We enjoyed attending the 2013 Modern Language Association (MLA) conference last week in Boston. It was especially gratifying to celebrate two big awards. Congratulations to Stephanie Leigh Batiste, author of Darkening Mirrors, who won the William Sanders Scarborough Prize for an outstanding scholarly study of black American literature or culture. We also congratulate Lauren Berlant, author of Cruel Optimism, and Chandan Reddy, author of Freedom with Violence, who are co-winners of the MLA's GLQ Caucus's Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize.
Check out some of our other authors with their books!
Elizabeth Freeman, author of Time Binds.
Paul Youngquist and Grégory Pierrot, co-editors of An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti by Marcus Rainsford.
Bruce Robbins, author of Perpetual War.
Christina Sharpe, author of Monstrous Intimacies.
Salamisha Tillet, author of Sites of Slavery.
You can still order these books and any others with the conference discount by visiting our website and using the offer code DEXH131B when you place your order. Thanks to Emily Lawrence and Kevin Woodcock for taking the photos. We're already looking forward to next year!