King's Fellow elected a member of the American Academy

King's Fellow Prof Christopher Prendergast has just been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

As an Academy member, he joins a select group of people from the academic, business, and government sectors that includes more than 200 Nobel Prize laureates and 100 Pulitzer Prize winners. The purpose of the Academy is to bring together its members to give independent and authoritative policy advice to decision-makers in government, academia, and the private sector.

Prof Prendergast is a Fellow in French who has written extensively about French literature and cultural history, particularly of the 19th and 20th centuries.

He is the general editor of the Penguin translation of Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu, and his Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic (Princeton, 2013) won the RH Gapper Book Prize earlier this year.

He has co-curated a multimedia event for this November that creates a dialogue between the world of Samuel Beckett and the setting of the Chapel (see the event web page).

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8 May 2015