Samantha MacFarlane receives the Scottish Studies Graduate Award

Samantha MacFarlaneSamantha MacFarlane, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English, has been awarded the Hugh Campbell and Marion Alice Small Fund for Scottish Studies Graduate Scholarship for her doctoral research on Victorian poet nEmily Pfeiffer's The Rhyme of the Lady of the Rock, and How it Grew and the Scottish context of Victorian verse novels, and on Scottish print culture in the nineteenth century. The Fund was established to foster the study of Scottish culture and history at UVic and will support MacFarlane's dissertation work, including travel to the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh to conduct research in the J. S. Blackie Archive, on the influence of Scottish culture on the emergence of new political poetic forms in the Victorian period.