Stillman Sophomore Receives UNCF/Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship
Stillman sophomore and Harte Honors English major, Lawrence Brown has been selected for the UNCF/Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship. The program provides a stipend of $1,800 per academic semester. In addition, each fellow receives a summer stipend, annual travel stipends, and funding to support research activities and GRE preparation.
As a fellow, Brown will be connected to a wide variety of programs that will assist him in his development as a scholar and will assist him in his application to graduate school. Through the network of affiliated Mellon programs, the UNCF/Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship Program will follow him through his tenure at Stillman and beyond.
All selected fellows are required to attend the UNCF/Mellon Summer Institute at Emory University. The Summer Institute begins the evening of May 31, 2012 and ends on June 30, 2012. Fellows will be in residence at Emory University for the month of June.
Dr. Norman Golar, Chair of the English Department at Stillman, will serve as the UNCF/Mellon Mentor for Brown as he develops his research that looks to explore the characterization of "moors" in European literary works: Henry M. Voltaire's “Candide” and William Shakespeare's “Othello.” In European literature, the moor concept is not readily discernible; however, Brown is interested in connecting the characterization of moors to those of African Americans--a process that situates European literature in Western thought on race. Brown will rely on scholarly works of African American theory to help with his analysis of the literature.
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