Julie Costello and Linda Dove of the English faculty at Hope College have each received recognition for outstanding work in their graduate studies.
Costello received the Shaheen Award, as the
University of Notre Dame's best graduate student in the
humanities in the class of '97. The award included a cash
stipend, which she used to attend a conference in July at
St. Mary's University at Strawberry Hill, home of the late
18th-century writer Horace Walpole.
Costello, who joined the Hope faculty this fall,
earned her bachelor's, master's and doctorate from the
University of Notre Dame. Her dissertation examines
representations of motherhood in the work of several late
18th- and early 19th-century British writers. Her book
manuscript, "Romanticism, Nationalism, and Maternity:
Mothers "on Trial" in the Late Eighteenth and Early
Nineteenth Centuries," based on the dissertation, is being
considered for publication by Cambridge University Press.
She is also assistant editor for "Bullán: An Irish Studies
Dove was awarded the Alice L. Geyer Prize for 1997
for the University of Maryland's best dissertation on
English literature. Dove's dissertation, "Women at
Variance: Sonnet Sequences and Social Commentary in Early
Modern England," surveys the contributions made by
Englishwomen to the sonnet sequence genre and argues that,
like their male counterparts, they engaged in cultural
debates and explored contemporary political issues within
their work. Dove was presented a cash prize at the
graduation ceremony in May.
After receiving her bachelor's degree from Mount
Holyoke College, Dove earned her master's and doctorate at
the University of Maryland at College Park. She is co-
editor of a book to be published next year, "Women, Writing,
and the Reproduction of Culture in Tudor and Stuart
Britain." She joined the Hope faculty in 1997.