David Damrosch#

David Damrosch
Membership Number:3409
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2009 - present Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature, Dept. of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
  • 1994 - 2009 Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
  • 1980 - 1994 Assistant and Associate Professor of English and Comp. Lit., Columbia University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Translation studies
  • Writing systems and global scripts
  • Theory and methods of comparative literature
  • Word Literature
  • Literature and the Bible

Honours and Awards
  • 2023 Balzan Prize for World Literature "for his creative approach to world literature as a transnational circulation of works that remain alive because they are embraced and changed beyond their culture of origin. For his stupendous knowledge of Western and non-Western literatures in all their geographical breadth and historical depth"
  • 2017 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • 2011 Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, University of Bucharest
  • 2011 Honorary Adjunct Professor, Beijing Language and Culture University
  • 2010 Honorary Guest Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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