The Department of English would like to congratulate Brian McHale for winning the university-wide Distinguished Scholar Award. Established in 1978, the Award recognizes exceptional scholarly accomplishments by senior professors who have compiled a substantial body of research. The Award is supported by the Office of Research. Recipients are nominated by their departments and chosen by a committee of senior faculty, including several past recipients of the award. Distinguished Scholars receive a $3,000 honorarium and a research grant of $20,000 to be used over the next three years. Brian was thrilled to receive this honor.
Brian is the co-founder of Ohio State's Project Narrative, which he directed from 2012-2014. He is also a founding member and former president of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP). He has written many articles and books across a variety of topics, including postmodernism, narrative, contemporary poetry, and other topics. More information about Brian is available here.