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. 

 2018 George Mills Harper Graduate Student Travel Fund Award
Jeff Carr, Miami University (Ohio)
“Forgotten Wars and Neglected Texts: Remembering Mark Twains’
Anti-Imperialist Writings for a New Tumultuous Age

Honorable Mention
Adrienne Erazo, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“La desviación sexual como activismo en Arias de don Giovanni
“Sexual Deviance as Activism in Arias de Don Giovanni