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Louis Round Wilson Prize for 2015

THE Editorial Board of Studies in Philology voted at its annual meeting in May 2008 to establish an annual prize of $1000 for the best article published in the journal during the previous year. The prize was named in honor of Louis Round Wilson, whose monograph Chaucer’s Relative Constructions appeared as the first issue of Studies in Philology in 1906. Wilson was instrumental in founding and establishing SP, and in helping to ensure that it would have a long and vital future.

We are pleased to announce that the Wilson Prize for 2015 is awarded to John Fyler of Tufts University for his article “Language Barriers.” Fyler’s article is a magisterial guide to the many ways in which the tragic legacy of the Tower of Babel episode in Genesis animates the linguistic theories, anxieties, and interrelations in medieval literature.

We are pleased and honored to have published John Fyler’s study, and we offer him our congratulations on being chosen for this award.

2015 John Fyler
2014 Stephanie Elsky
2013 Jane Hwang Degenhardt
2012 Jackson C. Boswell
2011 Curtis Perry
2010 Debora Kuller Shuger
2009 David Weil Baker
2008 Mary Ann Lund

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