Frakes promoted to SUNY Distinguished Professor

Jerold Frakes, Professor of English, has been promoted to SUNY Distinguished Professor. He has published 15 books, including monographs, translations, and editions, including The Politics of Interpretation: Alterity and Ideology in Old Yiddish Studies (1989), Brides and Doom: Gender, Property and Power in Medieval German Women’s Epic (1994), and Vernacular and Latin Literary Discourses of the Muslim Other in Medieval Germany (2011). He is the recipient of numerous fellowships, including a National Humanities Institute Fellowship, a two-year Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship at the Free University in Berlin , a Harvard Radcliffe Fellowship, which he currently holds, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. READ MORE