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Eburne Wins MLA’s James Russell Lowell Prize

Prize awarded at the 2020 MLA Convention in Seattle.
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Eburne Wins MLA’s James Russell Lowell Prize

Jonathan Eburne has won the prestigious James Russell Lowell Prize from the Modern Language Association for his monograph Outsider Theory: Intellectual Histories of Unorthodox Ideas, published in 2018 by the University of Minnesota Press.  Outsider Theory traces the history of "bad" ideas as a way of helping make sense of our present moment.  The prize committee's citation lauds Outsider Theory as "an original and extremely erudite book with a fresh perspective on a wide range of movements, texts, and ideas that fall outside traditional investigations of intellectual histories."  A link to the MLA's press release announcing the prize can be found here.  Congratulations, Jonathan!