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Three Faculty Members Accept MLA Awards

Michael Bourdaghs, Janel Mueller, and Joshua Scodel accepted their awards on January 7 from the Modern Language Association for their most recent publications.

Bourdaghs is the Associate Professor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations. Bourdaghs and co-editors Atsuko Ueda of Princeton University and Joseph A. Murphy of the University of Florida received the Scaglione Prize for Translation of a Scholarly Study of Literature for their translation of Natsume Soseki’s Theory of Literature and Other Critical Writings.

From the University News Office:

“We began this project because we wanted to get a conversation started about this utterly fascinating, but largely forgotten, book from 1907,” Bourdaghs said. “The award is gratifying to us because it means that the conversation we hoped for is underway.”

Mueller, the William Rainey Harper Distinguished Service Professor Emerita in English Language and Literature, and Scodel, the Helen A. Regenstein Professor in English Language and Literature, Comparative Literature, and the College, co-edited two volumes of Queen Elizabeth I’s translations of works in Latin, French, and Italian. Both volumes, Elizabeth I: Translations, 1544-1589 and Elizabeth I: Translations, 1592-1598, are published by the University of Chicago Press. Mueller and Scodel received the Modern Language Association Prize for a Distinguished Scholarly Edition.

From the University News Office:

Scodel and Mueller said they were “thrilled” by the MLA’s recognition of their work. “Janel Mueller and I tried to demonstrate in our edition how much Elizabeth reveals her own cast of mind through her lifelong activity as a translator, and I’m delighted that others find our work interesting,” Scodel said.

Read the University News Office story here.

 

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