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Helen Tartar First Book Subvention Award

For additional details on the Helen Tartar Book Subvention award and the applications process, click here.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018-2019 Helen Tartar Book Subvention award:

  • Rossen Djaglov, New York University, "From internationalism to Postcolonialism:  Literature and Cinema between the Second and Third World"
  • Aliyah R. Khan, University of Michigan, "Far from Mecca:  Globalizing the Muslim Caribbean"
  • Jonathon Repinecz, George Mason University, "Subversive Traditions:  Reinventing the West African Epic"
Past winners of the Helen Tartar Book Subvention award

2018 -  Lucy Alford, Collegiate Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, "Forms of Poetics"
Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra, Assistant Professor, Penn State, "The Dictator Novel:  Writers and Politics in the Global South"
Hoda El-Shakry, Assistant Professor, Penn State, "The Literary Qur'an:  Narrative Ethics inthe Maghreb"

2017 - Lindsey Green-Simms, Assistant Professor, English Department, American University, "Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa" (University of Minnesota Press, 2017)
Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor, English Department, UC Berkeley, "Empire of Touch: Feminine Political Labor and the Fabrication of East Bengal, 1905-2015"
Tobias Warner, Assistant Professor of French and Italian, UC Davis, "Unwinding Translation: Decolonization, World Literature and the Politics of Language in Senegal"

2016 - Sarah Dowling, Assistant Professor, English Department, University of Washington Bothell, "Remote Intimacies: Multilingualism and the Poetics of Personhood"
Cedric Tolliver, Assistant Professor, English Department, University of Houston, "Of Vagabonds and Fellow Travelers: African Diaspora Literary Culture and the Cultural Cold War"
Damon Young, Dept. of French and Film/Media, University of California, Berkeley, "Making Sex Public: Cinema, Sex, and the Social" (University of California, Berkeley, 2013)

2015 - Jessie Labov, Associate Professor, Ohio State University, "Transatlantic Central EuropeContesting Geography and Redefining Culture Beyond the Nation" (CEU Press, 2016).

2014 - Erika Boekeler, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, "Playful Letters: The Dramatization of the Alphabet in the Renaissance" (University of Iowa Press, 2017)
Nathaniel Greenberg, Assistant Professor, Northern Michigan University, "The Aesthetic of Revolution in the Film and Literature of Naguib Mahfouz (1952-1967)", (Lexington Books, 2014)