The IGEL Board
Thor Magnus Tangerås
An Honorary Board Member (a German 'igel')
Note: The appointment of our Honorary Board Member recognizes German contributions to the formation and continued support of IGEL (Internationale Gesellschaft für Empirische Literaturwissenschaft). As we have smilingly acknowledged, in German, 'igel' means 'hedgehog.' It is of interest, however, that another honorary appointment is under consideration. In Basque, 'igel' means 'frog,' and appointment of our colleague to the right (formally, Rana pyrenaica ) is under consideration. In fact, she is already urging a Basque change to the society's name: Literaturaren Ikerketa Enpirikorako Nazioarteko Elkartea.
A Proposed Board Member (a Basque 'igel')