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American literature expert named Chancellor's Fellow

Elisa Tamarkin, associate professor of English at UC Irvine, has been awarded the title of Chancellor's Fellow, effective Oct. 1…

October 16, 2009

Elisa Tamarkin, associate professor of English at UC Irvine, has been awarded the title of Chancellor’s Fellow, effective Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2010. The title honors and recognizes scholars of exceptional value to the university, whose achievements in scholarship demonstrate extraordinary promise for world-class contributions to knowledge. The three-year honor includes $25,000 per year to support research efforts. Tamarkin will use the funding for her new book project “Irrelevance: The Scholarly Life in the Age of News,” which focuses on topics of relevant and irrelevant knowledge since 1830, and on the relationship between the academy and the press.