Smith named National Humanities Center fellow

May 17, 2007 4:55 p.m.

Professor of English Nigel Smith has been named a fellow of the National Humanities Center for the 2007-08 academic year.

Smith was one of 37 scholars to be selected from more than 400 applicants in the fields of history, literature, philosophy, art history, anthropology, religion, classics and other humanistic areas of study. The National Humanities Center awards more than $1.4 million in fellowship grants that enable scholars to take leave from their normal academic duties and pursue research at the center, located in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina.

During his fellowship at the center, Smith will work on "The State and Literary Production, c. 1500-c. 1700." He also will have the opportunity to participate in seminars, lectures and conferences.

Smith focuses his research on early modern literature, especially the 17th century. He is the author of "The Poems of Andrew Marvell," "Literature and Revolution in England, 1640-1660" and "Perfection Proclaimed: Language and Literature in English Radical Religion, 1640-1660." Smith has taught at Princeton since 1999.