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Modern Language Association Prize for Independent Scholars. Competition in 2004 for Books Published in 2003. To recognize and further encourage the achievements and contributions of independent scholars, the Modern Language Association invites authors to compete for the twentieth annual MLA Prize for Independent Scholars, to be awarded for a distinguished scholarly book published in 2003 in the field of English or another modern language or literature. Authors who are not enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree and did not hold a tenured, tenure-accruing, or tenure-track position in a postsecondary educational institution at the time of publication of the book are eligible. Normally, part-time instructors and adjunct faculty members are eligible to compete for the prize. Authors of submitted books need not be members of the association. The award, which consists of $1,000, a certificate, and a one-year membership in the association, will be presented to the winning author at the association's annual convention in December 2004. To enter a book into the competition, authors or publishers should send six copies and a completed application form to the MLA Prize for Independent Scholars, Modern Language Association, 26 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10004-1789. Entries must be received by 1 May 2004. Publishers may enter more than one rifle, but no book may compete for more than one MLA prize. Shipping labels should indicate the names of the prizes for which the books are competing. For further information, or to obtain copies of the application form, call or write the Office of Special Projects, Modern Language Association (646 576-5141; awards@mla.org).

James Russell Lowell Prize. Competition in 2004 for Books Published in 2003. The Committee on Honors and Awards of the Modern Language Association invites authors to compete for the thirty-fourth annual James Russell Lowell Prize, which will be awarded for a scholarly book published in 2003 by a current member of the association. To qualify for the prize, a book must be an outstanding literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical biography. Studies dealing with literary theory, media, cultural history and interdisciplinary topics are eligible; books that are primarily translations will not be considered. The award, which consists of $1,000 and a certificate, will be presented to the winning author at the association's annual convention in December 2004. To enter a book into the competition, authors or publishers should send six copies and confirmation of the author's membership in the MLA to the James Russell Lowell Prize, Modern Language Association, 26 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10004-1789. Entries will be accepted until 1 March 2004. Publishers may enter more than one rifle, but no book may compete for more than one MLA prize. Shipping labels should indicate the names of the prizes for which the books are competing. For further information, call or write the Office of Special Projects, Modern Language Association (646 576-5141; awards@mla.org).

Modern Language Association Prize for a First Book. Competition in 2004 for Books Published in 2003. The Committee on Honors and Awards of the Modern Language Association invites authors to compete for the tenth annual MLA Prize for a First Book, which will be awarded for an outstanding scholarly work published in 2003 as the first book-length publication by a current member of the association. …