Cushing-Glasscock Award Recipients to Present Their Research

Marketing and Communications | September 05, 2012

Recipients of the 2012 Cushing-Glasscock Awards will present their research findings at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in the Mayo-Thomas Room of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. Brian Altenhofen (communication), Deborah L. Pfuntner (English), and Carlos Rodríguez González (Hispanic studies) will give short presentations.

Altenhofen drew on Cushing Library’s Science Fiction Research Collection for his project, “How Shall We Get to the Moon? A Comparison of Space Travel Representations.” Pfuntner used primary sources in the Robert L. Dawson French Collection for her study, which she titled “Romantic Women Writers and the Exigency, Scope, and Hybridity of Commonplace Books.” Rodríguez González relied on the Colonial Mexican Collection to write about “New-Christian Blood: A Reinterpretation of Vieira’s Ideas about Conversion in New Spain.”

Co-sponsored by the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, the Cushing-Glasscock Award is an annual event. Graduate students in the humanities receive $2,000 to cover research expenses for projects based in the collections of the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives.

A call for submissions for the 2013 Award will be released in January. For more information, contact David Chroust, associate professor and librarian, or call 845-1951.