During the summer, two professors from the Furman Department of English were among the nearly 40 scholars selected for residencies at the Research Triangle Park-based National Humanities Center. Funded through The Duke Endowment, Nick Radel and Michele Speitz used the four-week stint to make headway on their scholarly works. “I would still be writing if not for that gift of time,” said Radel about his work on scholarship surrounding “Richard II.”
Speitz, who focused on her monograph, “Technologies of the Sublime: Romantic Materialisms and the Mechanical Supernatural,” said, “It’s hard to imagine a better place for propelling your scholarly activity. I’ve never been so free to pursue my ideas, nor have I ever made as much progress on my work …”
Furman President Elizabeth Davis also noted the “extraordinary opportunity” the residencies provide. “[The funding from The Duke Endowment] makes it possible for our faculty to attend and grow as scholars in their fields, which, in turn, creates a more robust learning experience for our students.” Read more in an article appearing on The Duke Endowment website.