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1Name:  Dr. Marjorie Perloff
 Institution:  Stanford University; University of Southern California
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  402a
 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 many books on Twentieth and Twenty-First Century poetries and poetics. 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 late husband, Dr. Joseph K. Perloff, was American Heart Association Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Pediatrics. Her works include Rhyme and Meaning in the Poetry of Yeats (1970), The Poetic Art of Robert Lowell (1973); Poet Among Painters (1977; new edition 1997); 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); Wittgenstein’s Ladder: Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary (1996, 1998 paperback; translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Slovenian, and French); The Vienna Paradox (2004, German 2012); Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century (2010); Poetics in a New Key: Interviews and Essays (2014); Edge of Irony: Modernism in the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire (2016); Circling the Canon: Selected Book Reviews (2019); Infrathin: an Experiment in Micropoetics (2021); Wittgenstein's Private Notebooks 1914-1916 (2022).
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