The McFarlin Fellows support the growth and use of The University of Tulsa’s rare book, manuscript, and special collections. McFarlin Fellows are invited to attend formal dinners with a speaker three times a year, and may also be invited to other special events.
November 9, 2017
Rilla Askew is the author of four novels, a book of stories, and a collection of creative nonfiction, Most American: Notes from a Wounded Place. She’s a PEN/Faulkner finalist, recipient of the Western Heritage Award, Oklahoma Book Award, and a 2009 Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her novel about the Tulsa Race Riot, Fire in Beulah, received the American Book Award in 2002, and was selected for Oklahoma’s One Book One State reading program. Askew’s essays and short fiction have appeared in Tin House, World Literature Today, Nimrod, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at the University of Oklahoma.
February 22, 2018
Martin Walker is a senior fellow of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think tank based in Washington, D.C. He is also editor in chief emeritus and international affairs columnist at United Press International. His previous novels in the Bruno series are Bruno, Chief of Police; The Dark Vineyard; Black Diamond; The Crowded Grave; The Devil’s Cave; The Resistance Man; The Children Return; and The Patriarch, all international bestsellers. He lives in Washington, D.C., and the Dordogne.
April 12, 2018
Jeffrey Drouin works on British and Irish modernism in the transatlantic context, with a particular focus on the novel, periodicals and Digital Humanities. His first book, James Joyce Science, and Modernist Print Culture: The Einstein of English Fiction with Routledge was published in 2014. Through teaching and research, he also explores the use of computational models to map and visualize modernist literature and avant-garde magazines in both the anglophone and francophone contexts. Drouin is currently working on The Ecclesiastical Proust Archive, a multimedia resource to support computational analysis and network modeling of Marcel Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu.