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Three receive UT Martin Faculty Research Awards for 2017-18

07-27-2017


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut




MARTIN, Tenn. – Three members of the University of Tennessee at Martin faculty have received internal faculty research grants through the UT Martin Faculty Research Grant Program to participate in organized programs of study and research and further their knowledge in relation to the courses they teach.

Dr. Timothy Smith, lecturer of history; Dr. Charles Bradshaw, associate professor of English; and Dr. Anton Garcia-Fernandez, assistant professor of Spanish, have been chosen to receive grant assistance for the 2017-18 academic year.

Smith will conduct research to produce a modern, comprehensive, academic account of Benjamin Grierson’s “Epic Raid through the Civil War in Mississippi.” Smith will research several manuscript repositories in Washington, D.C., Illinois and Mississippi as the basis for a narrative and analytical history of the raid. The completed manuscript will be considered for publication.

Bradshaw will research Mark Twain’s novella “A Horse’s Tail” and use the British Library in London as a basis for research tying Twain’s references to Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show to popular sentiment in both America and Europe. He will spend the remainder of his time drafting a scholarly introduction to the novella for the University of Nebraska Press.

Garcia-Fernandez will use his leave period to write a book-length study of Alvaro Cunqueiro Mora’s body of work. Mora is a Galician novelist, poet, playwright and journalist whose often-overlooked literary work made crucial contributions to the world of Spanish literature. Garcia-Fernandez will conduct research of Mora’s works in both Spanish and Galician to compose a paper for academic presentation and publication.

The UT Martin Faculty Research Grant Program is designed to provide compensation for faculty conducting preliminary studies leading to external grant proposals for long-term support or publication. Regular, full-time UT Martin faculty are welcome to apply.

For more information on the grant program or the current or past recipients, contact the UT Martin Office of Research, Grants and Contracts at 731-881-7015.
 
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PHOTO ID: (l-r) Dr. Timothy Smith, lecturer of history; Dr. Charles Bradshaw, associate professor of English; and Dr. Anton Garcia-Fernandez, assistant professor of Spanish, have been chosen to receive grant assistance for the 2017-18 academic year.

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