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Biennial Prizes with Competitions in 2014

MLA Prize for Independent Scholars
Deadline: 1 May 2014.
Definition: For a scholarly book in the field of English or other modern languages and literatures.
Eligibility: Books published in 2012 or 2013. At the time of publication of the book, author must not be enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree or hold a tenured, tenure-accruing, or tenure-track position in postsecondary education. Authors need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Six. Return completed entry form  with copies.


Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize
Deadline: 1 May 2014.
Definition: For a work in the fields of language, culture, literacy, or literature with strong application to the teaching of English.
Eligibility: Books published in 2012 or 2013; authors need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.


Howard R. Marraro Prize
Deadline: 1 May 2014.
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work on any phase of Italian literature or comparative literature involving Italian.
Eligibility: Books published in 2013; authors must be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by Howard R. Marraro.


MLA Prize for a Bibliography, Archive, or Digital Project
Deadline: 1 May 2014.
Definition: For an outstanding enumerative or descriptive bibliography, archive, or digital project.
Eligibility: At least one volume must have been published in 2012 or 2013. Editors need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.


Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures
Deadline: 1 May 2014.
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work on the linguistics or literatures of any of the Germanic languages (Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Yiddish).
Eligibility: Books published in 2012 or 2013; authors must be 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 a Translation of a Literary Work
Deadline: 1 April 2014.
Definition: For an outstanding translation into English of a book-length literary work.
Eligibility: Translations published in 2013; translators need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Six, plus 12–15 pages of text in original language.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.

Note: The Lois Roth Award for a Translation of a Literary Work is given each odd-numbered year, while the Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Literary Work is given each even-numbered year. Each competition is open to translations published in the year preceding the year in which the award is given. Definitions and criteria are the same for both awards.


Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies
Deadline: 1 May 2014.
Definition: For an outstanding English translation of a Yiddish literary work.
Eligibility: Outstanding English translation of a Yiddish literary work published between 2010 and 2013; authors need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by the family of Fenia and Yaakov Leviant.

Note: This prize will be awarded alternately to an outstanding translation or an outstanding scholarly work in the field of Yiddish. For 2016, the prize will be awarded to a scholarly work in the field of Yiddish published between 2012 and 2015.


MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Deadline: 1 May 2014.
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work in the field of Native American literatures, cultures, and languages.
Eligibility: Books published in 2012 or 2013; authors must be current members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.



 

 
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