Four University Faculty members were among the 64 recipients of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowships chosen this year. Annually distributing around $2,500 each in stipends, the Fellowship projects this year concentrate on the civilization of the Americas in particular.
Those receiving Fellowships were: Harry T. Levin '33, Faculty Instructor in English; Edward R. Weismiller, Teaching Fellow in English; Tilly Edinger, Research Associate in Paleontology; and Vladimir Nabokov, Research Fellow in the Museum of Comparative Zoology.
Levin Teaches English 90
Levin, an authority on James Joyce and instructor of English 90, has taken the project: "A study of symbolism in American fiction; with particular reference to Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and James." He has already written two books, "The Broken Column: A Study of Romantic Hellenism" and "James Joyce: A Critical Introduction."
Weismiller's project, "Creative writing in the field of poetry" will succeed his earlier work in that field which included a volume of verse published in 1936; "The Deer Come Down." Miss Edinger, famous for her articles published in German, French, and English, is a refugee scholar and will discuss the tooth replacement in Amphibia and Reptilia. Nabokov was born in Russia and is a scientist as well as novelist, his most recent novel being "The Real Life of Sebastian Knight."