Selection of MLA prizes for distinguished scholarship

December 18, 1998

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James Russell Lowell prize for outstanding literary/ linguistics study: David Wallace, U. of Penn, Chaucerian Polity: Absolutist Lineages and Associational Forms in England & Italy, Stanford U. Press MLA prize for a first book: Katie Trumpener, University of Chicago, Bardic Nationalism: The Romantic Novel and the British Empire, Princeton U. Press Kenneth W. Mildenberger prize for outstanding research publication on teaching foreign languages and literature: Peter Skehan, Thames Valley U., A Cognitive Approach to Language Learning, Oxford U. Press Howard R. Marraro prize for Italian literary studies: Barbara Spackman, U. of California, Berkeley, Fascist Virilities: Rhetoric, Ideology and Social Fantasy in Italy, U. of Minnesota Press MLA prize for independent scholars: Gary Schmidgall, New York, Walt Whitman: A Gay Life, Dutton Plume Katherine Singer Kovacs prize for outstanding scholarly book (English) Latin American and Spanish literatures: Kathryn Joy McKnight, The Mystic of Tunja: The Writings of Madre Castillo, U. of Massachusetts Press Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione prize for French and francophone literary studies: Suzanne Guerlac, Emory U., Literary Polemics: Bataille, Sartre, Valery, Breton, Stanford U. Press; and Kathryn Hoffmann, U. of Hawaii, Society of Pleasures: Interdisciplinary Readings in Pleasure and Power during the Reign of Louis XIV, St Martin's Press Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione prize for studies in Germanic languages and literatures: Julia Hell, U. of Michigan, Post-Fascist Fantasies: Psychoanalysis, History and the Literature of East Germany, Duke U. Press

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