Competition: US & Canada
Ohio State University
Morris Beja is Professor Emeritus at the Ohio State University, where he is the recipient of the University’s Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award; he chaired the Department of English from 1983 to 1994. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece; University College Dublin, Ireland; Northwestern University; and Beijing Foreign Studies University, China. Among the honors he has received in addition to his Guggenheim Fellowship are two Fulbright Lectureships. His books include Epiphany in the Modern Novel, Film and Literature, and James Joyce: A Literary Life. He has edited a scholarly edition of Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway as well as volumes of essays on James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, and Orson Welles. He founded the International Virginia Woolf Society and is Executive Secretary and past President of the International James Joyce Foundation. He has directed or co-directed numerous international conferences, one on Beckett and seven on Joyce, including Bloomsday 100, the International James Joyce Symposium in Dublin, June 2004.