The Center administers the Ahmanson Undergraduate Research Scholarships to support undergraduate students.
Up to ten undergraduate scholarships are offered every year to support undergraduate student research at the Clark Library. These are intended for UCLA upper-division students who enroll in a designated course (usually open to upper division students from any UCLA department) or in a recognized departmental honors program in which an assigned research project requires the use of Clark materials. Program details, seminar descriptions and requirements, and application procedures are announced each year.
2012-2012: Winter Quarter
The Wilde Archive
Instructor: Professor Joseph Bristow, English.
The Wilde Archive, the Ahmanson undergraduate seminar for winter 2013, will be directed by Joseph Bristow, English, UCLA. Sessions will be held at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library on Wednesdays, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. Enrollment is limited to ten participants, and those who successfully complete course requirements will receive an award of $1,000.
Using the extensive resources of the Oscar Wilde archive held at the Clark Library, this seminar focuses on different ways of researching topics relating to both the writer's controversial life and his links with other artists and writers of the 1880s and 1890s. The seminar draws on published and unpublished materials to consider such issues as Wilde's income, his successes on the London stage, the trials of 1895, his prison years, his links with publishers such as John Lane and Elkin Mathews, and his relations with painters and illustrators such as Aubrey Beardsley, Charles Ricketts, and James Whistler. This seminar will be of particular interest to undergraduates who wish to acquire advanced research skills in the humanities. Course requirements include two research papers.
During the week of November 19, 2012, Joseph Bristow will conduct interviews with students who would like to enroll. Prospective students should submit the following documents to Professor Bristow: a letter explaining their reasons for wanting to enroll in class, a print-out of their DPR, and a resumé containing contact information. The documents should be submitted to Professor Bristow in the UCLA English Department Main Office by Friday, November 9, 2012. Phone: 310-825-4173
During the week of November 19, 2012, Joseph Bristow will conduct interviews with students who wish to enroll in this course. Prospective students should submit the following documents to Professor Bristow:
- a letter explaining their reasons for wanting to enroll in the class
- a print-out of their DPR
- a resumé containing contact information
The document should be submitted Professor Bristow in the UCLA English Department Main Office by Friday, November 9, 2012. (Phone: 310-825-4173)
Questions about seminar content:
Professor Joseph Bristow
Department of English
Questions about the program:
Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies
310 Royce Hall, UCLA
Questions about the Library:
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2520 Cimarron Street, L.A. 90018
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