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Ernest G. Moll Faculty Research Professorship in Literary Studies

You will need:
2018–19 Research Fellowship application

Deadline: 10/30/17

There is not a separate application form for this fellowship. The Moll Professorship is awarded each year to the OHC Faculty Research Fellowship applicant with the most outstanding proposal in the field of literary studies. The Moll Professor is given a term free of teaching (i.e.:, a single course buy-out during the research term) to engage in full-time research, as well as a $1,000 research account to be used during the fellowship year.

The Ernest G. Moll Faculty Research Professorship in Literary Studies was established in 2003 with a generous gift from English Department alumna Maribeth W. Collins (BA 1940). Ms. Collins was a student of Ernest Gerry Moll, a UO English professor/poet who taught in the English Department from 1928 to1966. Moll played a significant role in the development of Collins' life-long interest in poetry, and the two struck up a meaningful correspondence toward the end of his life.  Ms. Collins established this fellowship to honor the memory of her favorite professor.

For more information, please contact Julia Heydon at 346-1001 or

Past Moll fellows

Tara Fickle, English: Serious Play: Assimilating Games in Asian America

Anne Kreps, Religious Studies: The Crucified Book: Sanctifying the Written Word from Valentinus to Constantine

David Wacks, Romance Languages: Spanish Crusader Fiction

Lanie Millar, Romance Languages: Disappointment in Cuban and Angolan Novels After Revolution

Mark Whalan, English: World War One, American Literature, and the Federal State

Lara Bovilsky, English: Almost Human: The Bounds of Personhood in Early Modern England

Mary E. Wood, English: Writing Displacement, Medicine, and Well-Being in the Age of Global Capitalism

Evlyn Gould, Romance Languages: Salons and Cénacles in Fin de siècle Paris

Frederick Colby, Religious Studies: Spanish Muslim Visions of Heaven and Hell in the 13th Century CE

Gina Herrmann, Romance Languages: Jorge Semprun: Duty of the Witness, Task of the Writer

Karen McPherson, Romance Languages: Growing Old and Realizing Life in Marie-Claire Blais's Soifs Cycle

Michael Stern, German and Scandinavian: The Essential Gesture

Courtney Thorsson, English: Revolutionary Recipes: Foodways and African American Literature

Leah Middlebrook, Comparative Literature and Romance Languages: On Muses and Mathesis

Liz Bohls, English: African Exploration and British Slavery: Mungo Park’s Coffle

David Wacks, Romance Languages: Hebrew Literature and Hispanic Culture

Soojung “Susanna” Lim, Robert D. Clark Honors College: Revolution and the Yellow Peril: East Asia and the End of Empire in Russian Modernism

Deborah Shapple, English: Uneven Exchanges: Narratives of Realism in 19th-Century South Africa

Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, Romance Languages: Cities in Ruins in Modern Poetry

Katya Hokanson, Comparative Literature and REEES: Theatrical Asides: Gender and Nation in Russian Women’s Travel Writing

Ellen Rees, German and Scandinavian: Genre and Space in Cora Sandel’s Short Prose

William Rossi, English: Clutching a Rainbow, Frying a Rat: Walden’s Double Evolutionary Narrative

Dianne Dugaw, English: The Hidden Baroque in Britain and the Gendering of Literary History

Evlyn Gould, Romance Languages: Turning Around Dreyfus: Educating Citizens During the Third Republic in France


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