• PY_with_logo

    See the collection of talks by ACLS President Pauline Yu. 

  • 2018-board

    The ACLS Board of Directors at the 2018 annual meeting.  William Kirby, board chair, is at Pauline's right. See board and committees.

  • 2018-PY-ELewis

    Pauline in conversation with Earl Lewis, then president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  See the video series.

ACLS Board of Directors

Nancy J. Vickers

Nancy J. Vickers

President Emeritus
Professor Emeritus of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature
Bryn Mawr College

Nancy J. Vickers is both president emeritus and professor emeritus of French, Italian, and comparative literature at Bryn Mawr College. Before that she was the dean of curriculum and instruction in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and professor of French, Italian, and comparative literature at the University of Southern California. Vickers is a scholar in the fields of literary and cultural studies. Her interests range from Dante to Renaissance poetry to the transformations of the lyric genre as a result of changing technologies. She has published numerous articles and was a coeditor of Rewriting the Renaissance: The Discourses of Sexual Differences in Early Modern Europe and A New History of French Literature, for which she and her colleagues received the Modern Language Association’s James Russell Lowell Prize in 1990. Vickers received her bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College in 1967 and her master’s degree and doctorate from Yale University in 1971 and 1976, respectively. She taught French and Italian at Dartmouth College from 1973 until 1987, when she joined the University of Southern California faculty. Dartmouth awarded her its Presidential Medal for Outstanding Leadership and Achievement in 1991. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of California, Los Angeles, and a visiting fellow at Princeton University. Vickers has received awards for her excellence as a teacher from both Dartmouth College and the University of Southern California. From 2009-2014 she served as president of the Dante Society of America.