The first Flaherty Visiting Fellow was Craig Young, reader in human geography at Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. Young was at the RCUCH in April to work on his project, “Corpses, Dead Body Politics, and the Inscription of Urban Cultural Landscapes: Communist Corpses in Bucharest, Romania, 1945-2011.”
The RCUCH’s 2011-2012 hosted fellow was Clara Tuite, senior lecturer in English at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of Romantic Austen: Sexual Politics and the Literary Canon (2002), and coeditor (with Gillian Russell) of Romantic Sociability: Social Networks and Literary Culture in Britain, 1770-1840 (2002). She is currently completing a book titled "Proverbial Notorious: Lord Byron and the Rites of Scandalous Celebrity."