April 13, 2005

Dettmar, Kapur win $5,000 NEH grants

by Paula Davenport

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Two faculty members at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will receive coveted National Endowment for the Humanities stipends for the summer to further their work on respective book projects.

Grants will go to:

• Jyotsna Kapur of Murphysboro, assistant professor of cinema and photography department, for her upcoming book “Consuming Childhood, Laboring Children: India’s New Global Generation;” and

• Kevin J.H. Dettmar of Carbondale, professor of English, for his upcoming book “Irony in the Public Sphere: History and Theory,” which will focus on the fates and fortunes of ironic discourse in Britain and the United States beginning in the 1840s.

The stipends are $5,000 awards, payable to the recipients, and are expected to cover the three-month summer period.

Celebrating faculty excellence is one of the goals of “Southern at 150: Building Excellence through Commitment,” a master plan the University is following as it nears its 150th birthday in 2019.