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January 8, 2019

ASLE Member Recieves Honorable Mention for MLA’s James Russell Lowell

Tova Fleming

ASLE member, Susan Scott Parish, has recieved honorable mention for 2017 the Modern Language Association’s James Russell Lowell award for her work The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History.

The James Russell Lowell Prize is one of eighteen awards presented on 5 January 2019, during the association’s annual convention,in Chicago. The selection committee members were Laura Schaefer Brown (Cornell Univ.), chair; Jay Clayton (Vanderbilt Univ.); Rita Felski (Univ. of Virginia); Sangeeta Ray (Univ. of Maryland, College Park); and Michael Rothberg (Univ. of California, Los Angeles).

The ...

The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History

Tova Fleming

By Susan Scott Parrish. Princeton University Press. January 2017. 

Honorable Mention for the 2017 James Russell Lowell Prize, Modern Language Association.

The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, which covered nearly thirty thousand square miles across seven states, was the most destructive river flood in U.S. history. Due to the speed of new media and the slow progress of the flood, this was the first environmental disaster to be experienced on a mass scale. As it moved from north to south down an environmentally and technologically altered ...