Prof. Sharon Marcus Awarded Guggenheim in Intellectual and Cultural History

Friday, April 7, 2017

Apr 7 - 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.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts Begins "Frances Negrón-Muntaner Collection"

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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."

Graham Sack, PhD Candidate, directs NY Times VR film, "Lincoln in the Bardo"

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The film is a companion to George Saunders’ new eponymous novel that tells the story of a grieving president as he spends the night in the cemetery where his beloved son lies in rest. The film visualizes Lincoln’s haunting experience – and gives voice to the ghosts that populate Saunders’ evocative tale.

The film is a co-production by The New York Times, Plympton, Sensorium and Graham Sack. It was directed and written by Graham Sack. George Saunders collaborated on the adaptation.

Prof. Colm Tóibín Honored by Liverpool University with Chancellorship

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Feb. 2 - Colm Tóibín has been honored by Liverpool University with a Chancellorship. For more information, see coverage by The Guardian.


Profs. Sharon Marcus and Nicholas Dames Awarded Grant for MOOC

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

University Provost, John H. Coatsworth, awarded Profs. Sharon Marcus and Nicholas Dames a grant for their proposed Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), "The Great Novels." For more information, see: