Andrew Kincaid
Department of English
End-of-Year Fellowship Report for 2003-04

During my time as a Center fellow, I concentrated on revising my dissertation, Holding the Center: the Geographies of Consolidation and the Emergence of Modern Dublin into a finished manuscript, under contract with the University of Minnesota press. My project reads the emergence of modern town planning against the backdrop of Ireland’s quest for independence and the state-building that ensued. Over the course of the last year, I extensively revised three chapters and presented my work at a major urban planning conference. I also worked on a related article, which was accepted for publication by college Literature. During my first semester at the Center, I was honored to be a respondent at the “Museums and Difference” conference. My fellowship, simply put, gave me the time and intellectual community that made my progress possible. First, the reduced teaching course load afforded me much invaluable work time. Second, I received wonderful feedback and regular informal intellectual input, since my colleagues in the Center are such engaged, informed, critical thinkers.


“What They Left Behind: the Irish Landscape after Emigration.” Center for International Education annual conference, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, April 2004.

“Holding the Center.” Presentation of book manuscript in progress. Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, March 2004.

“Race, Identity, and Diversity.” Invited Respondent. Center for 21st Studies annual conference, “Museums and Difference,” University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, November 2003.

“Building the Capital City: The Emergence of the Suburbs in Post-Independent Ireland.” Annual Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH), St. Louis, MO October 2003.

article accepted for publication
“Memory, Urban Renewal and the Rise of the Memoir,” with college Literature, January 2004.

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