Fulbright Fellowship

GLL doctoral candidate Andrew Schwenk has been awarded a competitive and prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to study in Germany during the academic year 2024-2025. He will be conducting research for his dissertation at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel. His dissertation project investigates depictions of travel in the early modern prose novels between 1450-1600It uses this under-researched theme to shed new light on early modern understandings of Self and Other and social and religious change, thus demonstrating how these volumes are not insular and folksy Volksbücher, as characterized by previous scholarship, but engage deeply with international trends. In turn, these popular works' engagement with the world is evidence that the Germany of this period was not a cultural backwater but an important node of intellectual exchange.