This selective fellowship supports young scholars working in the humanities and social sciences on interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and multilingual projects. From January to August 2014, Professor Rogers will be a Kluge Fellow in-residence at the Library of Congress. She will be researching and writing her new book project, “Mourning El Dorado,” which examines contemporary Amazonian books and films. “Mourning El Dorado” explores how the myth of El Dorado, the fabled city of gold in the interior of South America, is altered by the settlement, development, and ecological devastation of the Amazon rain forest. She will give a public lecture (also recorded as a podcast) at the Library at the end of her fellowship, which will be open to the public.
The Office of the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages have generously supported Professor Rogers in accepting the Kluge Fellowship.
December 02, 2013