Professor Elizabeth D. Samet has been named a 2012 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in the area of Creative Arts, General Nonfiction. Her fellowship will support the research and writing of “Crimes of Odysseus: Imagining Postwar America,” a book about mythologies of the war veteran in American culture, specifically in Hollywood cinema. This year the Foundation “awarded Fellowships to a diverse group of 181 scholars, artists, and scientists in its eighty-eighth annual competition for the United States and Canada. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants” (http://www.gf.org/news-events
). Past winners include John Updike, Frances FitzGerald, Martha Graham, Linus Pauling, and Henry Kissinger.