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Annual Research Plan

Harry Levin Scholarship

Due to the COVID-19 situation Harry Levin Aid 2020 had been cancelled.

The Instituto Franklin of the University of Alcalá, within the framework of its annual research plan –Plan Innova-USA–, and with the aim of benefiting students from the PhD Program in American Studies, promotes the granting of 4 scholarships of €300 each to participate in seminars, conferences, symposium or congresses in Spain.

Current edition

Call 2020 – Due to the COVID-19 situation Harry Levin Aid 2020 had been cancelled.


Terms

  1. The candidate will be required to be enrolled in the PhD Program in American Studies of the University of Alcalá at the moment of application.
  2. The events for which the scholarship is requested should be related to North American Studies or should have a connection with North America.
  3. The candidate undertakes to attend and participate in the event and to mention in any document his/her participation thanks to this Instituto Franklin-UAH scholarship.

Characteristics

  1. The scholarship is aimed at covering accommodation, registration, and transport for academic events held in Spanish territory. The endowment will amount to €300 for attending and participating in the event proposed by the applicant.
  2. Any expenditure related to bibliographic and/or fungible materials and to other expenses not included in paragraph 1 is excluded from this scholarship.

Selection process

The selection will be made by a PhD Committee of the Instituto Franklin-UAH.

The name of the beneficiary shall be announced on this website, and on the notice board at the Instituto Franklin-UAH, and via an email communication.

Contact

Research, PhD and Master Coordinator, Carlos Herrero Martínez: carlos.herrero@institutofranklin.net

Harry T. Levin (1912 – 1994)

Within an academic scenario where contacts, networks and transfers between scholars from different places are an essential pillar, Harry Levin (1912-14), who was a prestigious  literary critic and  professor at Harvard University, is a representative figure that shows  the impact of these links  on his own education and professional career. Assuming the notion of a common ideal  built by a large number of literary connections and resonances in both sides of the Atlantic , Levin took advantage of his sojourns in the Old Continent to broaden his knowledge about some of the most prestigious European writers, as reflected in many of his main publications –especially James Joyce: A Critical Introduction (1941), Toward Balzac (1947) o The Question of Hamlet (1959)–. To this range of contributions it can be added his approach to Don Quixote and its influence in Joyce’s works. Due to these transatlantic ties, throughout his career, Levin was awarded honorary doctorates by universities such as Oxford and the Sorbonne.

 

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