"At Best, We're Merely Borrowers: Archival Research and the Creative Process" and "Looking Outward: New South Perspectives from Plantation Diaries"
Visiting Summer Research Fellowship
The Guion Griffis Johnson Fund
Talk: At Best, We're Merely Borrowers: Archival Research and the Creative Process
Rose Lambert-Sluder is a fiction writer whose stories borrow from the Southern oral tradition. Her work investigates the ways in which the historical South presses upon the present South. She received her MFA in Fiction from the University of Oregon.
Wilson Library Pre-Dissertation Prospectus Fellowship
Talk: Looking Outward: New South Perspectives from Plantation Diaries
Derek Wood is a Ph.D. student in the history department at Tulane University. His primary interest focuses on the reorganization of Louisiana plantation life after Reconstruction, and the goal of this project is to explore the Wilson Library's extensive holdings of Southern diary keepers. This project will analyze these underutilized sources in order to gain new insight and evaluations of everyday attitudes toward labor, class, race, and politics in the post-Civil War South.
This informal program is part of the summer and fall Wilson Library Research Forum. Each program is an opportunity to hear from one or more fellows about research work that draws on the collections and expertise of the Wilson Special Collections Library. Please visit Wilson Library’s grants and fellowships page to learn more.