Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of Literature
Competition in 2017 for Translations Published in 2015 or 2016
Open to Members and Nonmembers of the Association
The Committee on Honors and Awards of the Modern Language Association invites translators and publishers to compete for the twelfth Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of Literature. The prize, established by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund, is awarded each odd-numbered year for an outstanding translation into English of a book-length work of literary history, literary criticism, philology, or literary theory. In the competition of 2017, the committee solicits submissions of translations of scholarly studies of literature. Translations published in 2015 or 2016 are eligible to compete. Translators need not be members of the association. The prize, which consists of a cash award and a certificate, will be presented to the winning translator at the association's annual convention in January 2018.
To enter a book into the competition, authors or publishers should send four copies and a letter identifying the work to the Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of Literature, Modern Language Association, 85 Broad Street, suite 500, New York, NY 10004-2434. In the case of a born-digital publication, send the relevant media or URL and a letter identifying the work to email@example.com. Publishers may submit more than one title. Entries may be sent at any time but must be received by 1 May 2017. The winning translator will be contacted in September, and a public announcement will be made in early December. Because of the volume of submissions, we regret that we are unable to contact each entrant individually.
For further information, call or write the MLA office of programs (646 576-5141; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Note: The MLA also offers each year a prize honoring an outstanding translation into English of a book-length literary work. The Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Literary Work is presented in even-numbered years, and the Lois Roth Award for a Translation of a Literary Work is given in odd-numbered years. Translations published in the calendar year preceding the year of the award are eligible to compete.
Past winners of this prize