Purdue University College of Liberal Art

Christopher Lukasik

I'd like to congratulate Dr. Christopher Lukasik, associate professor of English and American Studies, who was recently awarded a $6,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

The award will support writing and researching his new book project “The Image in the Text: Intermediality, Illustration, and Nineteenth-Century American Literature.” Chris’s project examines the spectacular growth of illustration within American literary culture from 1825 to 1875. “The Image in the Text” will be the first cultural history of illustration that synthesizes literary, book and art history with theoretical work from visual and media studies.

Chris has presented over 70 papers on three continents and his work has been published in over a dozen journals. He is the author of “Discerning Characters: The Culture of Appearance in Early America” (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010). This year the NEH received over 800 applications and only ten percent were funded.

Congratulations, Dr. Lukasik!

David's Signature

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts