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TIAS Faculty Fellow receives Hubbell Award for lifetime achievement

Professor gives a lecture in an auditorium.
Robert S. Levine gives his TIAS Eminent Scholar Lecture in October 2013. (Image: Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study)

Professor Robert S. Levine, one of the first nationally prominent scholars selected by the Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS) to come to the campus here for extended interaction with faculty and students, has been presented the Hubbell Award by the Modern Language Association for “lifetime achievement.” He is believed to be the youngest person ever to receive the prestigious literary award.

Levine, whose permanent position is professor of English at the University of Maryland, where he  holds the title of Distinguished University Professor and is the founding director of the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies, conducted a portion of his academic work last year at Texas A&M as a TIAS Faculty Fellow.

He will be returning to Texas A&M later this month. While on campus, he works most closely with the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts.