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Casey awarded West Virginia Humanities Council fellowship

Rose Casey

Rose Casey, assistant professor in the Department of English, has been awarded a fellowship from the West Virginia Humanities Council to assist with a chapter for her first book manuscript. 

In March, Casey presented a paper at the Law, Culture and Humanities conference at Stanford University. Her fellowship will assist her in converting the paper into a chapter for her book, "Novel Justice: Property Law and Narrative Form in Postcolonial Literature."

The chapter will examine collaborative women authorship and intellectual property law in the novel "David’s Story" by Zoë Wicomb. By examining the novel’s narrative structure in relation to recent theories of collaborative intellectual property ownership, Casey argues that "David’s Story" challenges the masculinist, individualist and imperialist model of authorship currently upheld in copyright law. Casey’s book is set for completion in 2019.