Haun Saussy, a leading scholar of Chinese and comparative literature, has been named University Professor of Comparative Literature in the Division of the Humanities and the College at the University of Chicago. Saussy will become the 17th person ever to hold the title of University Professor, an honor given to distinguished scholars whose work has the potential for high impact across the University. His appointment takes effect July 1.
From the University News Office:
“I am confident that Haun Saussy, with his passion for the literatures, art and traditions of global cultures, will be a marvelous addition to our vibrant community of scholars,” said Martha T. Roth, Dean of the Division of the Humanities, in a message to Humanities faculty.
Saussy is renowned for the breadth of his expertise in the literatures of many languages and cultures. He learned Chinese while studying in Paris, and has since maintained an active interest in both Chinese and European literature.
Read more about Saussy’s appointment at the University’s News Office website here.