Clayman Faculty Research Fellow named Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities

by admin on 10/25/10 at 11:54 am

Shelley Fisher Fishkin Current Clayman Faculty Research Fellow Shelley Fisher Fishkin was named the Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities earlier this month. In addition to serving as a full professor in her home department of English, she also serves as the Director of the American Studies program at Stanford University. During her career she has published over eighty essays, articles and reviews and is an author, editor, or co-editor of over forty books. She is a preeminent scholar of Mark Twain, recently publishing The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Work. She received her bachelors and PhD from Yale University and taught English and American Studies at the University of Texas for nearly twenty years before moving to Stanford in 2003.

During her time at the Clayman Institute, Professor Fishkin will be developing a new undergraduate course, ‘Feminism and American Literature’, planning a symposium to mark the fortieth anniversary of Ms. Magazine, and continuing work on her newest manuscript, Reading America (University of California Press, forthcoming).

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