<!-- Deleted image removed: -->Lawrence Buell
(born 1939) is the current Powell M. Cabot
Professor of American Literature at Harvard University
, specialist on antebellum American literature
and a pioneer of Ecocriticism
. He is the 2007 recipient of the Jay Hubbell Medal for Lifetime Achievement in American Literary studies, the "highest professional award that the American Literature Section of the MLA can give." He won the 2003 Warren-Brooks Award
for outstanding literary criticism for his 2003 book on Ralph Waldo Emerson
. His Writing for an Endangered World
won the 2001 John G. Cawelti Award for the best book in the field of American Culture Studies.
Life and work
Professor Buell earned an A.B.
at Princeton University before enrolling at Cornell University
for his Ph.D.
He was a professor at Oberlin College
before moving to Harvard in 1990.
Buell served as the Harvard College Dean of Undergraduate Education from 1992–1996, and later chaired the Department of English and American Literature and Languages
. He is also on the graduate committee for degrees in the study of American Civilization
Both the Boston Globe
and the Harvard Crimson
have regularly requested commentary from Buell for published articles concerning his views on undergraduate life. His term as Dean of Undergraduate Education and previous... Read More