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Suarez Wins Fulbright Fellowship

April 16, 1998


e.gif (1031 bytes)rnest Suarez, an associate professor of English at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship to teach American contemporary literature and literature of the American South in Spain.

Beginning in January he will teach for six months at the University of Valladolid in Valladolid, Spain.

Suarez, who also is chairman of Catholic University's Department of English, began teaching in 1989 at the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater, where he won a Faculty Teaching Award. He came to Catholic University's English department in 1991 and was named the 1994 James E. Dornan Memorial Teacher of the Year by the university's Undergraduate Student Government.

He is the author of James Dickey and The Politics of Canon. Two new books, Southbound: Interviews with Recent Southern Poets and Towards a New Southern Poetry, are scheduled to be published next spring by the University of Missouri Press.

Catholic University's Department of English is home to the university's Communication Studies, Comparative Literature and Irish Studies programs.

Catholic University is a one-of-a-kind academic center: the national university of the Catholic Church, the only one established by the U.S. bishops, and located in the nation's capital. Established in 1887, the university is private and coeducational with 10 schools: religious studies, philosophy, law, arts and sciences, engineering, social service, nursing, music, library and information science, and architecture and planning. Metropolitan College provides degree programs for nontraditional students.

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