Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for African Studies

Modern Language Association

The Committee on Honors and Awards of the Modern Language Association invites authors to compete for the first annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for African Studies, to be awarded for an outstanding scholarly work in the field of African or African diaspora literary or linguistic studies. For the competition in 2023, the committee solicits entries of books published in 2022. Works of literary history, literary criticism, philology, and literary theory are eligible, as are works dealing with literature and other arts and disciplines, including cinema; books that are primarily translations will not be considered. The Scaglione Prize for African Studies, which consists of a cash award and a certificate, was established by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund. It will be presented to the winning author at the association's annual convention in January 2024.

Entries must be received by 15 June 2023.