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Collaborative Education, Leadership, & Innovation in the Arts
An Ohio Center of Excellence at Wright State University
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CELIA is fast becoming a major force for continuing the development of a highly engaged, inspired, and enthusiastic community of scholars and creatives on the Wright State campus. CELIA does this through the new CELIA Fellows Program, where arts, humanities, and social science faculty from the College of Liberal Arts are given the opportunity to develop innovative projects in a multidisciplinary think-tank atmosphere. The mission of each semester’s team of Fellows is to collaborate as a whole or in small groups to produce tangible creative outcomes, such as original compositions, performances, presentations, courses, and/or scholarly writings. The focus of each semester will be to provide scholarship and/or solutions for any of a myriad of topical issues. Outcomes will be developed by team members in consultation with the CELIA director and other faculty mentors (many of them faculty emeriti), who will act as moderators of weekly brainstorming and project development sessions.
Fellows will be encouraged to share ideas with colleagues, and to engender the idea of community and conversation campus-wide among faculty and students.
Tangible creative outcomes are required at the end of each semester, and are presented in print, performance or exhibit, and/or at the annual CELIA conference.
CELIA is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Crystal Lake, Assistant Professor of English Language and Literatures, as our first CELIA Fellow, effective Spring Semester, 2013. Dr. Lake’s research will focus on the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and will culminate in a three-day academic conference in October 2013 entitled, Pride and Prejudice: The Bicentennial.
CELIA Fellow for Spring 2013
Dr. Crystal Lake, Assistant Professor of English Language and Literatures
Crystal completed her PhD at the University of Missouri in 2008, specializing in eighteenth-century and Romantic British literature. From 2008-2011, Crystal was a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Crystal’s research examines the relationships between literary texts and material culture in Britain from 1660-1840. Crystal is currently completing two major projects: a study of eighteenth-century archaeology and a history of Regency parties. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in English Literary History (ELH), The Review of English Studies (RES), Modern Philology, The Eighteenth Century, and The Cambridge Companion to Romantic Women Writers. Her research has been supported by fellowships from The Lewis Walpole Library, The Yale Center for British Art, and The Chawton House Library, and she has been recognized with awards from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Writers. Crystal joined the faculty in the English Department at Wright State University in Fall of 2011.
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