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1Name:  Dr. Marjorie Garber
 Institution:  Harvard University
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  401. Archaeology
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1944
   
 
Marjorie Garber is an internationally renowned scholar of Shakespeare, Renaissance literature and contemporary culture. Her interests encompass literary and cultural theory, psychoanalysis, gender, sexuality, the arts, and intellectual life. Her books include Shakespeare’s Ghost Writers (1987); Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety (1992);Vice-Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life (1995); Dog Love (1997); Sex and Real Estate (2000); Academic Instincts (2001); Shakespeare After All (2004); Patronizing the Arts (2008);Shakespeare and Modern Culture (2008) and The Use and Abuse of Literature (2011); as well as several volumes of collected essays: Symptoms of Culture (1998); Quotation Marks (2002); Profiling Shakespeare (2008); Loaded Words (2012); and Character: The History of a Cultural Obsession (2020). Shakespeare After All was awarded the prestigious Christian Gauss Prize by the Phi Beta Kappa Society in 2005. Her essays, known for their incisive wit, have established her as an astute cultural critic and commentator on modern life. Her dynamic and compelling lectures on Shakespeare have been widely influential for generations of students and scholars. Her recent work has addressed the arts, theater and performance, the centrality of literature and the future of the humanities. Dr. Garber is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. She received her B.A. from Swarthmore College (with Highest Honors) in 1966, and her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1969. She taught at Yale for a decade and then at Haverford College before joining the Harvard faculty in 1981. At Harvard she has been Director of the Humanities Center, Chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Chair of the Committee on Dramatic Arts, and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Garber is the former President of the international Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes and a continuing member of its advisory board, and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Council of Learned Societies. She is a Trustee of the English Institute, and a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar.
 
2Name:  Dr. Wu Hung
 Institution:  University of Chicago
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  401. Archaeology
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1945
   
 
Wu Hung is currently the Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Chinese Art History in the Department of Art History and Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Born in China, he earned his Ph.D. in 1987 from Harvard University. He has won the Levenson Prize of the Association for Asian Studies (1991). His publications include: The Wu Liang Shrine, 1989; Monumentality in Early Chinese Art and Architecture, 1995; The Double Screen: Medium and Representation in Chinese Painting, 1996; (with R. Barnhart, et al) 3000 Years of Chinese Painting, 1997; (with C. Phillips) Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, 2004; Remaking Beijing: Tiananmen Square and the Creation of a Political Space, 2005; Art of the Yellow Spring: Rethinking Chinese Tombs, 2010. He is the editor of Chinese Art at the Crossroads: Between Past and Future, Between East and West (2001) and, with K. Tsiang, Body and Face in Chinese Visual Culture (2005). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2007). Wu Hung is a leading historian of Chinese art, renowned for his study of art and visual culture in early China. In his 1989 book, The Wu Liang Shrine, he analyzed how a pictorial program in the second century CE reflected Confucian ideology, going beyond the usual formal and iconographical analyses into social history. Art of the Yellow Springs: Understanding Chinese Tombs (2010) examined excavated materials from Neolithic to late Medieval periods and interpreted them in their appropriate funerary contexts. He has also written extensively about twentieth century art. In addition, he has curated more than two dozen exhibitions, largely in contemporary painting and photography, in the United States, Germany, China, and Korea. Wu Hung was selected to give the 68th annual A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts. He was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2012.
 
3Name:  Dr. Rosalind Krauss
 Institution:  Columbia University
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  401. Archaeology
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1940
   
 
Professor Krauss' attempts to understand the phenomenon of modernist art, in its historical, theoretical, and formal dimensions, have led her in various directions. She has, for example, been interested in the development of photography, whose history-running parallel to that of modernist painting and sculpture-makes visible certain previously overlooked phenomena in the "high arts," such as the role of the indexical mark, or the function of the archive. She has also investigated certain concepts, such as "formlessness," "the optical unconscious," or "pastiche," which organize modernist practice in relation to different explanatory grids from those of progressive modernism, or the avant-garde.
 
4Name:  Dr. Marjorie Perloff
 Institution:  Stanford University; University of Southern California
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  401. Archaeology
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1931
   
 
Marjorie Perloff is Sadie D. Patek Professor Emerita at Stanford University and Florence Scott Professor Emerita at the University of Southern California. She is the author of fifteen books on Twentieth and Twenty-First Century poetries and poetics, Continental European and Brazilian, as well as Anglo-American, including books on W. B. Yeats, Robert Lowell, and Frank O’Hara; The Poetics of Indeterminacy: Rimbaud to Cage (1981), The Futurist Moment: Avant-Garde, Avant-Guerre, and the Language of Rupture (1986, new edition, 1994), Radical Artifice: Writing Poetry in the Age of Media (1992), and Wittgenstein’s Ladder: Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary(1996, 1998 paperback; translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Slovenian, and French). Her memoir The Vienna Paradox was published by New Directions in 2004, and will appear in German translation in 2012. Her most recent books are Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century and The Sound of Poetry, the Poetry of Sound, co-edited with Craig Dworkin, both from the University of Chicago Press in 2010. Perloff has been a frequent reviewer for periodicals from TLS and The Washington Post to all the major scholarly journals, and she has lectured at most major universities in the U.S. and at European, Asian, and Latin American universities and festivals. She was recently the Weidenfeld Professor of European Literature at Oxford University and the Kelly Writers House Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Perloff has held Guggenheim, NEH, and Huntington fellowships, served on the Advisory Board of the Stanford Humanities Center. In 2014 she was awarded the Washington University International Humanities Medal. She was President of the American Comparative Literature Association from 1993-95 and of the Modern Language Association (MLA) in 2006. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recently was named Honorary Foreign Professor at the Beijing Modern Languages University. She received an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters, from Bard College in May 2008. A native of Vienna, Austria, who grew up in New York City, Marjorie lives in Los Angeles, where her husband, Dr. Joseph K. Perloff is American Heart Association Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Pediatrics. For further information: http:// marjorieperloff.com/
 
5Name:  Dr. Brent D. Shaw
 Institution:  Princeton University
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  404a
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1947
   
 
For advanced research work in Classics I went to Cambridge University in 1973 where I completed my doctoral dissertation research on pastoral nomadism and state regulation in the Roman empire under the aegis of Joyce Reynolds. After serving some of my first years in academia in the University of Birmingham and then at undergraduate institutions in Canada, I moved to the University of Pennsylvania in 1996, following a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study and a year as Visiting Professor of Classics at Princeton University. I then went to Princeton University in 2004, where I am currently the Andrew Fleming West Professor of Classics and Chair of the Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity. My principal areas of research have included the regional history of the Roman world with special emphasis on the African provinces of the empire; the demographic and social history of the Roman family; problems of violence and social order, beginning with studies on banditry in the mid 1980s, but shifting to problems of sectarian violence to which my current large work, Sacred Violence: African Christians and Sectarian Hatred in the Age of Augustine (Cambridge University Press 2011) is devoted. My current research is split between a major collective project on global history, entitled "Worlds Together, Worlds Apart," shared with other faculty in the Department of History at Princeton, and my own current work on the problem of economic activity and metaphorical representation.
 
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