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This page contains an archive of all entries in the Awards category. They are listed from newest to oldest. More can be found on the main Spotlight page or by looking through the archives.

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Lit. Profs. Sandy Alexandre & Arthur Bahr selected as Burchard Faculty Fellows

Literature is pleased to announce that Professors Sandy Alexandre and Arthur Bahr have both been selected to serve as Burchard Faculty Fellows for the 2013-14 academic year.

Each year the Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, in consultation with the Associate Dean and the Director of the Burchard Scholars, chooses five faculty members to serve as Burchard Faculty Fellows. This appointment honors faculty members' abilities to discuss colleagues' research from all units in the School and their pleasure in meeting with undergraduates. Faculty Fellows are responsible for choosing the next class of Burchard scholars and they attend all Burchard events. The Faculty Fellows are teachers whose dynamic, interactive style enables them to encourage lively exchange of ideas with students as they confront a range of scholarly ideas.

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Professor Sandy Alexandre awarded tenure

Literature is delighted to announce that, as of July 1, Professor Sandy Alexandre has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. Professor Alexandre is a scholar of American and African-American literature and culture. Her work focuses mainly on racial violence and its representations and the valuation of material objects in literature and culture. Professor James Buzard commented, "We are pleased at this well-deserved award of tenure and look forward to working with her for many years to come."

MIT School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences announcement

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Professor Shankar Raman Wins Levitan Prize in the Humanities

The Literature Section's Shankar Raman has been awarded $25K to support the development of his manuscript. Read the full story here.

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Literature award winners announced

2012-2013 Literature award winners are announced!

Please join us in congratulating Anthony Farrell, who has been recognized by the Literature Section for his academic excellence and commitment to literary study with the annual Peter S. Donaldson Literature Prize.

We also wish to congratulate Katy Gero and Jeffery Sperling. Both students were awarded the John Hildebidle Poetry Prize for displaying academic talent in 21L.004 "Reading Poetry" course, and for enriching the MIT poetry community more broadly.

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Prof. Stephanie Frampton awarded Rome Prize

MIT Literature is pleased to announce that Stephanie Ann Frampton, Assistant Professor of Classical Literature, has been awarded the American Academy of Rome Andrew Heiskell Post-Doctoral Rome Prize for her work in Ancient Studies. Professor Frampton will spend a year in Rome to work on her research project entitled, Alphabetic Order: The Roman Alphabet and the Material Culture of Literature in the Ancient World. Professor Frampton’s fellowship includes a stipend and room and board for a period of one year in Rome.

Read press release
MIT News article

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Associate Professor Arthur Bahr Awarded Hayes Career Development Professorship

Literature congratulates Arthur Bahr who has been awarded the Alfred Henry and Jean Morrison Hayes Career Development Professorship for a three-year term commencing July 1, 2012. This honor is bestowed by the Provost in support of a young scholar’s “outstanding research and education career at MIT.”

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Literature award winner announced

2011-12 Literature Award winner announced!

Please join us in congratulating Maryia Samoylova, who has been recognized by the Literature Section for her academic excellence and commitment to literary study with the annual Peter S. Donaldson Literature Prize.

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Literature Faculty Arthur Bahr & Eugenie Brinkema Selected to Receive Levitan Teaching Awards

Arthur Bahr, Associate Professor of Literature, and Eugenie Brinkema, Assistant Professor of Literature, were both selected to receive the 2012 James A. and Ruth Levitan Award for Excellence in Teaching, given by the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. This prize recognizes those instructors in the School who have demonstrated outstanding success in teaching undergraduate and graduate students and who have been nominated by students themselves for work above and beyond the ordinary classroom responsibilities. We are delighted by the well-deserved recognition our two young colleagues have received.

http://shass.mit.edu/news/levitan-teaching-awards

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Alumni Update

Congratulations to Anneke Schwob ('10), who will be pursuing her Ph.D. in English at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill beginning in Fall 2012. She is the recipient of a Mellon fellowship and will be doing research in the medical humanities.

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Literature award winner announced

2010-11 Literature Award winner announced!

Please join us in congratulating Jabe Ziino, who has been recognized by the Literature Section for his academic excellence and commitment to literary study with the annual Achievement Award in Literary Studies.

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Literature award winners announced

2009-10 Literature Award winners announced!

Please join us in congratulating the following majors who have been recognized by the Literature Section for their academic excellence and commitment to literary study:

Anneke Schwob (21L and 21S) and Seohyung Kim (21L and 18) have been awarded the annual Achievement Award in Literary Studies.

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Literature award winner announced

2007-08 Literature Award winner announced!

Please join us in congratulating Gayle Denman, who has been recognized by the Literature Section for her academic excellence and commitment to literary study with the annual Achievement Award in Literary Studies.

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Literature award winners announced

2006-07 Literature Award winners announced!

Please join us in congratulating the following majors who have been
recognized by the Literature Section for their academic excellence
and commitment to literary study:

Aitor Astobieta (21L and 24) has been awarded the annual Achievement
Award in Literary Studies.

Heather Coffin (21S) receives an Honorable Mention for her efforts
and achievements.


Previous Literature Award winners:

The 2005-06 Achievement Award in Literary Studies has been shared by
two outstanding majors:

Jocelyn Rodal (21L)
Thomas Schilling (21L and 3).

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