MLA Awards Scaglione Prize For Studies In Germanic Languages And Literatures To Alys X. George

New York, NY – 7 December 2022 – The Modern Language Association of America today announced it is awarding its fifteenth Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures to Alys X. George, acting assistant professor of German studies at Stanford University, for her book The Naked Truth: Viennese Modernism and the Body, published by the University of Chicago Press, and to Samuel J. Spinner, assistant professor of Hebrew and Yiddish at Johns Hopkins University, for Jewish Primitivism, published by Stanford University Press. Kira Thurman, associate professor of history, German studies, and musicology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will receive an honorable mention for her book Singing Like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms, published by Cornell University Press. The prize is awarded biennially for an outstanding scholarly work on the linguistics or literatures of the Germanic languages, including Danish, Dutch, German, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, and Yiddish.