Harper Fund Award

2015 George Mills Harper Fund Award Winner
Danielle Fuentes Morgan, Cornell University
"'Identity is Open-Ended': The Re-Articulation of Historical Passing in the 21st-Century 
in Afterlife in the African Diaspora" 

Honorable Mentions:
Emma Cooper, University of Guelph
"Painting For Her Life: The Independence of the Female Artist in George Sand’s Elle et Lui 
and Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall in 'Drawing outside the lines' – Women in French"

Sarah Lucena, University of Georgia
"In-transit as destination: the experience of displacement in Algum Lugar (2009) by Paloma Vidal 
in Luso-Afro Brazilian Studies"

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.

Applications Available: April 1, 2016

Application Deadline: June 26, 2016

The application deadline for the 2016 Harper Fund Award has passed.  No further applications will be accepted.  The 2016 recipient(s) will be announced by August 31, 2016.  Applications for the 2017 Harper Fund Award will be available on April 1,2017.

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 Paul Donnelly at pdonnelly@gsu.edu or 404.413.5816 with any questions.