Two UH profs get humanities funding
NEH grants support projects in language, art history
A $102,000 grant will fund a two-year project led by School of Art director Rex Koontz, a collaboration between the university and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Graduate students will work with museum staff to expand and organize the museum’s digital archive of 20th-century Latin American and Latino art, documents and criticism.
The second NEH grant goes to Julie Tolliver, an assistant professor of French. The $50,400 will help Tolliver finish her book, “Tongue Ties: A Poetics of Solidarity in Francophone Independence Literatures.” She studies literature from French-speaking countries in the second half of the 20th century, when many of those countries were becoming independent and forging new, post-colonial identities.