Four Are Chosen to Give Courses in the Humanities

The Society of Fellows in the Humanities has announced the appointment of four Mellon postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the 1995-96 academic year.

The incoming fellows, with their fields of study and the institution at which they received the doctorate, are:

Fellowship recipients were selected from among 502 applicants in the 20th annual fellowship competition. Nine members of the Society's 40-member faculty governing board interviewed 20 candidates during a two-day period. The faculty were: Victoria de Grazia, history; Patricia Grieve, Spanish; Robert Hymes, East Asian languages and cultures; Natalie Kampen, women's studies and art history; Karl Kroeber (co-chairman),English and comparative literature; Martin Meisel, English and comparative literature; Esther Pasztory (co-chairwoman), art history and archaeology; Thomas Pogge, philosophy, and Dorothea Von Mucke, German.

The appointment of the four scholars brings to 108 the number of fellows who have come through the Society's program.

Fellows teach in the general education program of Columbia College, pursue independent research and participate in the intellectual activities of the Society.

Przybyszewski will teach the Contemporary Civilization course and will work on her research project "Writing a Life in the Law: Justice Harlan, the Union and Historical Memory."

Sandage, who also will teach Contemporary Civilization, will inaugurate the Society's fall brown bag lunch series with a talk entitled "Deadbeats, Drunkards and Dreamers: The Problem of Failure in the United States, 1819-1893."

Shin plans to teach in Asian Humanities and to work on a revision of his dissertation "Tribalizing the Frontier: Ethnicity and Expansion in Southwest China."

In the fall, Waters will also teach in Asian Humanities; in the spring, she will teach "Human Rights and Social Justice in Comparative Perspective." On Oct. 19, she will speak on "Women's Suicide in Contemporary India" at one of the Society's on-going programs on Death.

Three additional Mellon Fellows have been reappointed for 1995-96: Michael Anderson, classics; Jeffrey Bale, history, and Deborah Diamond, political science.

The Society of Fellows in the Humanities was organized in 1975 with endowments from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust.

Offices for the Society are located in the Heyman Center for the Humanities.

Among the many regular programs sponsored by the Society are the weekly Brown bag lectures held on Thursdays in the Heyman Center.

Columbia University Record -- May 26, 1995 -- Vol. 20, No. 30