And the 2019 Anna Balakian Prize goes to….

A message from the judges of the 2019 Anna Balakian Prize:

The judges of the Balakian Prize for 2019 are happy to announce a winner.

The committee received several very fine submissions, and we would like to thank all those who sent entries.  After a spirited discussion among the judges, Dr. Shuangyi Li’s book Proust, China and Intertextual Engagement: Translation and Transcultural Dialogue was awarded the prize.

Dr. Li received his PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Edinburgh and is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Comparative Literature at Lund University in Sweden.  We will prepare a full description of the project when we make the official award at the conference in Macau.

The committee would also like to acknowledge an honorable mention in the contest, Dr. Maya Boutaghou’s volume Occidentalismes, Romans Historiques Postcoloniaux et Identités Nationales aux XIXe Siècle: Juan Antonio Mateos, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Marcus Clarke, Jurji Zaydan 

Respectfully submitted,

Kathleen Komar, Committee Chair
Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California at Los Angeles

Eugene Eoyang, Professor Emeritus of English, Translation, Humanities, and General Education, Lingnan University in Hong Kong
Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages & Cultures, Indiana University

David M. Hertz, Professor of Comparative Literature, Indiana University
Council Member National Endowment for the Humanities


The Prize will be awarded at the AILC-ICLA Congress in Macau.

Our congratulations to Dr. Shuangyi Li!

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