English Undergraduates Receive Award

The Department of English is proud to announce that two undergraduate students, Jack Klein and Sarah Liu, are two of the recipients of this year’s PURA cohort. PURA is the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award, and is open to undergraduates from any division working with a mentor in any JHU division, center, or institute. Undergraduates have the opportunity to conduct independent research, design, entrepreneurship, scholarly, and creative projects over the academic year with the help of a $3000 fellowship.

Klein’s project, “Shifting Aesthetics of John Keats”, will focus on Keats’ work and the circle of artists and poets to which he associated. Jack Klein is a junior double-majoring in English and International studies. He is also a member of the Marshal L. Salant Investment Team, a member of the men’s squash team, and enjoys learning more about his hobbies of contemporary art and fashion.

Liu’s project is called “Translation and Philology: An Examination of François Cheng.” Originally from Brookfield, WI, Sarah Liu is a senior double-majoring in English and French. She is interested in global modernism, translation studies, philology, and the culture of exile.

More information regarding PURA can be found online here.