Boswell Recognized for Contributions to the Literary Arts

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Publication Date: 10/23/2008

Dr. Marshall Boswell, Associate Professor of English at Rhodes, has been named a 2008 recipient of the Germantown Arts Alliance (GAA) Awards. Each year, GAA honors four individuals or groups who have made significant contributions in the arts.

Among the recipients are Dixie Carter, Ephraim Urevbu, and the Mednikow family. Boswell is being recognized for his contributions to the literary arts. Awards will be presented at a gala event on November 8 at the Esplanade Memphis.

Boswell is a 1984 graduate of Germantown High School. He received a B.A. degree (summa cum laude) from Washington and Lee University and master and Ph.D. degrees from Emory University.

A member of the Rhodes English Department since 1996, Boswell has published full-length studies of writers John Updike and David Foster Wallace as well as his own fiction. He is author of the novels Alternative Atlanta and Trouble with Girls and currently is working on a new novel titled The Opinion Leader.

At Rhodes, Boswell has received both the Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching and the Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity.