Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies Winners


  • Carmen Nocentelli, University of New Mexico, for Empires of Love: Europe, Asia, and the Making of Early Modern Identity (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2013)


  • David Spurr, Université de Genève, for Architecture and Modern Literature (Univ. of Michigan Press, 2012)


  • Frédérique Aït-Touati, University of Oxford, Saint John’s College, for Fictions of the Cosmos: Science and Literature in the Seventeenth Century (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2011)


  • Donna V. Jones, University of California, Berkeley, for The Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy: Négritude, Vitalism, and Modernity (Columbia Univ. Press, 2010)


  • Alexa Huang, Pennsylvania State University, for Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange (Columbia Univ. Press, 2009)


  • Sahar Amer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for Crossing Borders: Love Between Women in Medieval French and Arabic Literatures (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2008)


  • Daniel Heller-Roazen, Princeton University, for The Inner Touch: Archaeology of a Sensation (Zone Books, 2007)
  • Honorable mention: Richard Helgerson, University of California, Santa Barbara, for A Sonnet from Carthage: Garcilaso de la Vega and the New Poetry of Sixteenth-Century Europe (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2007)


  • Toril Moi, Duke University, for Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism: Art, Theater, Philosophy (Oxford Univ. Press, 2006)


  • Evelyne Ender, Hunter College, for Architexts of Memory: Literature, Science, and Autobiography (Univ. of Michigan Press, 2005)


  • Loren Kruger, University of Chicago, for Post-imperial Brecht: Politics and Performance, East and South (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004)
  • Honorable mention: Neil Kenny, University of Cambridge, for The Uses of Curiosity in Early Modern France and Germany (Oxford Univ. Press, 2004)


  • Alessia Ricciardi, Northwestern University, for The Ends of Mourning: Psychoanalysis, Literature, Film (Stanford Univ. Press, 2003)
  • Honorable mention: Barbara Johnson, Harvard University, for Mother Tongues: Sexuality, Trials, Motherhood, Translation (Harvard Univ. Press, 2003)
  • Honorable mention: Susanne Kord, University College of London, for Women Peasant Poets in Eighteenth-Century England, Scotland, and Germany: Milkmaids on Parnassus (Camden House, 2003)


  • Ian Balfour, York University, for The Rhetoric of Romantic Prophecy (Stanford Univ. Press, 2002)
  • Honorable mention: Charles Bernheimer, University of Pennsylvania; Naomi Schor, Yale University, editor; and T. Jefferson Kline, Boston University, editor, for Decadent Subjects: The Idea of Decadence in Art, Literature, Philosophy, and Culture of the Fin de Siècle in Europe (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2002)


  • Honorable mention: Barbara Fuchs, University of Washington, Seattle, for Mimesis and Empire: The New World, Islam, and European Identities (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2001)
  • Honorable mention: Avital Ronell, New York University, for Stupidity (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2001)


  • Marie-Laure Ryan, Bellvue, Colorado, for Narrative as Virtual Reality: Immersion and Interactivity in Literature and Electronic Media (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2000)


  • Leonard Barkan, New York University, for Unearthing the Past: Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Making of Renaissance Culture (Yale Univ. Press, 1999)
  • Honorable mention: Sharon Marcus, University of California, Berkeley, for Apartment Stories: City and Home in Nineteenth-Century Paris and London (Univ. of California Press, 1999)


  • Dorrit Cohn, Harvard University, for The Distinction of Fiction (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1999)


  • Linda Haverty Rugg, Ohio State University, Columbus, for Picturing Ourselves: Photography and Autobiography (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1997)
  • Honorable mention: Ursula K. Heise, Columbia University, for Chronoschisms: Time, Narrative, and Postmodernism (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1997)


  • Chana Kronfeld, University of California, Berkeley, for On the Margins of Modernism: Decentering Literary Dynamics (Univ. of California Press, 1996)


  • Mitchell Greenberg, Miami University, Oxford, for Canonical States, Canonical Stages: Oedipus, Othering, and Seventeenth-Century Drama (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1994)
  • Honorable mention: Renata R. Mautner Wasserman, Wayne State University, for Exotic Nations: Literature and Cultural Identity in the United States and Brazil, 1830–1930 (Cornell Univ. Press, 1994)


  • John T. Irwin, Johns Hopkins University, for The Mystery to a Solution: Poe, Borges, and the Analytic Detective Story (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1993)


  • Jean H. Hagstrum, Northwestern University, Emeritus, for Esteem Enlivened by Desire: The Couple from Homer to Shakespeare (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1992)