Faulkner Center hosting Fulbright Scholar from Romania
The Center for Faulkner Studies is hosting a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Romania during the 2003-2004 academic year.
Didi-Ionel Cenuser, a lecturer with the Department of British and American Studies in the School of Arts and Letters at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, in Sibiu, Romania, is conducting research for a book he is writing on William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury. While here, he also is giving public and guest lectures and team teaching in Southeast classes.
Professor Cenuser is using the Louis Daniel Brodsky Faulkner Collection in writing his book. Cenuser is the author of 12 books and has lectured this semester in Southeast classes on Romanian literature and myth, Shakespeare, Chaucer, and British and American literature. He will remain at Southeast through May.
Didi-Ionel Cenuser is one of about 800 outstanding foreign faculty and professionals the Fulbright Scholar Program has brought to the United States to teach and do research. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program’s purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.
The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over its 56 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught or done research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the U.S. Recipients of the awardsᾰboth U.S. and foreignᾰare selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields.