Modern Language Association Book Award
Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies
The Modern Language Association of America announced it is awarding its eighteenth annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies to Alexa Alice Joubin for Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange, published by Columbia University Press. The prize is awarded annually for an outstanding scholarly work that involves at least two literatures. The committee’s citation for Joubin’s book reads:
This book maps new territory for the most promising project in comparative literature today. Remarkable not only for its sophistication but also for its scholarly depth, Chinese Shakespeares is a landmark in the renewal of comparative literature as a discipline.
The book has also received the Colleagues’ Choice Book Award of the International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) and an honorable mention of New York University’s Joe A. Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama.