John Bertolini awarded a Whiting fellowship

John Bertolini (English and American Literatures) has been awarded a fellowship from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation for a project titled Reading Classic American Dramas through Archival Videos. The grant will enable John to spend part of his Spring 2014 leave in New York City, at the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive (of the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts). He plans to study videos of NYC/Broadway productions of classic American drama (1930-1960) for what new insights they may offer to him about these plays that he can then relay to students in the courses he teaches on American drama. Study of these Broadway productions will also inform his ongoing scholarship on classic American drama.