Mary Ellis Gibson (NHC Fellow, 2007–08)

Project Title

Poetry on the Margins: English Language Literary Culture in India, 1780-1912

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2007–08

Mary Ellis Gibson wrote three chapters of Poetry in the Margins: English Language Literary Culture in India, 1780-1913, and did research for the accompanying anthology English Language Poetry in India, 1780-1913; both will be published by Ohio University Press in 2009. She wrote three chapters of a new book on southern foodways in the twentieth century, tentatively titled Making Family of You, which will combine sociological, historical, and public health perspectives with memoir and recipes. In addition, she wrote “Reading Said in Calcutta” for Empire in Context (Calcutta University Press, 2007).