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Fuller wins Guggenheim fellowship

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Professor and award-winning author recognized for literary work

A University of Tulsa English professor has been awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for his scholarship achievements and exceptional creativity in the arts.

Chapman Professor of English Randall Fuller is among 178 scholars, artists and scientists selected to receive the fellowship from a pool of nearly 3,000 applicants. Guggenheim Fellows are comprised of many backgrounds, fields of study and accomplishments including 56 disciplines, 83 academic institutions, 29 states and two Canadian provinces.

Fuller, who specializes in 19th century American literature and culture, is the author of Emerson’s Ghosts: Literature, Politics, and the Making of Americanists, a collection of Nathaniel Hawthorne journals. He also penned From Battlefields Rising: How the Civil War Transformed American Literature, a winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award for best literary criticism.

Fuller has written for national publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Humanities. He has received two National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships as well as several fellowships from the National Humanities Center. Fuller earned his bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Missouri along with master’s and doctoral degrees in English from Washington University in St. Louis.

Since 1925, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has granted more than $315 million in fellowships to more than 17,000 writers including Nobel laureates, poets laureate and Pulitzer Prize winners.

Gail Ellis