Three College of the Arts faculty members are among the seven UF faculty members to receive Rothman Summer Fellowships from the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere.
Dr. Margaret Butler, assistant professor at the School of Music, received a fellowship to complete her second book manuscript, “Opera in the Age of Reform: Traetta, Parma, and the Rhetoric of Innovation.” Dr. Butler will continue her research on the intersections of power, politics and economics amidst eighteenth-century opera to show the flexible and complex nature of operatic reform.
Dr. Kevin Marshall, professor at the School of Theatre and Dance, received a fellowship to pursue the creation of a script from the materials in UF’s Samuel Proctor Oral History Project. Dr. Marshall’s will focus on the African American Collection to identify stories that will provide first-person monologues and third-person narratives for a ninety-minute dramatization for future production at UF. His script is tentatively entitled Gator Tales.
Dr. Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, assistant professor at the School of Art and Art History and director of graduate studies for the Art History program, received a fellowship to begin her second book project on “Liturgical Cloth and the Columbian Exchange.” Dr. Stanfield-Mazzi will compile her previous archival and bibliographic research to write about how “church clothing” (textile ornaments that furnished altars, stairs, floors, and walls) made by indigenous American cloth makers deeply affected the visual and ideological nature of the Catholic church.
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