The following article originally appeared in UChicago News on 17 April 2015.
Two UChicago faculty members have received John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowships: Thomas Christensen, the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities; and Kenneth W. Warren, the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature.
“These artists and writers, scholars and scientists, represent the best of the best. Since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has always bet everything on the individual, and we’re thrilled to continue the tradition with this wonderfully talented and diverse group. It’s an honor to be able to support these individuals to do the work they were meant to do,” Edward Hirsch, president of the Guggenheim Foundation, said in a news release.
Warren will use his Guggenheim fellowship to complete a new book project. Between Representation and Self-Expression: A Reconsideration of the Post-45 American Novel explores the relation between the American novel and the problem of ideology in the 1950s. It focuses on the way that point of view resurfaces during this period as both a problem and solution in novelistic practice and literary histories of the novel.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to pursue my research in the upcoming year,” Warren said of the fellowship.
Christensen, who recently received an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for his project Fétis and the Tonal Imagination: French Discourses of Musical Tonality in the Nineteenth Century, plans to defer his Guggenheim Fellowship.