The winners of the 2018 awards have been announced (for works published in 2017)

The Very Best Novel

Amy Froide’s (U of Md Baltimore County, History) 1690-1750: Silent Partners: Women as Public Investors in the British Financial Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2017)


The following people have been given an honorable mention:


Women’s Writing in the English Republic, 1625-1681, by Katharine Gillespie (English, Miami University of Ohio) (Cambridge, 2017)


The Best Teamwork Project


Niamh O’Leary (English and Xavier English): The Politics of Female Alliance in Early Modern Europe (University of Nebraska Press, 2017).


For the Best Scholarly Edition, Josephine Roberts Award


Alison Klairmont Lingo and Alison O’Hara, editors and translators (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, French and UC Berkeley, History): Various Insights into the Work of Louise Bourgeois, Queen of the French Midwife (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: Toronto: Iter Press, 2017)


The Most Accurate Wording


Professor Deanna Shemek (Italian, UC Irvine): Letters of Isabella d’Este, Selected (Toronto and Tempe AZ: Iter Academic Press and Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2017)


The Best Post


“Authenticity, Artifice, and Ovid’s Heroides in Mary Stuart’s Casket Sonnets,” Jessica De Vos (Yale, French) (French Studies: A Quarterly Review, vol. 71 no. 4, 2017, pp. 489-508).


It’s worth mentioning


“Marriage and the Construction of Colonial Order: Jurisdiction, Gender, and Class in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Batavia,” by Deborah Hamer (William & Mary History). 622-640 (Gender & History, Volume 29, Issue 3, November 2017).


The Most Useful Book for the Classroom


English Civil War Poets, Sarah Ross and Elizabeth Scott-Baumann (Manchester University Press, 2017)


Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Display


“Telling Time with English Virginity in Edmund Spenser’s The Shepherde’s Calendar” by Melissa Schultheis (Rutgers, English)

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