The Department of English and Comparative Literature is pleased to introduce a new Assistant Professor of Early Modern and Renaissance Drama, Lauren Robertson. Prof. Jean Howard, who headed the search committee, conveys the faculty’s enthusiasm. “All of us early modernists are extremely glad that Lauren Robertson will be joining the department in September. She knows a dazzling range of things: plays canonical and obscure, philosophical and political traditions, theater history, Spenser.”
Sharon Marcus, Dean of Humanities and Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature, has been awarded a Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, to complete a book on the history of celebrity, to be published by Princeton University Press. The Institute is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and offers fellowships to scholars at all levels of their careers.
Prof. Edward Mendelson has been elected to join the American Philosophy Society. This April, the Society inducted thirty-two new members across Math and Physical Science; Biological Sciences; Social Sciences; the Humanities; and the Arts, Professions, and Leaders in Public and Private Affairs. Prof. Mendelson is the latest of four faculty to have received the honor, which includes Andrew Delbanco, Gayatri Spivak, and Edward Said.
The Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of 173 Guggenheim Fellowships to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-third competition.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles has decided to preserve Brincando el charco: Portrait of a Puerto Rican (1994) by Frances Negrón-Muntaner and begin the “Frances Negrón-Muntaner Collection."