Maus and Ramazani receive Guggenheim fellowships
English professors have been chosen to receive prestigious Guggenheim
Fellowships this year, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
has announced. The awards, which provide a cash prize to allow
recipients time to further their work, are given for unusually
distinguished achievement and exceptional promise.
Katharine Maus, an authority on the English Renaissance, will
use her fellowship beginning next January to write a history of
English literature for the period 1603-1660, to be published in
Oxford University Press's English literary history series. Maus
also has received an American Council of Learned Societies Senior
Fellowship to help her pursue that project.
Jahan Ramazani, a scholar of modern poetry, will use his Guggenheim
Fellowship in the coming academic year to complete a book titled
The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English, to be published
by the University of Chicago Press. He has also received a Virginia
Foundation for the Humanities Fellowship for the spring semester.
who has taught at U.Va. since 1988, is the author of numerous
articles and books, including Inwardness and Theater in the English
Renaissance, which won the Roland Baintain Prize for an outstanding
book in Renaissance studies in 1996. Co-editor of The Norton Shakespeare,
published in 1997, she has received several honors including a
Folger Institute fellowship and an NEH fellowship.
Her new book on the 17th century will examine, among other topics,
how authors of the period thought of their work, who audiences
were, and how local places became popular subjects of works.
is the author of Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy
to Heaney, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics
Circle Award, and Yeats and the Poetry of Death: Elegy, Self-Elegy,
and the Sublime. Since joining the English faculty in 1988, he
has received numerous honors and fellowships including a Lilly
Teaching Fellowship and an NEH fellowship. He served as chair
of U.Va.'s faculty senate in 1997-98.
his book-in-progress -- the first on postcolonial poetry in English
-- he argues that poets of Africa, India, and the Caribbean have
dramatically expanded the possibilities of English-language poetry
by hybridizing Western and indigenous resources. The book will
focus on leading Anglophone poets of five nations formerly under