The Department of English and Comparative Literature's Dr. William Andrews has been awarded the Jay B. Hubbell Medal by the American Literature Society. As their website says, "The Hubbell Medal, which has been awarded since 1964, is named for the founding editor of American Literature. Jay B. Hubbell, a long-time professor at Duke University, was one of the pioneers of American literary scholarship. Hubbell championed treating American authors as objects of serious attention at a time when academic students of literature focused almost entirely on English authors. The award named for him has been awarded to some of the most distinguished practitioners of the discipline he helped create."

Dr. Andrews will receive his award in January 2018 Modern Language Association's conference in New York. 

     

The Modern Language Association of America awarded the sixteenth annual William Sanders ScarboroughPrize to GerShun Avilez, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for his book Radical Aesthetics and Modern Black Nationalism, published by the University of Illinois Press. Read the press release here
 

 

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