Armstrong Browning Library (ABL) is excited to announce Dr. Dino Felluga, professor of English at Purdue University, as the very first recipient of Armstrong Browning Library’s Three-Month Research Fellowship. The fellowship was created by Dean Emeritus Pattie Orr and Rita Patteson, former director of ABL, in collaboration with Dr. Joshua King, Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies.
“For the treasures in this impressive collection to reach the scholarly and wider world, it is essential that we continue to attract leading visiting scholars who have achieved international distinction in nineteenth-century studies through their publications and academic projects,” King said. “We therefore established this three-month fellowship to bring such scholars to Baylor on an annual basis.”
Felluga is a leading scholar of nineteenth-century literature and a pioneer in the digital humanities. He is a founder of the North American Victorian Studies Association, or NAVSA, as well as BRANCH, the association of British American Nineteenth Century Historians. With these impressive qualifications, it’s no surprise that Felluga has been chosen.
While on campus, Felluga will be completing his current book project, Novel-Poetry. His book explores the relationship between poetry and the novel in the Victorian period. In addition to this project, Felluga will be developing The COVE: The Central Online Victorian Educator. This online publication and teaching space will enable the creation of digital scholarly editions of Victorian texts, as well as create online editions of poems by Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
In addition, Felluga will be the featured speaker at ABL’s annual Benefactors Day celebration. His lecture serves as a “thank you” to the Baylor community. Jennifer Borderud, current director of the ABL,is thrilled to welcome Felluga to campus and believes students and faculty will find much value in attending the lecture.
“Dr. Felluga will be able to demonstrate how the use of digital tools can help us to see and understand literature in new ways,” said Borderud. “He will also be able to provide hands-on training in the digital humanities to Baylor faculty and students.”