- The Gildersleeve Prize For The Best Article Published In The American Journal Of Philology In 1998 Has Been Presented To
University Of Michigan
for her contribution to scholarship in “Bardic Performance and Oral Tradition in Homer,” AJP 119, no. 2:171–94.
The judges all agree that Scodel’s reformulation of the vexed and venerable problem of the narrators in Greek epic is original and, from among the contenders, the most ambitious. Scodel’s detailed descriptions of bardic narratives and their audiences (and of how they differ from non-bardic narratives and their audiences) make an important contribution not only to the reading of Homer but also to narratological theory.
Judges for The Johns Hopkins University Press
W. Ralph Johnson, Chair Sander M. Goldberg Mary T. Boatwright
The Eleventh Annual Gildersleeve Prize of $1,000 will be awarded for the best article to appear in the Journal in 1999. Instructions about nominations will be printed in the Winter 1999 issue of the Journal.
The Johns Hopkins University Press