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Beinecke Research Fellowships

The Beinecke offers research fellowships in all areas of early modern scholarship. For visiting scholars, the Beinecke hosts both short- and long-term post-doctoral research fellowships; for Yale graduate students, research fellowships are offered for pre- and post-prospectus projects. For further information, visit the “Fellowships” category of the Beinecke Library web-site.

Welcome to the 2008-2009 Osborn Fellows

The Beinecke is very happy to welcome the two James M. Osborn Post-Doctoral Fellows in British Studies for the 2008-2009 academic year.

James M. Osborn Post-doctoral Fellows in British Studies, Junior Scholar, July 2008 – June 2009
Rachel Teukolsky, Vanderbilt University
Project title: Aesthetics and Medium: Material Histories of Word and Image in the Long Nineteenth Century

Rachel Teukolsky will be an assistant professor of English at Vanderbilt University in fall 2008. She previously taught for four years in the English department at the Pennsylvania State University. Her book on Victorian aesthetics and art writing is forthcoming from Oxford University Press; in a new project, she will explore the relationship between high art cultures and material cultures in the long nineteenth century, juxtaposing aesthetic history with the rise of modern media. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in PMLA, English Literary History, and in edited collections on Victorian studies. She has taught courses on Victorian literature and culture, word and image, literary theory, and the literature of travel, among others.

James M. Osborn Post-doctoral Fellow in British Studies, Junior Scholar, July 2008 – June 2009 Charles-Edouard Levillain, Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study
Project title: Louis XIV’s Grand Strategy and its Impact on Anglo-Dutch Politics

Charles-Edouard Levillain was educated at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm, in Paris, where he specialized in English history and literature (1992-1998). He also holds a degree in Public Law and Administration from Sciences Po Paris (1997). He spent a year at King’s College London as Visiting Fellow (1999-2000) and successfully defended his doctoral thesis at the Sorbonne in 2003. He was teaching assistant at the Sorbonne (1998-2001), Fondation Thiers scholar (2001-2002), teaching assistant in Amiens (2002-2004), before being appointed Lecturer in British Studies at Sciences Po Lille – Université de Lille 2. In 2007-2008, he was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study (Wassenaar). His work concentrates on Anglo-Franco-Dutch relations in the early part of the long eighteenth-century (c.1650 – c.1720), with a special interest in the interaction between diplomatic and political history. He has written articles on William III (1650-1702), the Glorious Revolution (1688), Andrew Marvell, Dutch propaganda against Louis XIV on the eve of the guerre de Hollande (1669-1672) and the role of Tacitism in the Anglo-Dutch Republic of Letters (1651-1698). He is now busy completing a book on the impact of Louis XIV’s foreign policy on Anglo-Dutch politics (1668-1688). The French version will be out in 2009 or 2010. A slightly different English version is in the making. Charles-Edouard Levillain is also co-editing with Koen Stapelbroek a conference volume on Dutch Decline in the Eighteenth Century. The volume will include a substantial article on Montesquieu’s trip to Holland (1729).

Digital Commonplacing

Three commonplace books from the Osborn collection of English literary and historical manuscripts have been placed in the Beinecke flickr commons, for reader’s readings, writings, and paleographical perplexities. The digital commonplace can be found on the Beinecke Flickr Laboratory Photostream, at:

The works are: Osborn b205, a mid-17th century commonplace book which includes Shakespeare’s second sonnet; Osborn b115, a late-17th century commonplace book, most likely from a Cambridge University member and containing bawdy and satirical verses; Osborn b356, an 18th-century commonplace book containing poems by Herrick, Jonson, Corbet, and many unidentified poets. Poetic identifications welcome, the more spurious the better.

Read, delight, excoriate, enjoy!

Welcome to the Beinecke’s Summer Graduate Fellows!

The Beinecke is very happy to welcome this year’s Yale graduate fellows, and will be inviting them to post a column on their findings over the course of the summer.

Welcome to Beinecke Early Modern

Welcome to Early modern at the Beinecke, a new blog highlighting the Beinecke Rare and Manuscript Library’s British and European collections, from 1500 to 1800. This blog will include introductions of new acquisitions, conversations by researchers and research fellows, and information on events, resources, and exciting whatnots of the Beinecke’s early modern-iana.