Caroline Toy Receives Robert L.and Phyllis J. Iles Award for Graduate Study of Myth

March 30, 2017
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Congratulations to Caroline Toy on receiving Robert L.and Phyllis J. Iles Award for Graduate Study of Myth! 

The Center for the Study of Religion describes this grant below: 

"The Center for the Study of Religion oversees an annual competition to award up to $4000 to an Ohio State graduate student in the Arts and Humanities who is working on myth, broadly conceived.

More specifically, the Robert L. and Phyllis J. Iles Award for Graduate Study of Myth, which is administrated by the CSR, has been established to make an annual award of up to $2000 each spring to a graduate student in the Division of the Arts and Humanities in support of that student’s research on myth. The award shall be supplemented by $1000 from the Division of the Arts and Humanities and by up to $1000 from the student’s home department, for a possible total of up to $4000.

Studies of myth from any culture in any period of human history are eligible for consideration. For the purposes of this award, a “myth” is “a story that is sacred to and shared by a group of people who find important meaning in it, as conveyed through narrative, art or ritual.” Eligible projects include, but are not limited to: the relationship between myths and religious practices, the uses of myth in literary and artistic productions, and the reuse of one culture’s myths by other cultures. Possible approaches include, but are not limited to, the anthropological, the literary, the historical, and the folkloristic, as well as creative approaches that aim to re-present a myth as part of a new artistic product."

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