Don't Even Dream of It

By Allen Guttmann

A Masterpiece, Neglected No More

The Island of Second Sight (1953), by Albert Vigoleis Thelen, translated by Donald O. White, professor emeritus of German (Galileo Publishers)

Reviewed by Allen Guttmann

Allen Guttmann Receives Antemortem Recognition

Allen Guttmann, Professor of English and American Studies

At its annual conference on May 31, the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) waived a rule that former presidents are not eligible for awards and surprised Allen Guttmann, professor of English and American Studies, with an award in recognition of his “outstanding leadership in sport history with the publication of numerous books, service on journal editorial boards, teaching, writing and general service to the profession.”

Then, at a special ceremony convened on August 6, the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Science at Tuebingen University (Germany) conferred upon Guttmann an honorary doctorate for “his many contributions to the study of sports history and the Olympic Games and for his extensive documentation of the global development of modern sports. Professor Guttmann’s work, which is recognized throughout the world, has greatly influenced research at Tuebingen University.”

My Life: Allen Guttmann, Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies

Mead Art Museum to Host Gallery Talks on Painting and Literature Feb. 4, 18; March 4, 25; April 8, 22

January 27, 2010
Contact: Pamela Russell
Coordinator of College Programs
413/542 8229

AMHERST, Mass. —The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will host a series of afternoon gallery talks by six Amherst College professors—all experts in fields other than art history—focused on the theme of “Reading the Picture: Exploring Connections Between Painting and Literature” on the Thursday afternoons of Feb. 4 and 18, March 4 and 25 and April 8 and 22.

Allen Guttmann Wins Lifetime Achievement Award from International Society of Olympic Historians

October 2009

imageAmherst’s Allen Guttmann, professor of English and American studies, has been honored with a prestigious lifetime achievement award from the International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH). During a special two-day meeting of the group in Cologne, Germany, in August, Guttmann delivered an address titled “Ludic Diffusion as Cultural Imperialism?” and received an honorary ISOH diploma as well as a bronze bust of Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games. “I was especially pleased to be able to begin my address by thanking, at some length, the European scholars whose work had inspired me and whose help had been indispensable,” said Guttmann. “I was quite moved that many of these scholars come to Cologne in order to be present at the ceremony.”

Professional and Biographical Information

Degrees Ph.D., University of Minnesota (1961) M.A., Columbia University (1956) B.A., University of Florida (1953) Ph.D., (honorary), Universiteit Leuven (2005) A.M. (honorary), Amherst College (1971)

Guttmann To Receive Olympic Award for Sports Studies

November 3, 2000Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. - Allen Guttmann, the Emily C. Jordan Folger professor of English and American Studies at Amherst College, has been awarded the first annual Sport Science Award of the IOC President, given by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Council of Sport Studies and the Physical Education (ICSSPE).

Amherst English Professor Allen Guttmann is Author of Sports: The First Five Millennia

February 17, 2005Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.-Allen Guttmann, the Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies at Amherst College, is the author of Sports: The First Five Millennia ($34.95, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, 2005), a social history of the world's sports from pre-historical times to the present.

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