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148 Canadian Review of American Studies Announcements The Canadian Association for American Studies and the editors of the Canadian Review of American Studies are pleased to announce the 1995 winner of the association's award for the publication which best exemplifies the discipline of American Studies is Lucie Guillemette for her article entitled "Femmes et Ameriques dans Une histoire americai11e de Jacques Godbout: l'Ouest revisite," which appeared in Volume 23, no. 3. The Modern Language Association will be awarding twelve prizes in 1996, including the MLA Prize for a First Book, as well as the biennial prizes in the fields of Italian literary studies and Germanic languages or literatures. No book may compete for more than one MLA prize. Only books published in 1995 may compete for this year's annual prizes; for biennial prizes, books published in the two preceding years are eligible. Publishers should send four (in designated cases, five or six) copies of each book and a cover letter to: MLA Prizes, 10 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003; telephone (212)6146406 ; fax (212)533-0680. Books in any field of English or another modern language or literature: 1995 JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL PRIZE [6 copies required] 1995 MLA PRIZE FOR A FIRST BOOK [6 copies required] 1995 MLA PRIZE FOR INDEPENDENT SCHOLARS [6 copies required] Translations of literary works or works of literary criticism, history, theory: 1994-95 SCAGLIONEPRIZEFORLITERARYTRANSLATION [5 copies] Scholarly editions of letters or of other literary works: 1995-96 MLA Prize for a Distinguished SCHOLARLY EDITION [awarded in 1997] 1995-96 Morton N. COHEN Award for an Edition of LETTERS [awarded in 1997] Comparative literature: 1995 SCAGLIONE PRIZE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERARY STUDIES French/Francophone studies: 1995 SCAGLIONE PRIZE FOR FRENCH & FRANCOPHONE STUDIES Canadian Rei•iew of American Studies Germanic languages and literatures: 1994-95 SCAGLIONE PRIZE FOR GERMANIC STUDIES [will be awarded in 1996] Italian literature or comparative literature involving Italian: 1994-95 HOWARD R. MARRARO PRIZE [will be awarded in 1996] Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures: 1995 KATHERINE SINGER KOVACS PRIZE [6 copies required] Slavic languages and literatures: 1995-96 SCAGLIONE PRIZE FOR SLAVIC STUDIES (will be awarded in 1997] Research on the teaching of English or foreign languages: 1995 KENNETH W. MILDENBERGER PRIZE (foreign languages) 1995 MINA P. SHAUGHNESSY PRIZE (English) 149 The Barra Foundation International Research Fellowships in American History and Culture for 1996-1997. The Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania each year jointly offer one onemonth fellowship to support research in residence in their collections by a foreign national scholar living outside the United States. The fellowship is funded by the Barra Foundation, Inc. The Library Company has research library of 450,000 books, pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, as well as 75,000 prints, maps, and photographs. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, founded in 1824, contains over 2,500 collections of personal and business papers, along with comprehensive collections of printed materials concerning the political, social, and family history of the Philadelphia region. Together these two collections are especially strong in Afro-Americana, German-Americana, American literature and popular culture, history of women, domestic economy, economics and business, medicine, agriculture, natural history, philanthropy, education, art (including Philadelphia area prints and photographs), architecture, technology, and printing and publishing . Both also have significant collections of British and continental books, reflecting the European background of American culture. The fellowship supports both postdoctoral and dissertation research. The project proposal should demonstrate that the Library Company and the Historical Society have primary sources central to the research topic. Candidates are encouraged to inquire about the appropriateness of a 150 Canadian Review of American Studies proposed topic before applying. The fellowship is tenable for one month at any time from June 1996 to May 1997. The stipend is $2,000, plus an allowance for travel expenses. The fellow will be assisted in finding reasonably priced accommodations. Candidates must apply by 1 February 1996. The appointment will be made by 20 March. There are no application forms. To apply send a curriculum vitae, a two to four page description of the project, and one letter of reference to: James Green, Assistant Librarian, Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street...


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