University of California - Los Angeles, Center for 17th- & 18th-century Studies & William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
9 Month Research Fellowships: Resituating the Comedia
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|Location:||California, United States|
Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships at UCLA's Clark Library
This theme-based resident fellowship program, established with the support of the Ahmanson Foundation and the J. Paul Getty Trust, is designed to promote the participation of junior scholars in the Center’s yearlong core program. Awards are for three consecutive quarters in residence at the Clark. Scholars must have received their doctorates in the last six years, and their research should pertain to the announced theme. Fellows are expected to make a substantive contribution to the Center’s workshops and seminars.
Stipend: $50,760 for the three-quarter period including paid medical benefits for scholar and dependents.
2020–21 Core Program:
Resituating the Comedia
—organized by Barbara Fuchs (University of California, Los Angeles)
Studies of the 17th-century Hispanic comedia have been reinvigorated by a strong turn to both early modern and contemporary performance. Scholars have also explored the transnational reception of the corpus, its translation, and its adaptation. This focus on performance and transnational reception has changed our understanding of the corpus, as of individual plays within it, by foregrounding questions of ideology and canonicity, situatedness and transformation.
Building on the efforts of UCLA’s Working Group on the Comedia in Translation and Performance and its Diversifying the Classics initiative, as well as the Clark’s strong holdings in both French and English reworkings of the comedia, this year-long program explores new contexts for Hispanic classical theater. In addition to presenting new research, the program will provide an opportunity for practitioners to encounter new plays, for working translators to share methodologies and interact with practitioners, and for all involved to become acquainted with the Clark’s collections in the history of European drama and performance.
Three conferences will highlight and examine new comedia studies, with its emphasis on performance and transnational reception. Roundtables and workshops with local scholars and practitioners, as well as sessions to present Clark materials, will complement the papers.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2020
The Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies
Fellowship inquires may be directed to Myrna Ortiz at email@example.com or 310-206-8552.
|Primary Category:||Early Modern History and Period Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies
Theatre and Performance History / Studies