Lyons named Guggenheim Fellow
By Joanna Gluckman
D. Lyons, U.Va.s Commonwealth Professor of French,
is among 184 scholars, artists and scientists chosen this year
to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship.
annual awards from the Joel Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
provide financial support for a years intensive work on
a project. Selections are made on the basis of distinguished achievement
and exceptional promise for future accomplishment.
fellowship will support Lyons as he works to complete a book tentatively
titled, The Practice of Imagination: Embodied Thought in Early-Modern
France. The book explores the use of imagination by French writers
of the 17th century.
1925, the foundation has granted more than $200 million to more
than 15,000 individuals, including Ansel Adams, Aaron Copland,
Langston Hughes, Henry Kissinger, Vladimir Nabokov, Isamu Noguchi,
Linus Pauling, Paul Samuelson, Martha Graham, Philip Roth, Derek
Walcott, James Watson and Eudora Welty.