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Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities

The Brenda Daly Award for Outstanding Graduate Scholarship

 

DEADLINE: TBA

 

  • Description
  • Eligibility
  • Criteria
  • Submission

     

    Description:

    This award acknowledges an outstanding scholarly essay or research paper in the arts and humanities.

     

    Eligibility:

    Core arts and humanities departments or interdisciplinary programs associated with the Center may nominate one essay from among their currently enrolled graduate students.

    CEAH-affiliated departments and programs include, but are not limited to the following:

    Departments

    • Architecture
    • Art and Design
    • English
    • Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
    • History
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Music
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies
    • World Languages and Cultures

    Programs:

    • African American Studies
    • American Indian Studies
    • Bioethics
    • Dance
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies
    • Latino/a Studies
    • Textiles and Clothing
    • Theater
    • Women's Studies

     

    Questions regarding an applicants' eligibility should be directed to ceahdir@iastate.edu

     

    Criteria:

    All scholarly essays or research papers must be original research. Text length may not exceed 20-25 pages double-spaced.

     

    Submission:

    Deadline: Applications TBA, with the winner to be announced TBA.

    Department and program nominated entries must be received in two forms: electronically and in a hard copy format. Electronic submissions should be sent as pdfs to: snorvell@ iastate.edu. The hard copy format may be submitted by campus mail or hand-delivered to the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (171 Carver Hall).

     

      Submissions should include the following:

    • Six (6) paper copies of the scholarly essay or research paper, complete with end notes and bibliography as needed
    • A letter of transmission and nomination from the department chair. Only one copy of this letter need be provided.
    Please collate and staple copies; do not use paperclips or binder clips.

    Contact the Center staff with questions regarding the application process. Questions may be answered by contacting 294-1594.

     

Michelle Lynn Lecuyer, M.A. English, Specialization in Literature

Michelle Lynn Lecuyer, recipient for the 2008 Brenda Daly Award for Outstanding Graduate Scholarship with her paper titled, The Quest for Self and Spiritual Understanding On the Road.



Brenda Daly, CEAH Director, 2005-2008

Brenda Daly, former director of the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) from 2005 to 2008 at Iowa State University, is currently Emeritus University Professor of English. One of Daly's goals as director of CEAH was to encourage university scholars in the arts, design and humanities to engage in dialogue with the sciences and with the public. As representative of Imagining America at Iowa State, Daly initiated the "Imagining Iowa" project in which ISU faculty partner with the public to support scholarly explorations of aesthetic, environmental, ethical, and historical implications of the emerging bio-economy on Iowa communities and citizens.

In retirement in the Twin Cities, Daly continues scholarly activities that include the study of American women's narratives, both fiction and autobiography. She is currently gathering notes for a memoir tentatively titled, Rich Soil for Stories: A Geological Memoir of the Midwest, while also co-editing, with former graduate student Laurel Tweed, an anthology titled A World of Mothers, which includes twelve essays that examine the concerns of mothers around the globe at the close of the twentieth century.

Daly's publications include a co-edited collection, Narrating Mothers: Theorizing maternal Subjectivities (1991) and two single-author books Authoring a Life: A Woman's Survival in and through Literary Studies (SUNY 1998), and Lavish Self-Divisions: The Novels of Joyce Carol Oates (Mississippi 1996). She has also published numerous essays combining personal narrative, feminist theory, and pedagogy. Daly was editor of the NWSA Journal from 2003-2007.

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