MLA Recognizes Former Department Graduate Students

December 5, 2017

New York, NY – The Modern Language Association of America today announced its twenty-seventh annual Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for an outstanding book published in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures. The winner is Nancy J. Gates Madsen, of Luther College, for her book Trauma, Taboo, and Truth-Telling: Listening to Silences in Postdictatorship Argentina, published by the University of Wisconsin Press. Amber Brian, of the University of Iowa, has received an honorable mention for Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s Native Archive and the Circulation of Knowledge in Colonial Mexico, published by Vanderbilt University Press. Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez, of Amherst College, has received an honorable mention for Latin American Cinema: A Comparative History, published by the University of California Press.

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