Scholar wins prestigious MLA award

  • December 7, 2021
Scholar wins prestigious MLA award

Anna Kathryn Kendrick scoops outstanding book award from the Modern Language Association.

Anna Kathryn Kendrick’s study engages broadly and deeply with important developments in the field of education and developmental psychology and examines them in the context of a wide array of Spanish Silver Age sources.

MLA judges

Gates Cambridge Scholar Anna Kathryn Kendrick has won the 31st 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 from the Modern Language Association of America.

Anna [2011], who did her PhD in Spanish at the University of Cambridge and is currently clinical assistant professor of literature at New York University in Shanghai, was chosen for her book Humanizing Childhood in Early Twentieth-Century Spain, published by Legenda.

The Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize was established in 1990 by a gift from Joseph and Mimi B. Singer, parents of the late Katherine Singer Kovacs. The prize will be presented on 8th January 2022, during the association’s annual convention, to be held in Washington, DC.

The judges’ citation for Kendrick’s book reads: “Anna Kathryn Kendrick’s study engages broadly and deeply with important developments in the field of education and developmental psychology and examines them in the context of a wide array of Spanish Silver Age sources. Meticulously assembled and written, Humanizing Childhood in Twentieth-Century Spain adds new dimensions to canonical texts (by José Ortega y Gasset, Jorge Guillén, Federico García
Lorca, Juan Ramón Jiménez, and others) while also introducing new texts into the discussion.”

The Modern Language Association of America and its over 23,000 members in 100 countries work to strengthen the study and teaching of languages and literature.  The prize is presented under the auspices of the MLA’s Committee on Honors and Awards.

*The picture above is taken from the book’s cover.

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