Monday, July 9, 2012

David Almond Fellowship Winners Announced, reprint

Inaugural David Almond Fellows

In spring 2012 the Children’s Literature Unit in Newcastle
University’s School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
and Seven Stories, the national centre for children’s books announced
the creation of David Almond Fellowships. The Fellowships aim to
promote high-quality research in the Seven Stories collections of a
kind that will call attention to the collections’ breadth and
scholarly potential. The competition closed on 1 June. A strong field
of candidates from scholars at different stages in their careers and
from several countries applied to become the first David Almond
Fellows. Applications were judged on the merit of projects and their
ability to make full use of the Seven Stories collections. The
successful candidates for the 2012 awards are Eve Lacey and Dr. Keith

Eve Lacey read English at King’s College, Cambridge. Since graduating
in 2011 she has completed a research internship at the Fitzwilliam
Museum in Cambridge. Eve reviews for various online journals and
websites. Her research focuses on 'Illustrated Bodies and Traces of
Disability'. Eve plans to look at material relating to David Almond's
Heaven Eyes and Jacqueline Wilson's The Illustrated Mum.

Keith O'Sullivan lectures in English at the Church of Ireland College
of Education in Dublin. He recently co-edited the well-received volume
Irish Children’s Literature: New Perspectives on Contemporary Writing
(Routledge, 2011) and is currently co-editing a volume on Children’s
Literature and New York City, also for Routledge. Keith’s project
will examine some early Philip Pullman materials in the Seven Stories
archives for evidence of iconoclastic subtexts.

Details of the resulting projects will be provided early in 2013 in
tandem with application details for the 2013 round of David Almond

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