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ASECS Member Lynn Festa Receives MLA’S James Russell Lowell Prize for "Fiction Without Humanity"

New York, NY – 14 December 2020 – The Modern Language Association of America today announced it is awarding its fifty-first annual James Russell Lowell Prize to Lynn Festa, professor of English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, for her book Fiction without Humanity: Person, Animal, Thing in Early Enlightenment Literature and Culture, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. Yogita Goyal, professor of English and African American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, is receiving an honorable mention for her book Runaway Genres: The Global Afterlives of Slavery, published by New York University Press. The prize is awarded annually for an outstanding book—a literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical biography—written by a member of the association.

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