U.Va. Literary Scholars Receive Guggenheim and Additional Fellowships
for Book Projects
6, 2000 -- Two University of Virginia English professors
are among approximately 180 scholars, artists and scientists chosen
from thousands of applicants nationwide to receive fellowships this
year from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the foundation
has announced. The prestigious 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.
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 British
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