Hannah Weaver Named 2023-24 Fellow of the Institute for Ideas and Imagination

Hannah Weaver will begin her year-long residency this fall with Columbia's Institute for Ideas and Imagination

May 02, 2023

Dr. Hannah M. Weaver, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature, has been selected as a Fellow at Columbia's Institute for Ideas and Imagination

The Institute for Ideas and Imagination is a residential fellowship program at Reid Hall, offering support for faculty and recent doctoral students from all departments and schools to work alongside writers and artists from outside the academy. The Institute's fifth class of fellows will blend Columbia faculty and post-docs with creative artists of global renown, from Ted Hughes Award-winning poet Jay Bernard to the interdisciplinary artist Ana María Gómez López. 

Weaver writes and teaches about the literature of medieval Europe—particularly the regions now known as England and France—and asks questions about how the physical forms that stories take can inform us about how medieval people thought. During her fellowship with the Institute, Weaver will work on her current book project, Latinizing the Vernacular: Retrotranslation in Medieval Europe, 1200-1500, which uncovers an unexplored site of language contact and exchange through the study of retrotranslations of histories, travel accounts, and frame tales back into Latin.

Congratulations, Hannah!