Elizabeth Cullingford, Chair PAR 108, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991
The Department of English Congratulates Jorie Woods
Recipient of Rome Prize for Renaissance Research
Posted: May 4, 2007
Woods earned the fellowship for her research project, ''Weeping for Dido: Male Writers and Female Emotions in the Medieval and Renaissance Classroom.'' She will examine 14th and 15th century manuscripts of classical texts in the Vatican and other Italian libraries to understand how female emotions were taught in the all-male Renaissance-era classroom.
''This new project combines archival research into how students were taught during the Renaissance with insights I've gained from the pre-modern literature courses I teach at UT,'' Woods said. ''Spending eleven months in Rome will be a dream come true.''
Established in 1894 and chartered by an Act of Congress in 1905, the academy is the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities. It is located on the Janiculum, Rome's highest hill.