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English professor receives Fulbright to teach in Denmark

Posted: 03/28/2014

Roosevelt University professor Lawrence Howe has been selected by the Fulbright Scholars Program to teach American Studies during the coming academic year in Denmark.

Howe, professor of English and chair of the Department of Literature and Languages in Roosevelt’s College of Arts and Sciences, will be Distinguished Chair of American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark during the 2014-15 academic year.

Howe is a leading scholar and book author on Mark Twain. He also has examined a wide variety of American literature and films,  frequently through the lens of economics.

As a Fulbright scholar, he will teach in the University of Southern Denmark’s graduate American Studies program and could be involved in curricula development as well as a potential future partnership between Roosevelt and the Danish university.

“I know about American culture from a lot of angles and experiences,” said Howe. “What will be interesting for me is to see what the Danes understand about America, its culture and identity,” he said. “Danes are known to have one of the highest standards of living and Denmark has been rated as one of the happiest places in the world to live and it is my hope to bring an understanding of what works well in Danish culture and society back to Roosevelt and the United States.”

Howe is the seventh Roosevelt faculty member to be selected for a Fulbright award since 2010 and he is the 12th since 2000 to be selected for the prestigious honor.