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Congratulations to Professor Henry Weinfield, who is a recipient of a 2018 Literature Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts!

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Henry Weinfield

To support the translation from the French of selected sonnets and other poems by Pierre de Ronsard. Ronsard (1524-85), one of the greatest poets of the Renaissance, was the leader of the famous Pléiade group of poets in 16th-century France. Steeped in the classics, his aim was to renovate and enrich French poetry and the French language. An extraordinarily prolific poet, Ronsard wrote sonnets, odes, hymns, elegies, discourses, satires, and epigrams, as well as an unfinished epic. His poetry was celebrated in his own time and had a major influence on subsequent French poetry. His sonnets, written in the Petrarchan form, are to French poetry what Shakespeare’s are to English. This collection will include approximately 150 sonnets by Ronsard, among them his most famous, as well as several of his elegies and discourses.
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PLS professor awarded fellowships to explore early concepts of the self

Author: Emily McConville

Gretchen Reydams-Schils, a professor in the Program of Liberal Studies, has begun a 10-month fellowship at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, as part of a multidisciplinary research project that studies expressions of the self among philosophers, lawmakers, representatives of religious traditions, and biographers in ancient Greece and Rome. The project brings together scholars of philosophy, law, literature, early Christianity, Jewish Hellenism, and Judaism to understand classical thinkers’ concept of the self and how that conception manifested itself in Jewish, Christian, and Roman culture. Read More

Four Arts and Letters students win Undergraduate Library Research Awards

Author: Tara O'Leary

Four undergraduate students in Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters received Undergraduate Library Research Awards during the 10th annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference on Friday, May 5. The award honors individuals who conduct original research and demonstrate exemplary skills through their broad use of library resources, collections, and services for their scholarly and creative works. Read More

PLS and theology professor wins award for research on influential Catholic thinker

Author: Brian Wallheimer

An examination of one of the 20th century’s most important Catholic theologians has garnered a significant honor for Jennifer Newsome Martin, an assistant professor in the Program of Liberal Studies. She is one of 10 people worldwide to receive the 2017 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise, presented by the University of Heidelberg’s Forschungszentrum für Internationale und Interdisziplinäre Theologie for outstanding doctoral or first post-doctoral works in the area of God and spirituality. Read More

Two seniors received Robert S. Pelton Essay Contest for their senior thesis

Author: Debbie Kabzinski

Jennifer Martin is delighted to announce that two of her senior thesis advisees have won prizes for their work in this year's Robert S. Pelton Essay Contest through the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Elaine Schmidt's thesis, "Un Oído al Pueblo: Finding God and Beauty in the Catholicism of the Peruvian Andes," won first place in the undergraduate category (with a $500 cash prize), and Warren Kraemer's "The Role of the Papacy in Restoring Cuban-American Relations" was one of two runners-up (with a cash prize of $100). Peter Casarella from Notre Dame’s Department of Theology provided invaluable guidance as co-director for both theses, and Victor Maqque was involved with Elaine's thesis as well. Read More