Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature Nhora Lucía Serrano was recently named a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar.
Selected from a national applicant pool, Serrano is participating in a summer institute titled “Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in Twentieth-Century Chicago, 1893-1955,” one of 24 seminars and institutes supported by the NEH.
The four-week program, which runs through July 7 at the Newberry Library in Chicago, explores Chicago’s contribution to the modernist movement, with particular attention given to literature and the visual arts.
The program of lectures, discussion and site visits considers the dimensions of a Chicago “style,” from the turn of the century through World War II. Participants will also examine how Chicago’s cultural output during these decades is connected more broadly to transatlantic modernism.
Serrano will focus on the interrelationship between museum exhibition, editorial cartoons and the Transatlantic Exchange at the 1893 Chicago World Fair and the 1913 Armory Show in Chicago.
Each summer, the NEH supports enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with other experts in humanities disciplines.
At Hamilton, Serrano has taught a range of interdisciplinary courses in medieval and renaissance literature, Latin America, visual studies, art history and comparative literature.