Professor of English William Hodapp has been granted a Fulbright Award to be a scholar in residence at Durham University in Durham, England, from January through May in 2015.
He'll pursue two activities: archival research into fifteenth-century linguistics and book production in northern England and Edinburgh, Scotland; and a professional exchange exploring current undergraduate English studies pedagogy in the United Kingdom and the United States.
The work will help him in future course and curriculum development at St. Scholastica and in completing a book-length study on James I's "Kingis Quair," which will contribute to understanding of this important fifteenth-century English-Scots narrative poem.
His work will also benefit colleagues in both Durham and the St. Scholastica English Department through an exchange of ideas and practices. In Durham, Hodapp will also give at least one public lecture off campus at a non-University venue.
"Dr. Hodapp's expertise in things medieval is well known on our campus, particularly his popular honors course in which students produce a book using methods from the 15th century," said Beth Domholdt, vice president of academic affairs at St. Scholastica.
"We're very pleased that he's receiving this international recognition for his work."
Hodapp joins the ranks of the College's other distinguished participants in the Fulbright program, including Robert Craig (history, retired), Dan Johnson (communication and theater arts, retired), and Thomas Zelman (English).