a broader group of invited faculty from Duke and other universities in the Triangle. The workshop provides a structure for generating constructive, informed criticism on near-final book manuscripts, at a moment in the writing process when authors can most effectively utilize such feedback.

Launched in 2008 and supported by the Mellon Foundation from 2011 to 2015, the Workshops are currently funded by the Provost as part of "Together Duke," the University's academic strategic plan.