Carrie Noland, UC Irvine professor of French, has received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for the 2014-15 academic year. Her central area of research is modernist poetry, and she has published widely on phenomenology (the study of human consciousness and self-awareness), the Frankfurt School, dance and performance studies, and postcolonial theory. Noland is also the author of Poetry at Stake, which initiated a cultural-studies approach to the study of poetry by redefining the relationship between subjective expression and mechanical reproduction, high art and the world of commerce. Guggenheim Fellowships, often characterized as midcareer awards, are intended for those who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Noland is one of 178 scholars, artists and scientists in 56 disciplines to garner a Guggenheim Fellowship this year, selected from a pool of almost 3,000 applicants. It’s the second prestigious grant she has been awarded for 2014-15. She’ll also be the annual Clark/Oakley Humanities Fellow at the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts. Since it was established in 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has granted more than $315 million in fellowships to at least 17,700 individuals, including winners of Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, Fields Medals and other internationally recognized honors. For more information, visit