Christy Wampole Awarded MLA’s Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies

December 14, 2021
Christy Wampole and the book cover for Degenerative Realism

The Modern Language Association of America has awarded its 29th annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies to Christy Wampole (French and Italian).

Wampole, who serves as the director of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities at Princeton (IHUM), received the award for her most recent book “Degenerative Realism: Novel and Nation in Twenty-First-Century France,” published by Columbia University Press.

The prize is awarded annually for an outstanding scholarly work in its field—a literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical biography—written by a member of the association.

To read a Q&A with Wampole about the book, visit the Humanities Council Faculty Bookshelf.

Download a PDF of the full press release here.

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