The Editors of MFS are proud to announce the winner of the first Margaret Church MFS Memorial Prize. CARL FREEDMAN, whose essay "Antinomies of Nineteen Eighty-Four" appeared in the Winter, 1984, issue (volume 30, number 4, pp. 601-620), was judged author of the best article to have appeared in the journal during that year. Professor Freedman received $250 and the certificate reproduced on the opposite page.
The outside panel of judges who made the selection was composed of Maurice Beebe, Professor of English at Temple University and Editor of the Journal of Modern Literature; Thomas F. Staley, Provost, University of Tulsa, and Editor of the James Joyce Quarterly; and Louis J. Budd, Duke Professor of English, Duke University, and Managing Editor, American Literature. Professor Budd also served as Chairman.
The Editors of MFS extend their congratulations to Professor Freedman, who teaches English at Louisiana State University. They are also deeply appreciative of the many hours devoted to the selection of the winner by the distinguished panel of judges.
The Margaret Church MFS Memorial Prize was established in 1984 in memory of Ms. Church, Professor of English and of Comparative Literature here at Purdue University and long-time co-Editor of this journal. She died in 1982. Winners of this annual prize will be announced in future summer issues of MFS. [End Page 214]