I’m really excited to have received some funding to go to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin to look at their Brontë collection. I heard a few weeks ago, but they’ve just announced the fellowships on their website (http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/press/releases/2015/fellowships.html), so I thought I’d share. See here for the full list of fellows and the titles of their research projects.
I hope that my research at the Center is going to help me develop my work on what I see as Charlotte Brontë’s ambivalence about Victorian woman’s domestic missionary role and the perceived pleasures of conversion relationships. I’m also really looking forward to getting back to uninterrupted research in a library for days at a time.