Stefano Evangelista, Fellow and Tutor in English, and Anil Gomes, Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, have both been awarded prestigious British Academy Mid-Career Fellowships for 2018-19.
Dr Evangelista’s project, ‘Citizens of Nowhere: Literary Cosmopolitanism in the British fin de siècle’, will show that the end of the nineteenth century – a time generally associated with the predominance of the nation state and imperialism – witnessed an extensive debate on cosmopolitanism or world citizenship, which left its mark on the literature of the period.
‘The fellowship will enable me to carry out archival research and write the last three chapters of this book, on which I have been working for some time.’
Dr Gomes’s project, on Perception and Autonomy, will examine the role that self-conscious reflection plays in our perceptual experience of the world, as a way of trying to get clear on the idea that self-consciousness allows us a distinctive form of knowledge of who and what we are.
‘I’m incredibly pleased to be awarded this Fellowship. It will allow me to devote a significant amount of time to a challenging project. The idea that self-consciousness plays an important role in human life and thought has been an important one in the history of philosophy and psychology, and I look forward to extending my work on this topic.’
British Academy Mid-Career Fellowships are designed both to support talented individual researchers with excellent research proposals, and to promote engagement with subjects in the humanities and social sciences. The scheme allows academics time to focus on a major piece of research, by obtaining time away from teaching and administration commitments.
Posted: 2 May 2018