Letters


Spring 2006, Vol. 14, No. 2 (requires Adobe Acrobat)

The Inaugural College of Arts and Science Fellowship Awards

The Warren Center is pleased to announce the inaugural College of Arts and Science Fellowship awards. The 2005/2006 recipients are graduate students Kathleen Eamon and Brian McInnis. Designed to support innovation and excellence in graduate student research, the award offers the recipients a service-free year of support to enable full-time work on the dissertation. Each award includes tuition, a stipend, and a research budget, plus affiliation with the Warren Center.

The Arts and Science Fellows are integrated into the center’s interdisciplinary scholarly community through participation in regular lunches, seminars, and special events. As the capstone to their fellowship experience, Eamon and McInnis will each present a public lecture during the spring semester, sponsored by the College of Arts and Science and the Warren Center.

Eamon is a doctoral student in philosophy. Her current research centers on cultural symbolism and political agency. In her dissertation, titled “Subject and Symbol: Practical Reason and Political Knowledge in Kant, Hegel, Marx, and Freud,” she inquires into the possibilities and limits of political knowledge and practical reason, particularly how cultural institutions are symbolically structured and how political discourses and practices can contribute to their legitimation as well as to their destabilization, critique, and subversion. With regard to practicability, Eamon investigates the institution of marriage as a cultural symbol, examining the articulation and interpretations of marriage in different public discourses (legal, political, and religious). In 2004, Eamon participated in the Warren Center Graduate Student Summer Fellows Program.

McInnis is a doctoral student in German. His dissertation is titled “Reading the Moral Code: Theories of Mind and Body in Eighteenth-Century Germany.” In it, he argues that around 1750 authors develop an anthropological discourse in Pietist, medical, and moral magazines. This development suggests an early turn in Enlightenment anthropological thought, some twenty years earlier than is currently assumed. In future research, he plans to study anthropological magazines of the late Enlightenment in the context of Karl Philipp Moritz’s Magazin zur Erfahrungsseelenkunde (1783– 1793). McInnis was also a participant in the Warren Center’s 2005 Summer Graduate Student Fellows Program.

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