A Florida State University English doctoral candidate has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to improve accessibility of graphic and visual narratives for blind and low-vision readers.
History of Text Technologies
Professor of Physics Jorge Piekarewicz and Professor of English Gary Taylor have been selected to receive the honor for 2021-2022. Both professors are from the College of Arts and Sciences, representing the breadth and strength of FSU’s largest and most academically diverse college.
In the beginning, there was the word . . . then another word, and another. Words were strung together into sentences and sentences expanded into conversations, dialogues and arguments. When humans realized words and symbols could be used to persuade other humans to think or act in certain ways, rhetoric was realized as a discipline.
A professor in Florida State's Department of English is part of an international team that has won a prestigious academic grant to study how texts were translated from other languages and printed in England during the Renaissance.
Professor Elaine Treharne of the Department of English has been elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a scholarly organization chartered by Britain’s Queen Victoria in 1868.
Meaghan Brown, a Ph.D. student in FSU’s interdisciplinary History of Text Technologies (HoTT) program, is one of just 15 students nationwide to win a $25,000 Mellon Dissertation Fellowship for Research in Original Sources.
World-renowned scholar Gary Taylor has been named lead editor of The New Oxford Shakespeare and plans to ensure that the new edition is far more than a traditional book. “I will be actively pushing for a multipronged digital presence,” said Taylor, director of Florida State's History of Text Technologies program.
Professor Elaine Treharne of the Department of English has been elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (of London), one of the oldest and most prestigious Royal Societies in the world.