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Upcoming MLA Prize Competitions

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    ASEEES Admin

    We invite you to submit works and to call attention to the Modern Language Association’s upcoming publication prize competitions. In January 2020, eighteen publication prizes will be presented at the MLA Annual Convention in Seattle. In addition to the James Russell Lowell Prize for an outstanding scholarly work by a member of the association and the MLA Prize for a First Book, prizes will be awarded for the following subject areas and genres:

    • studies of Latin American and Spanish literatures and culture
    • comparative literary studies
    • French or francophone linguistic or literary studies
    • literary translations into English
    • scholarly translations into English
    • studies of black American literature or culture
    • studies of Italian languages, literatures, and culture
    • studies of twentieth- or twenty-first-century literature and thought
    • the teaching of languages other than English
    • scholarly editions of letters
    • scholarly editions of literary works
    • studies of Slavic language, linguistics, and literature
    • Latina and Latino or Chicana and Chicano literary and cultural studies
    • manuscripts in Italian literary studies

    Detailed information on the prize competitions, including the number of copies required for submission, can be found on the MLA Web site.
    Please note that books may compete for either the James Russell Lowell Prize or the MLA Prize for a First Book and one other prize, provided they meet eligibility requirements. Only books published in 2018 may compete for the annual prizes and for the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies; for biennial prizes, books published in 2017 and 2018 are eligible. Each prize consists of a cash award and a certificate.
    Some prize competitions require MLA membership; authors who are not currently MLA members may become eligible to compete for these prizes by joining the association
    For more information, please contact Annie Reiser (646 576-5141;

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