New York, NY – 5 December 2017 – The Modern Language Association of America today announced the winner of its fifty-fourth 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 Thomas C. Connolly, of Yale University. His article “Primitive Passions, Blinding Visions: Arthur Rimbaud’s ‘Mystique’ and a Tradition of Mystical Ekphrasis” appeared in the Jaunary 2017 issue of PMLA. Irene Siegel, of Brooklyn, New York, is receiving honorable mention for “A Judeo-Arab-Muslim Continuum: Edmond Amran El Maleh’s Poetics of Fragments,” which also appeared in the January 2017 issue of PMLA.
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