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Rachel Carlisle Awarded Kress Language School Fellowship

Published March 3, 2019

Doctoral student Rachel Carlisle has been awarded a prestigious Kress Language School Fellowship to attend Middlebury Language School. Thanks to the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Rachel will spend seven weeks in Vermont this summer completing Middlebury’s language immersion program as the 2019 Kress Fellow in German.

Language proficiency gained at Middlebury will facilitate Rachel’s archival research in Germany for her forthcoming dissertation, “Jörg Breu and the Translation of German Antiquity in Early Modern Augsburg.” The dissertation examines the appropriation of Italianate motifs transmitted via printed and portable media as manifested in the oeuvre of Jörg Breu. Rachel will explore the extent to which stylistic choices made by artists and patrons in early modern Augsburg reflect both transnational exchange and competition.