Literary Arts

Gbolahan Adeola Awarded 2019 MacDowell Residency and is Accepted to PhD program at Yale

Literary Arts graduate student Gbolahan Adeola MFA '18 and former student Rachel B. Glaser have been named as fellowship recipients by the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH.

In addition, Adeola will be starting a PhD program in English at Yale University.

Adeola and Galser were among 86 recipients at MacDowell, chosen from an applicant pool of 846 hopefuls.  According to Artnews, “Cheryl Young, executive director of the MacDowell Colony, said in a statement, ‘From cutting edge film to bold new directions in electronic music, and from topical theatre to new approaches in multi-disciplinary design, this group of fellows represents a stunning array of creative approaches to make new work destined to delight art lovers far and wide. The sheer diversity of talent, discipline, and cultural perspectives defined by these artists is part of the formula that makes a MacDowell Fellowship so unique and rewarding.’”  

The Department of Literary Arts is pleased to congratulate Adeola and Rachel.