UC Berkeley English Professor (and 2011 PhD/Comp Lit alum) Amanda Goldstein has won the MLA Prize for a First Book for Sweet Science:  Romantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life (University of Chicago Press, 2017).

Comparative Literature/Italian Professor Barbara Spackman has received honorable mention for the Howard Marraro Prize from the Modern Language Association for her new book Accidental Orientalists:  Modern Italian Travelers in Ottoman Lands (Liverpool University Press, 2017).

Congratulations Amanda and Barbara!