Margot Norris, UC Irvine Chancellor’s Professor of English and Comparative Literature, has been nominated as a foreign member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. The prestigious academy celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding in Helsinki this year in April and honors academics in sciences, humanities and the arts who have made significant contributions to scholarship. Norris specializes in 20th-century literature and intellectual history. Her most enduring interest has been in the work of James Joyce. She has published four books on James Joyce and serves as president of the International James Joyce Foundation.