CLEMSON — Clemson University professor Jeff Love has been named as a Fellow at the National Humanities Center for the upcoming academic year.

Clemson University professor Jeff Love

Clemson University professor Jeff Love

The first-ever member of the Clemson faculty to be selected as a National Humanities Center Fellow, Love will join 40 other distinguished scholars from 36 institutions across the United States and four foreign countries working on a wide array of projects. He is a professor of Russian and German who has taught Russian and German literature and language and Modern European Literature.

“We are so pleased that Dr. Love has been recognized by the Center for not only his good work, but for the thoughts and ideas we know he will bring with him,” said Richard E. Goodstein, dean of Clemson University’s College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities.

Love will join leading scholars from 16 states, Canada, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan and the United Kingdom for the academic year 2014-15. Chosen from 362 applicants, the Fellows represent humanistic scholarship in anthropology, art history, classics and archeology, communications studies, history, law, literature, political science, philosophy and religion. Each Fellow will work on an individual research project and will have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures and conferences at the center.

“I am grateful to have this opportunity to write a book on an important Franco-Russian philosopher, Alexandre Kojève, in this time of increasingly strained relations between West and East,” Love said.

The National Humanities Center will award $1.6 million in individual fellowship grants to enable the scholars to take leave from their normal academic duties and pursue research. This funding is made possible by the center’s endowment, by grants from the Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by contributions from alumni and friends.

“I look forward to welcoming the Fellows of 2014-15,” center director Geoffrey Harpham said of the Fellows who will constitute the 37th class of resident scholars since it opened in 1978. “They are a distinguished group of scholars whose work represents the latest thinking in the humanities; it is a privilege for the center to support their research.”

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National Humanities Center
The National Humanities Center, located in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina, is a privately incorporated independent institute for advanced study in the humanities. Since 1978 the Center has awarded fellowships to more than 1,300 scholars in the humanities, whose work at the Center has resulted in the publication of more than 1,500 books in all fields of humanistic study. The Center also sponsors programs to strengthen the teaching of the humanities in secondary and higher education.