Julie (Costello) Kipp of English Faculty
Receives NEH Summer Stipend
Posted April 18, 2001
HOLLAND -- Dr. Julie (Costello) Kipp, assistant
professor of English at Hope College, has received a highly
competitive Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for
the Humanities (NEH).
The award was one of only 130 such fellowships
awarded by the NEH to college teachers, university
professors and independent scholars for research on topics
in the humanities.
Kipp's scholarship focuses on Irish and Scottish
women writers of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and
she will use the summer stipend to continue work on a book
tentatively titled "Remembrance, Rebellion, and the Bardic
Nation: Irish and Scottish Romantic-period Women's
Earlier this year Kipp was named a "Towsley
Research Scholar" at Hope. The Towsley Research Scholars
Program was funded through an endowment from the Harry A.
and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation of Midland. One Towsley
Scholar is selected each year from faculty members in their
third year at Hope. The award provides a half-year
sabbatical and summer research support for four years.
Kipp recently completed another book,
"Romanticism, Maternity, and Conceptions of the Body
Politic: Mothers 'on Trial' 1750-1820," which will be
published next year by Cambridge University Press. She has
contributed a number of chapters or articles to books or
scholarly journals, in addition to making numerous
presentations at professional conferences.
She is past managing editor of "Nineteenth-Century
Contexts." She also served for one year as production
manager and another year as assistant editor of "Bullán: An
Irish Studies Journal."
Kipp has been a member of the Hope faculty since
She earned her bachelor's, master's and doctorate
from the University of Notre Dame. The university presented
her with the Shaheen Graduate Student Award in the
Humanities 1997-98, awarded to one student yearly in the
humanities division; she also received the Notre Dame
English Department's "Award for Excellence in Teaching" in