Jed Rasula

Albert Christ-Janer Creative Research Award 2023

Photograph of Jed Rasula

Jed Rasula, scholar, poet, and translator, is Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English. He is a preeminent scholar of modernism across the arts, and is also widely known as a jazz historian, for which he was awarded a research fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin. His research has been recognized with the prestigious Matei Calinsecu Award from the Modern Language Association for History of a Shiver: The Sublime Impudence of Modernism. He has authored 10 scholarly books, two large anthologies, three poetry collections, and over 150 articles in books and journals. He has delivered more than 70 keynote and invited lectures around the world. His work has been translated into Japanese, German, Spanish, Rumanian and Serbian. His writing is distinguished by the remarkable erudition of his interdisciplinary expertise and a lively jargon-free style, encompassing poetry, prose, art, music, architecture, dance and film, spanning periods from pre-history to the present.