MLA’s Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies awarded to Christy Wampole for Degenerative Realism

Dec. 7, 2021


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Christy Wampole

New York, NY – 6 December 2021 – The Modern Language Association of America today announced it is awarding its twenty-ninth annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies to Christy Wampole, associate professor of French at Princeton University, for her book Degenerative Realism: Novel and Nation in Twenty-First-Century France, published by Columbia University Press.
Judith G. Coffin, professor of history at the University of Texas, Austin, has received an honorable mention for Sex, Love, and Letters: Writing Simone de Beauvoir, published by Cornell University Press. Alyce Mahon, professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of Cambridge, has received an honorable mention for The Marquis de Sade and the Avant-Garde, published by Princeton University Press. The prize is awarded annually for an outstanding scholarly work in its field—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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