Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies Winners


  • Valérie Loichot, Emory University, for The Tropics Bite Back: Culinary Coups in Caribbean Literature (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2013)


  • Christopher Braider, University of Colorado, Boulder, for The Matter of Mind: Reason and Experience in the Age of Descartes (Univ. of Toronto Press, 2012)


  • Larry F. Norman, University of Chicago, for The Shock of the Ancient: Literature and History in Early Modern France (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2011)
  • Honorable mention: Louisa Mackenzie, University of Washington, Seattle, for The Poetry of Place: Lyric, Landscape, and Ideology in Renaissance France (Univ. of Toronto Press, 2011)


  • John Culbert, University of British Columbia, for Paralyses: Literature, Travel, and Ethnography in French Modernity (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2010)


  • Maurice Samuels, Yale University, for Inventing the Israelite: Jewish Fiction in Nineteenth-Century France (Stanford Univ. Press, 2009)


  • Willa Z. Silverman, Penn State University, University Park, for The New Bibliopolis: French Book Collectors and the Culture of Print, 1880–1914 (Univ. of Toronto Press, 2008)
  • Honorable mention: Dawn Fulton, Smith College, for Signs of Dissent: Maryse Condé and Postcolonial Criticism (Univ. of Virginia Press, 2008)


  • Adelaide M. Russo, Louisiana State University, for Le peintre comme modèle du surréalisme à l'extrême contemporain (Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2007)


  • Lawrence D. Kritzman, editor, Dartmouth College, for The Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought (Columbia Univ. Press, 2006)
  • Honorable Mention: Sharon Kinoshita, University of California, Santa Cruz, for Medieval Boundaries: Rethinking Difference in Old French Literature (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2006)


  • Karen Sullivan, Bard College, for Truth and the Heretic: Crises of Knowledge in Medieval French Literature (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2005)


  • Jeffrey N. Peters, University of Kentucky, for Mapping Discord: Allegorical Cartography in Early Modern French Writing (Univ. of Delaware Press, 2004)
  • Honorable mention: Jack I. Abecassis, Pomona College, for Albert Cohen: Dissonant Voices (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2004)


  • R. Howard Bloch, Yale University, for The Anonymous Marie de France (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2003)
  • Honorable mention: Réda Bensmaïa, Brown University, for Experimental Nations; or, The Invention of the Maghreb (Princeton Univ. Press, 2003)


  • Joan DeJean, University of Pennsylvania, for The Reinvention of Obscenity: Sex, Lies, and Tabloids in Early Modern France (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2002)


  • Melanie C. Hawthorne, Texas A&M University, College Station, for Rachilde and French Women's Authorship: From Decadence to Modernism (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2001)
  • Honorable mention: Michèle Longino, Duke University, for Orientalism in French Classical Drama (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2001)


  • Timothy Hampton, University of California, Berkeley, for Literature and Nation in the Sixteenth Century: Inventing Renaissance France (Cornell Univ. Press, 2000)


  • Margaret Cohen, New York University, for The Sentimental Education of the Novel (Princeton Univ. Press, 1999)
  • Philip Watts, University of Pittsburgh, for Allegories of the Purge: How Literature Responded to the Postwar Trials of Writers and Intellectuals in France (Stanford Univ. Press, 1999)


  • George Hoffmann, Boston University, for Montaigne's Career (Oxford Univ. Press, 1999)


  • Suzanne Guerlac, Emory University, for Literary Polemics: Bataille, Sartre, Valéry, Breton (Stanford Univ. Press, 1997), and Kathryn A. Hoffmann, University of Hawaii, Manoa, for Society of Pleasures: Interdisciplinary Readings in Pleasure and Power during the Reign of Louis XIV (St. Martin's Press, 1997)


  • Lynn A. Higgins, Dartmouth College, for New Novel, New Wave, New Politics: Fiction and the Representation of History in Postwar France (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1996)


  • Cynthia J. Brown, University of California, Santa Barbara, for Poets, Patrons, and Printers: Crisis of Authority in Late Medieval France (Cornell Univ. Press, 1995)
  • Helen Solterer, Duke University, for The Master and Minerva: Disputing Women in French Medieval Culture (Univ. of California Press, 1995)


  • Janet L. Beizer, University of Virginia, for Ventriloquized Bodies: Narratives of Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century France (Cornell Univ. Press, 1994)


  • Thomas M. Kavanagh, University of California, Berkeley, for Enlightenment and the Shadows of Chance (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1993)


  • Jody Enders, University of California, Santa Barbara, for Rhetoric and the Origins of Medieval Drama (Cornell Univ. Press, 1992)