MLA's Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies Awarded to Serenella Iovino for Ecocriticism and Italy; William J. Kennedy and Rhiannon Noel Welch Receive Honorable Mentions

MLA’S SCAGLIONE PRIZE FOR ITALIAN STUDIES AWARDED TO SERENELLA IOVINO FOR ECOCRITICISM AND ITALY; WILLIAM J. KENNEDY AND RHIANNON NOEL WELCH RECEIVE HONORABLE MENTIONS

New York, NY – 5 December 2017 – The Modern Language Association of America today announced it is 2016 MLA Awardawarding its ninth Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies to Serenella Iovino, of the University of Turin, for her book Ecocriticism and Italy: Ecology, Resistance, and Liberation, published by Bloomsbury. Honorable mentions will be given to William J. Kennedy, of Cornell University, for his book Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare, published by Cornell University Press, and to Rhiannon Noel Welch, of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, for her book Vital Subjects: Race and Biopolitics in Italy, 1860–1920, published by Liverpool University Press.

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