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Annual Prizes with Competitions in 2015

William Riley Parker Prize
Definition: For an outstanding article in PMLA.
Eligibility: Articles published in the October 2014, January 2015, March 2015, and May 2015 issues of PMLA. Commissioned articles and special features are not eligible for this award. Authors must be current members of the MLA.


James Russell Lowell Prize
Deadline: 1 March 2015.
Definition: For an outstanding literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical biography. Open to studies dealing with literary theory, media, cultural history, or interdisciplinary topics.
Eligibility: Books published in 2014; authors must be current members of the MLA.
Copies required: Six.


MLA Prize for a First Book
Deadline: 1 April 2015.
Definition: Same as for James Russell Lowell Prize.
Eligibility: Book must have been published in 2014 as the first book-length publication of a current member of the MLA.
Copies required: Six.


Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize
Deadline: 1 May 2015.
Definition: For an outstanding book published in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures. Competing books should be broadly interpretive works that enhance understanding of the interrelations among literature, the other arts, and society.
Eligibility: Books published in 2014; authors need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Six.
This prize has been endowed by Mimi Singer.


Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies
Deadline: 1 May 2015.
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work in comparative literary studies involving at least two literatures.
Eligibility: Books published in 2014; authors must be current members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.


Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies
Deadline: 1 May 2015.
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work in French or francophone linguistic or literary studies.
Eligibility: Books published in 2014; authors must be current members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.


William Sanders Scarborough Prize
Deadline: 1 May 2015.
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly study of black American literature or culture.
Eligibility: Books published in 2014; authors need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.


Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies
Deadline: 1 June 2015.
Definition: For an outstanding manuscript dealing with any aspect of the languages and literatures of Italy.
Eligibility: Manuscripts approved or ready for publication before award deadline; authors must be current members of the MLA residing in the United States or Canada.
Copies required: Four, plus contact and biographical information.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.



 

 
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