Short List Book Prize

The judges for the first edition of the Literary Encyclopedia Book Prize, comprising the publication’s 11 senior editors, are delighted to announce our shortlist of six exceptional books (three for each category), drawn from a strong list of initial submissions:

  1. Literatures originally written in English
    • Monika Fludernik, Metaphors of Confinement, OUP 2019.
    • Wendy Roy, The Next Instalment: Serials, Sequels and Adaptations of Nellie L. McClung, L. M. Montgomery, and Mazo de la Roche, Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2019.
    • James R. Wood, Anecdotes of Enlightenment: Human Nature from Locke to Wordsworth, University of Virginia Press, 2019.
  2. Literatures written in languages other than English
    • Nicolino Applauso, Dante's Comedy and the Ethics of Invective in Medieval Italy. Humor and Evil, Lexington Books, 2019.
    • Jeff Barda, Experimentation and the Lyric in Contemporary French Poetry, Palgrave, 2019.
    • Albrecht Classen, Prostitution in Medieval and Early Modern Literature: The Dark Side of Sex and Love in the Premodern Era. Lexington Books, 2019.

The two winners will be announced at the end of September. Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors and our thanks to all colleagues and referees for their participation in this process.