Professor Eleanor Johnson is the Recipient of the Lionel Trilling Book Award

May 08, 2024

Eleanor Johnson, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, is recipient of the Lionel Trilling Book Award for her book, Waste in the Waters: Poetry and Ecosystemic Thought in Medieval England (University of Chicago Press, 2023).

The Lionel Trilling Book Award is given to a member of Columbia’s faculty whose book was published in the previous year and upholds a level of excellence commensurate with the work of Lionel Trilling CC’25, GSAS’38. The award was established in 1976 in honor of Professor Trilling, a gifted and dedicated teacher who was deeply committed to undergraduate education, as well as a public intellectual known nationally for his scholarship and literary criticism, which appealed to a wide-audience.

Congratulations, Professor Johnson!