mardi 29 juillet 2008

Gauri Viswanathan

Une figure que je découvre, dans le sommaire du volume Nation, Language, and the Ethics of Translation (Bermann & Wood) : les premiers détails tirés du site du département de English and Comparative Literature de Columbia :

Title: Class of 1933 [??] Professor in the Humanities
Specialization: Intellectual history; education, religion, and culture; 19th-century British and colonial cultural studies; history of disciplines

Bio
Gauri Viswanathan is Class of 1933 [what?] Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. She has published widely on education, religion, and culture; nineteenth-century British and colonial cultural studies; and the history of modern disciplines. Her most recent article is “Secularism in the Framework of Heterodoxy” published in PMLA (2008). She is the author of Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India (Columbia, 1989; Oxford, 1998) and Outside the Fold: Conversion, Modernity, and Belief (Princeton, 1998), which won the Harry Levin Prize awarded by the American Comparative Literature Association, the James Russell Prize awarded by the Modern Language Association of America, and the Ananda K. Coomaraswamy Prize awarded by the Association for Asian Studies.

She is also the editor of Power, Politics, and Culture: Interviews with Edward W. Said (Vintage, 2001), as well as a special issue of ARIEL: A Review of English Literature (2000) on “Institutionalizing English Studies: The Postcolonial/Postindependence Challenge.”
Prof. Viswanathan’s current work is on modern occultism and the writing of alternative religious histories. She has held numerous visiting chairs, among them the Beckman Professorship at Berkeley, and was most recently an affiliated fellow at the American Academy in Rome. She has received Guggenheim, NEH, and Mellon fellowships, and was a fellow at various international research institutes.

2 commentaires:

Karim a dit…

"Class of 1933 [what?] Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University"

Bonjour,

Je réagis aux "???" et au "what ?" :

"Class of 1933" est le nom, en effet assez atypique, de la chaire qu'occupe Gauri Viswanathan à Columbia.

Une chaire porte en général le nom du donateur ou le nom d'un grand universitaire à honorer.

En l'occurence, et si me souviens bien, plusieurs anciens de la promo 1933 (ou leurs enfants) s'étaient réunis et avaient cotisé pour financer une chaire qui porterait le nom de leur promo, promo célèbre car elle s'était mobilisée contre la montée du fascisme et contre la venue de l'ambassadeur d'Hitler à Columbia.

CJ a dit…

Many thanks, Karim!