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Shelley Fisher Fishkin <[log in to unmask]>
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Many thanks, Mark!  You are completely right, and I encourage everyone on this list to spread the word to friends and colleagues around the world who might be eligible for the prize and who should be encouraged to submit their work for it. The scope of the prize is broad - it is for outstanding work in Transnational American Studies — and any faculty member at a university  outside the US or independent scholar based outside the US is eligible.  Given Mark Twain’s global reach and the fine work being done on him by a number of scholars around the globe, I can imagine seeing scholarship on the cultural work Twain does in a range of global contexts, for example, being recognized with this prize.  (Too bad it didn’t exist when  Tsuyoshi Ishihara published Mark Twain in Japan (2011) or when Selina Lai-Henderson published Mark Twain in China (2014). I suspect both of those books would have been strong contenders for the prize. But only scholarship published  not more than three years prior to the submission deadline is eligible.  For the full description of eligibility rules and submission instructions see the ASA’s announcement at this link:
Thank you, Mark, for the reminder to encourage folks to share this information with colleagues abroad—anyone who works on transnational Twain, but also anyone who works on transnational approaches to American culture more broadly, as well.

On Jun 20, 2019, at 4:44 PM, MARK DAWIDZIAK <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

The joy of this richly deserved honor must be multiplied many times by the realization of the great good the award will do in the coming years. Congratulations!

   On Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:48:59 PM EDT, Shelley Fisher Fishkin <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

Thanks, Ariane!

On Jun 20, 2019, at 3:11 PM, Arianne . <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

I want to add my congratulations on this impressive  honor.  I was also
glad to see your picture!
Arianne Laidlaw


On Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 2:24 PM Shelley Fisher Fishkin <
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Many thanks, Martin!  And thank you, Terry!
On Jun 20, 2019, at 1:32 PM, Martin Zehr <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Congratulations, well-deserved, to my
Martin Zehr
Kansas City

On Wed, Jun 19, 2019, 6:33 AM Terry Ballard <[log in to unmask]>


On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 12:20 PM Hal Bush <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Dr. Hal Bush

Dept. of English

Saint Louis University

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Terry Ballard
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"My memory has a mind of its own."

Arianne Laidlaw A '58