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February 17, 2005

Three Distinguished Professors Named

Pitt has elevated three faculty members to distinguished professorships, the highest faculty rank attainable.
Paul A. Bové was named Distinguished Professor of English, effective Jan. 1; Richard Delgado was named Distinguished Professor of Law, effective Feb. 1, and Colin MacCabe was installed as Distinguished Professor of English and Film Feb. 8, when he delivered the Provost’s Inaugural Distinguished Professor Lecture.
Bové and Delgado were honored by Pitt’s administration for “extraordinary” and “internationally recognized scholarly attainment” within their fields, while MacCabe was recognized for “the extraordinary range and cultural importance of his work.”
A professor of English at Pitt since 1984, Bové is the editor of boundary 2, an international journal of literature and culture published by Duke University Press.
He is the author of several books on such topics as culture, modernity, poetry and intellectuals, including “In the Wake of Theory,” “Mastering Discourse: The Politics of Intellectual Culture,” and “Intellectuals in Power: A Genealogy of Critical Humanism,” which was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Book.
A fellow in the Institute for Cultural Studies at the Universitat de València, Spain, Bové was appointed research associate of the Unit for Cross Cultural Studies at the Centre for International Political Studies in Pretoria, South Africa, in 2000 and served as a member of the board of directors of the Institute of Postmodern Studies at the University of Beijing from 1994 to 1999.
Delgado, a leader of the critical race theory movement, joined the Pitt faculty in 2003 as the inaugural Derrick A. Bell Fellow and Professor of Law.
A founding member of the Conference on Critical Race Theory, Delgado has written more than 100 journal articles and 15 books. His books have received numerous national book prizes, including six Gustavus Myers awards for outstanding work on human rights in North America.
Delgado’s “The Coming Race War” was selected by the American Library Association as its Choice Outstanding Academic Book, and his “The Rodrigo Chronicles” was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Both books also won the Gustavus Myers award.
The Chronicle of Higher Edu

cation recently designated Delgado as one of three leading Latino public intellectuals; he has been quoted extensively in major national print news media.
In 1985, MacCabe came to Pitt as a visiting Andrew W. Mellon Professor, when he was “snagged” by the University and hired as professor English in 1986, according to Provost James Maher.
“Dr. MacCabe is a literary and film critic, a scholar of social studies, an academic program builder and a film producer and has a major international reputation in all four of these areas,” said Maher at MacCabe’s installation lecture.
At Pitt, MacCabe teaches Literature in the 17th Century and Literature and Media in the 20th Century. His research interests include: Joyce, Godard, Milton, the history of early modern and modern English, psychoanalysis, linguistics and the interaction of technology and aesthetics in post-war European film and television.
MacCabe is the author of several books, including “James Joyce and the Revolution of the Word,” “Godard: Images, Sounds, Politics” and “Tracking the Signifier,” and numerous book chapters and journal contributions.
His many international honors include membership in the European Film Academy, the Modern Language Association and the Society for Cinema Studies; the International Critic’s Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Cable Ace Award for Best Cultural Documentary.

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