Congratulations to Hannah and Ben, two first-year students at Washington and Lee who have been named Summer Scholars for 2015 and will serve as research partners with Professor Hank Dobin for the months of June and July. Hannah and Ben both were standout students in Professor Dobin’s ENGL 252 Shakespeare course in fall 2014. The Summer Scholar award provides funding for W&L students to remain on campus to work alongside faculty members on their scholarly and research projects.
In addition to working with Professor Dobin to continue populating the Essex Timeline with entries, both Hannah and Ben will be encouraged to identify and pursue their own research topic pertaining to Essex. Last summer, Christian von Hassell, 2014 Summer Scholar, discovered a little know Irish novel, The Charming of Estercel by Grace Rhys; he ultimately wrote a 25-page independent paper on the novel, and will present his work at the April 2015 NCUR conference in Washington State.