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Brandeis PhD Alumna Ivy Schweitzer Wins MLA Lifetime Acheivement Award

March 29th, 2013

Humanities News

Dartmouth Now reports that Ivy Schweitzer, a professor of English at Dartmouth since 1983, has won an MLA Lifetime Achievement award. Professor Schweitzer earned her PhD in English from Brandeis University, writing her dissertation about early American poetry. From the article:

Schweitzer has recently gained further recognition: The professor of English was awarded the Modern Language Association’s Division for American Literature Before 1800 Lifetime Achievement Award. For her mentorship, scholarship, and teaching, Schweitzer became the first recipient of the award since 2009 and the third female winner ever. The award was presented this month at a conference in Savannah, Ga.

“It’s something I never expected,” she says.

University of California, Berkeley Professor Kathleen Donegan spoke about Schweitzer at the award’s presentation: “This award is about lifetime achievement in research, teaching, and service, and Ivy’s career unites these three areas seamlessly.”

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