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University Professor and Edgar F. Shannon Professor

Jahan Ramazani

University of Virginia

Jahan Ramazani is University Professor and Edgar F. Shannon Professor at the University of Virginia. He chaired the English Department from 2006 to 2009, where he has taught courses on modern and contemporary poetry and on anglophone literature in a global context. He also taught on Semester at Sea in the fall of 2009. He is the author of five books, including A Transnational Poetics (2009), which won the Harry Levin Prize of the American Comparative Literature Association for the best book of comparative literary criticism from 2008 to 2010, and Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney (1994), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He edited the most recent edition of The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (2003) and, with Jon Stallworthy, The Twentieth Century and After, in The Norton Anthology of English Literature (2006, 2012).He is also an associate editor of The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. He received a PhD from Yale, an MPhil from Oxford, and a BA with Highest Distinction from Virginia. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEH Fellowship, a Rhodes Scholarship, the William Riley Parker Prize of the MLA, the NEH/Mayo Distinguished Teaching Professorship, and the Thomas Jefferson Award, the University of Virginia’s highest honor.