Briefly Noted: March 2021

Last month, Fulbridge reached out to Fulbrighters across the world to compile some of the exciting work being created and distributed by current Fulbright grantees or alumni. Below is a snapshot of some of the published works by Fulbrighters. If you would like to let us know about other works published by Fulbrighters, email us at

Editor’s Note: Some author’s bios have been translated from their original languages and edited for clarity.

Trauma, Primitivism and the First World War – Joy Porter

Joy Porter explores how the First World War affected the Canadian Poet, Frank “Toronto” Prewett and how war-induced trauma caused him to pretend to be an indigenous North American. Porter investigates the history of trauma, literary expression, and the power of self-representation after WWI along with the influence of, and acceptance by, some of the most significant literary figures of the time.

About the Author 

Joy Porter was a 2015-2016 Fulbright All Disciplines Scholar Award with the Department of Native Studies at Dartmouth, US. She was born in the North of Ireland and writes about Indigenous histories, literatures and cultures and their relationship to modernity and the environment. Currently, she is a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow (2019-2022) and Professor of Indigenous and Environmental History within the History Department at Hull University, UK. 

America, Russia and the Birth of Modern Greece Dimitris Michalopoulos

In 1806 an anonymous Greek book called for a republican government, patterned upon that of the young United States, to be established in Greece. In this revelatory new book, Dimitris Michalopoulos follows Capo d’Istria’s career along with Alexander Hypsilantis, a Greek who became a general of the Russian army and tried to attract Russia’s interest in a democratic revolution for Greece.

About the Author

Dimitris Michalopoulos was a 1984-1985 U.S. Visiting Fulbright Scholar. He is a member French Academy of Marine Arts and Sciences. Previously, he served as director of the Museum of the City of Athens where he organized the first exhibition of a large Russian museum in a Western European country. He has taught as a lecturer and assistant professor at the Law School of the University of Thessaloniki, Naval School of War, School of Naval Trials. 

History of the Aguijón Theatre – Elio Leturia

In this bilingual book, Elio Leturia combines illustrations and the testimonies of playwrights and theater scholars from across the world to explore the history of Aguijón Theater, the oldest Latino theater company in Chicago. 

About the Author

Elio Leturia was a 1990-91 Visiting Fulbright Scholar and is a specialist in visual journalism, with over 30 years of experience working at several national newspapers and magazines in the United States and abroad. As a bilingual writer his articles have appeared in the Detroit Free Press, The Miami Herald, El Comercio, El Peruano, and The Huffington Post, among others. 

Additional works include his documentary “Tita Turns 100, ” which premiered at the Chicago Feminist Film Festival in 2016, winning the Lisagor Award in the Best Short Film Documentary category in 2017. Leturia is also an actor and an ensemble member of Aguijón Theater of Chicago.

Hurry to the Capsule To Be Prince on Maui

Hurry to the Capsule is an Atelier gathering the works of independent and underground authors, known as the Werths Collective. Hurry to the Capsule publishes books and also serves as an active workshop that focuses on bringing works to a wider audience. They consolidate literary work separately and according to available means, growing their reach while ensuring anonymity. The authors operate under pen names – To Be Prince on Maui is a work written by one of these anonymous authors, who is a Fulbright Scholar.

TV and Radio BroadcastingNadia Abreu Bengo 

Nadia Abreu Bengo analysed how TV and Radio broadcasting classes influenced primary school teachers continuing professional development. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Angolan Ministry of Education offered its primary school teachers an opportunity to attend a distance professional development activity; the study concluded that TV and radio broadcasting classes’ practical aspects improved their procedures, such as content organization and contextualization significantly.

About the Author

Nadia Abreu Bengo was a 2015-2016 Fulbright Foreign Student at the College of Saint Rose in U.S. She is currently working in the Department of Continuous and Distance Education, National Institute of Education Staff, in the Angolan Ministry of Education. Previously, she worked as a teacher of Theory of Education and Curriculum Development at the School of Arts, Luanda, Angola and was a teacher of Didactics, Pedagogy and Teaching Methodologies at Escola Superior Pedagógica do Bengo.

Snowflakes in SoCalLaurence Warner

About the Author

Laurence Warner was a 2017-2019 Fulbright Foreign Scholar to the U.S. AKA Cerulean, Laurence is a performing artist from Eastleigh, a small town on England’s South Coast, exploring human emotion – from the colourful & amusing to the deep & soulful – amidst a digitizing world. They are engaged in a wide array of work, including music, tech activism, and blogging. See some of the additional work here: Cerulean | Blog

Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon – Henry Martin

Henry Martin explores the extraordinary life and work of Agnes Martin (no relation) through  interviews with friends, family and lovers. Agnes Martin Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon – Henry Martin a key figure in the male-dominated 1960s art world, creating abstract and geometric paintings that bridged the work of her contemporaries Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollockis certain to be a mainstay for readers of the arts, and admirers of the creative spirit. Revelatory accounts of the artist’s early life, combined with unpublished photographs from Martin’s family and friends, make this an essential biography on the artist.

About the Author

Henry Martin was a 2019-2020 Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Smithsonian Institute, and also a recipient of the Fulbright Creative Ireland Museum Fellowship grant. Henry is currently researching 20th American women art dealers and their impact on modernism and promoting American modernist artists. He also writes plays, screenplays, poetry, and has taught creative writing at University level. He is the editor of The Signal House Edition, a platform that actively seeks submissions of fiction and non-fiction. Get in touch if you have an idea for an article or piece of creative writing: publish poetry, fiction, essay, memoir, interviews, reviews, audio, and film!

A review of the value of solar methodology with a case study of the U.S. VOS – Koami Soulemane Hayibo

In this published research article, Koami Soulemane Hayibo, together with Joshua M Pearce, examines the use of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology and its economic advantages in the U.S to overcome the challenges of value of solar (VOS) calculations and emphasize the need for regulatory reform.

About the Author

Koami Soulemane Hayibo is a 2019-2021 Fulbright Foreign Graduate Student who is pursuing his Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University. His studies focus on renewable energy sources with a particular interest in solar panels. Additional published works include :

2 thoughts on “Briefly Noted: March 2021

  1. Cerulean

    Thanks for including my musical writing amidst some impressive writers working in the more traditional printed form.
    Excited to get back to America post-pandemic to get the show on it’s feet!

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