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UNCG’s latest Folger Institute colloquium scholar

Photo of Folger InstituteUNCG joined the prestigious Folger Institute consortium in Fall 2011. In each of the years since, it has had a student Folger colloquium scholar.

This year, English doctoral student Lauren Shook has been chosen to participate in the Folger Institute’s year-long colloquium on “Constructing and Representing Authorship in Early Modern England.” It will be led by Renaissance scholar Barbara K. Lewalski (Harvard University).

Last year, History doctoral student James Findley earned a similar distinction.

Consortium membership benefits for UNCG graduate students and faculty include preferred application status for Folger Institute programs. The institute is dedicated to research in the humanities at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.

Shook was chosen out of a competitive field of Folger Institute consortium faculty members and advanced graduate students, says Dr. Christopher Hodgkins. She will attend eight monthly colloquium meetings from October 2013 through May 2014 at the Folger Shakespeare Library

Shook is currently at the dissertation stage in her doctoral program in the UNCG English department. Her goal is to teach at a university, where she looks forward to conducting research and helping graduate students increase their knowledge.

Her dissertation topic is on female authorship in early modern England, which aligns well with the upcoming colloquium topic.“What I look forward to the most about this opportunity is the chance to work with other scholars in my field and to work with Dr. Barbara Lewalski, whose scholarship I greatly admire,” Shook says. “I’m also excited to be able to use the colloquium to workshop chapters of my dissertation.”

See information about UNCG’s membership in the Folger Institute at http://www.uncg.edu/eng/awrn/folger_institute.html

By Mike Harris