Ann Rigney#

Ann Rigney
Email:a.rigney 'at'
Membership Number:3140
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2003- present Professor of Comparative Literature, Utrecht University
  • 2003 Associate Department Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University (Spring term)
  • 2000-2002 Professor of Comparative Literature, Free University Amsterdam
  • 1997-2000 Senior Lecturer (associate professor) in Literary Theory, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Utrecht
  • 1988-1997 University Lecturer (assistant professor) in Literary Theory, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Utrecht; tenure granted 1990
  • 1987-1988 University Lecturer (assistant professor), Institute for Comparative and General Literature, University of Amsterdam
  • 1986-1987 Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto
  • 1982-1984 Research Assistant, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
  • 1980-1981 Tutor, Departments of French and Anglo-Irish Literature, University College Dublin
  • 1979-1980 Tutor, Department of English, University College Dublin
  • 1979 Lecturer, Anglo-Irish Literature St. Patrick's College Maynooth (National University of Ireland)
  • 1978-1979 Lectrice, U.E.R. des langues vivantes étrangères, University of Caen

Fields of Scholarship
  • Memory studies
  • Literary historiography
  • Theories of fictionality
  • Literary methodology

Honours and Awards
  • 2009-2010 Fellowship Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS)
  • 2008 HERA networking grant (3.000 euro)
  • 2006- NWO research grant for the project “The Dynamics of Cultural Remembrance” (500.000 euro)
  • 2001- Jean-Pierre Barricelli Award 2001 (American Conference on Romanticism) for Imperfect Histories (2001)
  • 1994 Mouton d’Or Award (International Semiotics Association) for “Fame and De-famation: Towards a Socio-Pragmatics” (1994)
  • 1982-1985 Annually renewed Graduate Scholarship (Government of Ontario)
  • 1984-1985 Scholarship from the French Community of Belgium
  • 1978: Mary Colum award in English Literature; French Government Prize for Excellence in French (based on Final BA examinations)

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