In 2018-19, MHRA is expanding its Research Scholarship programme: up to four awards will be made in this round, and applications are now open. Full details can be found on our Funding page.

The Research Scholarships support early career researchers who, having completed a Ph.D., are developing their theses into what will become their first books. The three outgoing scholars, who were winners in 2017-18, are:

Dr Luis Castellvi Laukamp (Hispanic Studies, University of Cambridge) for his project Hispanic Baroque Ekphrasis, which examines the influence of the seminal Baroque poem Soledades (‘Solitudes’) (1613) by Luis de Góngora (Spain, 1561-1627) on the visual and artistic imagination of the Spanish American Creole authors, Hernando Domínguez Camargo (1606-1659) and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695).

Dr Leila Mukhida (German, King’s College London), for Sensitive Subjects: The Political Aesthetic of Contemporary German and Austrian Cinema. Dr Mukhida’s monograph argues that writings from within the Frankfurt School tradition of cultural theory have continued valency as theoretical models and methodological resources for an analysis of the politics of contemporary German and Austrian film.

Dr Richard Mason (French, King’s College London), for his monograph project entitled Jean Genet: Fictions of Intimacy, which explores the relationship between intimacy, form and intelligibility in Genet’s novels.

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