Tyechia Thompson Awarded NEH-Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication
May 1, 2023
Tyechia Thompson, an assistant professor in the Department of English, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities–Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication for “Place, Memory, Poetry, and the James A. Emanuel’s Papers at the Library of Congress.” She will conduct a documentary-style analysis of 30 poems written by Emanuel in order to highlight his contribution and impact relevant to 20th-century literary and cultural history. The focus will be on literature of the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements, and Thompson plans to showcase the importance of Emanuel’s role as an African American expatriate in Paris. Her research and writing will lead to a web-based publication analyzing Emanuel’s poetry and life. Thompson´s award was one of nine NEH–Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication grants announced in January 2023 totaling $475,000.