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Birkbeck academic awarded the 2019 Leverhulme Trust Prize

Professor Martin Eve has been awarded the prestigious prize in Languages and Literature.

Professor Martin Eve from the Department of English, Theatre and Creative Writing is one of five UK academics who were awarded the prestigious Leverhulme Trust Prize for Languages and Literature. 

The Phillip Leverhulme prizes have been awarded annually since 2001 and recognise the achievements of outstanding researchers whose work has gained international recognition and whose future career prospects look promising. This year 30 academics were announced as recipients of the prize and will each receive £100,000 to be used to advance their research.

Professor Eve teaches Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck and his research centres on contemporary American fiction, histories and philosophies of technology, evaluative cultures in the academy, and technological mutations in scholarly publishing. He is also a developer or project lead on several digital humanities and computational projects and is well known for his work on open access and HE policy. The prize acknowledges four of Professor Eve’s publications including; Close Reading with Computers (2019)Literature Against Criticism (2016)Open Access and the Humanities (Cambridge University Press, 2019) and Pynchon and Philosophy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Professor Eve commented: "I am absolutely delighted to have been awarded this prestigious prize from the Leverhulme Trust. The Philip Leverhulme Prize is among the greatest honours a researcher can receive within the first decade of the award of their PhD and it is thrilling to be in such eminent company as Birkbeck's Dean of Arts, previous winner Professor Anthony Bale. This prize will greatly contribute to my ongoing research programme, which, broadly speaking, concerns the impacts of the digital environment on the production and dissemination of literary and other works."

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