MLA’s William Riley Parker Prize is Announced

December 5, 2019

Congratulations to Yale alums Kamran Javadizadeh and Edgar Garcia! 

The Modern Language Association of America today announced the winner of its fifty-sixth annual William Riley Parker Prize for an outstanding article published in PMLA, the association’s journal of literary scholarship. The author of this year’s winning essay is Kamran Javadizadeh, of Villanova University. His article ― “The Atlantic Ocean Breaking on Our Heads: Claudia Rankine, Robert Lowell, and the Whiteness of the Lyric Subject” appeared in the May 2019 issue of PMLA. Edgar Garcia, of the University of Chicago, is receiving an honorable mention for ― “Pictography, Law, and Earth: Gerald Vizenor, John Borrows, and Louise Erdrich”, which appeared in the March 2019 issue of PMLA.

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