ATHENS, Ohio (March 13, 2007) -- Ohio University Langston Hughes Professor of English and African American Studies Amritjit Singh will receive the 2007 MELUS Lifetime Achievement Award at the 21st Annual MELUS Conference this spring.
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- Aziz Haniffa
Amritjit Singh, Langston Hughes Professor of English and African American Studies at the Ohio University in Athens , Ohio, was last month honored with the 2007 MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature in the United States) Lifetime Achievement Award at its 21st annual conference in Fresno, California.
This was the first time MELUS has honored a foreign-born American professor with the prestigious award for contribu¬tions to ethnic American literary scholarship.
A national organization of college and university professors, MELUS states, “it is committed to expanding the definition and canon of American literature through the study and teaching of African-American, Latino-American, Native-American, Asian¬American and ethnically-specific European-American literary works, their authors and their cultural contexts.” Read the full story
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English Prof. Receives MELUS Lifetime Achievement Award, a Staff Reporter
FRESNO, Calif. –– Professor Amritjit Singh, professor of English and African American Studies at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, was honored with the 2007 MELUS Lifetime Achievement Award Mar. 26, capping the 21st Annual MELUS Conference held March 22-25.
He is the first foreign-born American to receive the honor.
MELUS, the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature, honors scholars with the Achievement Award for their contributions to ethnic American literary scholarship. Read the full story