Dec. 13, 2011
At A Glance
UI English professor Round to receive MLA's James Russell Lowell prize
Phillip H. Round, professor in the Department of English and the American Indian Native Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the 2010 James Russell Lowell prize by the Modern Language Association of America for his book, Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663-1880.
The prize is awarded annually for an outstanding book -— literary or linguistic study, critical edition, or critical biography -— written by one of the 30,000 members of the association. Round is the 42nd recipient of the award and the first ever faculty member from the University of Iowa to be so honored.
The prize selection committee credited Round for his engaging writing and thorough research and said Removable Type was exemplary in its attention to the meaning and uses of literacy and print for American Indian peoples.
Research for Removable Type was made possible by a UI Career Development Award (CDA grant) and a Newberry Library Faculty Fellowship.
More information on Round and his work can be found at http://english.uiowa.edu/faculty/profiles/round.shtml.
The prize announcement from MLA is available at http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102018840316-112/JRL-Round.pdf.
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