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Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Endowed Chair Archives

Lorrie Moore named 2017 Cullman Center fellow

Apr. 28, 2017—Distinguished fiction writer and professor Lorrie Moore has been awarded a prestigious fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.

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Vanderbilt English professor awarded 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship

Apr. 18, 2017—Professor of English Mark Schoenfield, an expert on Romantic periodicals and culture, has been awarded a 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in English literature.

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Hortense Spillers to receive lifetime achievement award

Feb. 17, 2017—The Caribbean Philosophical Association will honor English professor Hortense Spillers with a lifetime achievement award at its June conference.

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‘A Post-Truth Nation’ panel to be hosted Feb. 22 by Vanderbilt Libraries

Feb. 16, 2017—Vanderbilt Central Library will host a panel discussion on the current state of news, fake news, propaganda and more to be moderated by political scientist John Geer Feb. 22.

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Renamed Arts and Science department deepens cross-disciplinary focus

Dec. 6, 2016—Faculty and students will explore cultural history, literature, film, political culture and other interdisciplinary areas in the newly named Department of German, Russian and East European Studies.

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Putting the body back into the mind of schizophrenia

Oct. 31, 2011—A study using a procedure called the rubber hand illusion has found striking new evidence that people experiencing schizophrenia have a weakened sense of body ownership and has produced the first case of a spontaneous, out-of-body experience in the laboratory.

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