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CELIA is a major force for continuing the development of a highly engaged, inspired, and enthusiastic community of scholars and creatives on the Wright State campus. Through the CELIA Fellows Program, arts, humanities, and social science faculty from the College of Liberal Arts 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 original compositions, performances, presentations, courses, and/or scholarly writings focused on fresh approaches and/or solutions for any of a myriad of topical issues. Outcomes are 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 are 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 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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