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Virginia R. DonovanVirginia R. DonovanProfessor Virginia Donovan, Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at University of Wisconsin-Superior, has been selected the first recipient of the James Ford Bell Research Fellowship. Professor Donovan's research centers on French and French colonial history during the period 1661-1830. Her recent work on the Quebec corsair Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville led to the project she will be pursuing at the Bell Library, a literary comparison of d'Iberville's writing with the Bell's French corsair archive. Professor Donovan intends to make available a textual analysis and translation of selected French corsair manuscripts for use by other scholars as part of her project.

2012 Fellowship Application Deadline:

October 3, 2011 Learn More