Kate Flint (NHC Fellow, 2007–08; 2015–16)

Project Title, 2007–08

Writing and Photography

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Project Title, 2015–16

Flash! Photography, Writing, and Surprising Illumination

University of Southern California

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2007–08

Kate Flint did preliminary research and drafted substantial portions of Flash! which explores the language, associations, and poetics of flashes of light, and completed manuscript revisions for The Transatlantic Indian, 1776-1930 (Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2009). As editor of the Victorian volume of the New Cambridge History of English Literature, she revised fourteen chapters from contributors, and drafted her own chapter on “Writing the History of Victorian Literature.” She wrote “Photographic Fictions” for Novel: A Forum on Fiction, and “Photographic Memory” for RaVoN (Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net). She also wrote “ ‘The hour of pink twilight’: Looking Queerly at Women on the Fin-de-Siècle London Street” and an essay on the Albert Memorial for a symposium in Victorian Review.

Fellowship Work Summary, 2015–16

Kate Flint completed a draft of her book, Flash! Photography, Writing, and Surprising Illumination, which is currently under consideration by Oxford University Press. She also wrote two articles, “Feeling, affect, melancholy, loss: Millais’ Autumn Leaves and the Siege of Sevastopol,” for 19 (to appear in fall 2016) and “The Biography of the Flash Lamp,” forthcoming in History of Photography, in late 2016 or early 2017.