The 2011 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence has recognized Frederick de Armas, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Spanish Literature, and Comparative Literature. Professor de Armas received an Honorable Mention in the Literature awards for his book, Don Quixote Among the Saracens: A Clash of Civilizations and Literary Genres (University of Toronto Press, 2011).
The annual PROSE Awards honors “the very best in professional and scholarly publishing” in 40 categories. The nominated books are are judged by a panel of publishers, librarians, and medical professionals.
From the University of Toronto Press:
The fictional Don Quixote was constantly defeated in his knightly adventures. In writing Quixote’s story, however, Miguel Cervantes succeeded in a different kind of quest — the creation of a modern novel that ‘conquers’ and assimilates countless literary genres. Don Quixote among the Saracens considers how Cervantes’s work reflects the clash of civilizations and anxieties towards cultural pluralism that permeated the Golden Age Spain.
To read about the PROSE awards, click here.