John S. Tanner, an associate professor of English at Brigham Young University, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to lecture on English and American literature in Brazil.

The Board of Foreign Scholarships and the United States Information Agency (USIA) announced that Tanner will serve as a senior Fulbright lecturer at the Ponifical Catholic University in Campinas Brazil beginning in March.Tanner received his doctoral degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his bachelor's degree from BYU.

He is the editor of "Journal of the Rocky Mountain and Medieval Renaissance Association" and is widely published. Tanner was named the Honors Professor of the Year, 1989, and the Teacher of the Year in BYU's English department, 1986.

Some of his articles include "Hast Thou Considered My Servant Job" and "Boundaries and Despair in Paradise Lost: A Perspective from Kierkegaard."

Tanner is one of approximately 1,500 grantees who will travel abroad during the 1990-91 academic year under the Fulbright Program. Established in 1946 under congressional legislation introduced by former Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program is designed "to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries."