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Prof. Waldo Receives Loeb Fellowship for Classical Reception in Asian American Literature

Submitted by Deborah E Kamen on April 17, 2024 - 12:19pm
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Congratulations to Prof. Chris Waldo, who was awarded a prestigious Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship for 2024-25 to support his book project Classical Reception in Asian American Literature! He also received a Royalty Research Fund grant for 2024-25 to fund this exciting project.
Waldo’s book will be the first scholarly monograph on the topic of classical reception in Asian American literature, laying the groundwork for a burgeoning new subfield of Classics. In it, Waldo explores the works of Quan Barry, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Johanna Hedva, David Lau, Chang-rae Lee, Vi Khi Nao, Hoa Nguyen, and Ocean Vuong, examining their engagements with the classical tradition. In addition to broadening our understanding of classical reception, Waldo hopes that the book will demonstrate that the field of Classics has been expanding to be more inclusive of diverse perspectives.

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