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Robert Levine

ARHU faculty member Levine wins prestigious fellowship.
University of Maryland English professor Robert Levine has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2012.

Robert Levine will be working on his next book project, The Lives of Frederick Douglass, which aspires to offer a cultural history of how Douglass’s life has been conceived over the past 170 years.

Levine has added new texts to the Douglass section in The Norton Anthology of American Literature, 1820–1865, which he edits, and recently joined the team working on the Douglass Papers.

He is Professor of English and Distinguished-Scholar Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. His books include Conspiracy and Romance: Studies in Brockden Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, and Melville (1989), Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity (1997), and Dislocating Race and Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism (2008). 

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded 180 Fellowships to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists. According to the Foundation, fellowships are “appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.”