March 10, 2014
Meena Alexander Named National Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study
The Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) named Distinguished Professor Meena Alexander (Hunter, English) a National Fellow at the IIAS, beginning July 2014. The high honor was awarded to Alexander for her current poetry project, which is inspired by Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal. Alexander describes the project as a manuscript of poems that move into questions of migration and memory, illiteracy and what it means to dwell in multiple languages.
While in residence at the Institute Professor Alexander will work on a cycle of poems entitled *Dreaming in Shimla (Letter to my Mother)*. Some of these poems are set in the gardens of Rashtrapati Nivas and evoke the encircling landscape of Shimla.
Read Prof. Meena Alexander’s profile on the website of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) by clicking here.
The IIAS was founded by the former president of India, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, as a scholarly and creative hub for “free and creative inquiry into the themes and problems of life and thought.” – See more at: http://gc.cuny.edu/News/GC-News/Detail?id=22899#sthash.3s6jXctA.dpuf
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