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Kenshur Prize certificateJoanna Stalnaker, Lynn Festa, Guillaume Ansart

Since 2007, the Center has awarded an annual book prize to an outstanding monograph of interest to eighteenth-century scholars working in a range of disciplines. The prize is named in honor of the work of Oscar Kenshur, professor emeritus of comparative literature at Indiana University, a dix-huitièmiste par excellence and one of the founding members of the Center (biography).

The Prize for books published in 2017 has been awarded to Amanda Jo Goldstein (English, University of California-Berkeley) for her Sweet Science: Romantic Materialisms and the New Logics of Life (University of Chicago Press, 2017) [press release]. A symposium on the book with contributions by the author and Prize Committee members will be held on Friday, November 2 at 4:00 in the University Club of the IMU. Reception to follow. Please join us!

Previous winners:

Deirdre Loughridge, Haydn’s Sunrise, Beethoven’s Shadow: Audiovisual Culture and the Emergence of Musical Romanticism (University of Chicago Press, 2016).

Sean Silver, The Mind is a Collection: Case Studies in Eighteenth-Century Thought (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015).

Michael Kwass, Contraband: Louis Mandrin and the Making of a Global Underground (Harvard, 2014).

Hanneke Grootenboer, Treasuring the Gaze: Intimate Vision in Late Eighteenth-Century Eye Miniatures (Chicago, 2013).

Srinivas Aravamudan, Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel (Chicago, 2012).

James H. Johnson, Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic (University of California Press, 2011).

Joanna Stalnaker, The Unfinished Enlightenment: Description in the Age of the Encyclopedia (Cornell University Press, 2010).

Dan Edelstein, The Terror of Natural Right: Republicanism, the Cult of Nature, and the French Revolution (University of Chicago Press, 2009).

Vanessa Agnew, Enlightenment Orpheus: the Power of Music in Other Worlds (Oxford University Press, 2008).

Trish Loughran, The Republic in Print: Print Culture in the Age of U.S. Nation Building, 1770-1870 (Columbia University Press, 2007).


   
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