Modern Language Association Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Competition in 2016 for Books Published in 2014 or 2015
Open Only to Members of the Association
The Modern Language Association’s Committee on Honors and Awards invites authors to compete for the second Modern Language Association Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. Established in 2012, the prize is awarded to a member of the association for an outstanding scholarly work in the field of Native American literatures, cultures, and languages. The prize selection committee will consider works that examine and broaden understanding of the cultural expressions of first peoples or nations of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Works in Indigenous languages, literatures, and cultures focusing on other geographic areas will also be considered if they bring fresh perspectives to the field. The prize, which consists of a cash award and a certificate, will be presented to the winning author at the association’s annual convention in January 2017.
To enter a book in the competition, send four copies and a letter identifying the work to the MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. Publishers may submit more than one title. Books entered in this competition may also compete for the James Russell Lowell Prize or the MLA Prize for a First Book, provided they meet eligibility requirements. Entries may be sent at any time but must be received by 1 May 2016. The winning author 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; email@example.com