George Mills Harper Graduate Student Travel Fund Award 

Click here to apply for the 2018 Harper Fund. 

Application Deadline: July 6, 2018

In honor of SAMLA past president George Mills Harper, SAMLA established the Harper Fund Award to provide graduate students with travel funds to attend the annual conference. Professor Harper’s academic career spanned over 50 years, and he provided exceptional leadership and service to
the association.

From his early years on the family farm in the Ozarks to his matriculation from Culver-Stockton College to UNC-Chapel Hill to his later chairmanship of the English Department at Florida State University, Harper concentrated his writing and research efforts in Irish studies, particularly focusing on W. B. Yeats. In 1981, Dr. Harper received an honorary doctorate from Trinity College Dublin in recognition for his critical work in studying Yeats and the occult.

As a memorial fund for Dr. Harper, The Harper Fund is maintained through your generous donations. You may make donations directly via our online Harper Fund Donation form or during your membership submission/renewal or conference registration processes.

 Please contact Dan Abitz at [email protected] or 404.413.5816 with any questions. 

 2017 George Mills Harper Graduate Student Travel Fund Award
Danielle Gilman, University of Georgia
“‘The World’s Worst Failure’: Rebecca West and the New Republic”

Honorable Mention
Primavera Cuder, Florida International University
“Identidades silenciadas y auto-impuestas: mulatos y mestizos en las Tradiciones de Ricardo Palma” / 
“Silent and Self-Imposed Identities: Mulattoes and Mestizos in Ricardo Palmas’ Tradiciones