Karla Mallette to receive Texas A&M University Humanities Book Prize


Feb 14, 2012 Bookmark and Share

Karla Mallette

Karla Mallette

The Center for European Studies is pleased to announce that Karla Mallette’s book, European Modernity and the Arab Mediterranean: Toward a New Philology and a Counter-Orientalism (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010), will receive the 13th Annual Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship, awarded by the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University, on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012. Following the award ceremony Professor Mallette will present a lecture titled "Lingua franca in the Mediterranean." The award comes with a $1,000 prize.

Karla Mallette is Associate Professor of Italian and Near Eastern Studies and Interim Director of CES (2011-12). Her primary research interest is on medieval literature in the Mediterranean region. She is the author of The Kingdom of Sicily, 1100-1250: A Literary History, also published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.