We are excited to announce the winners of two Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) awards from the ceremony held last night at the 2015 Modern Language Association meeting being held in Vancouver. Duke University Press had a journal and a special issue recognized for their achievements. Our congratulations to all winners!
Congratulations to the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, winner of the 2014 CELJ Codex Award. This award is given for distinction in the area of Ancient and Medieval Studies. The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies publishes articles informed by historical inquiry and alert to issues raised by contemporary theoretical debate. The journal fosters rigorous investigation of historiographical representations of European and western Asian cultural forms from late antiquity to the seventeenth century. Its topics include art, literature, theater, music, philosophy, theology, and history, and it embraces material objects as well as texts; women as well as men; merchants, workers, and audiences as well as patrons; Jews and Muslims as well as Christians. Sample an issue of the journal here.
SAQ: South Atlantic Quarterly won the CELJ award for Best Public Intellectual Special Issue in 2014 for the 113:3 issue, “Prison Realities.” This issue presents timely ethnographic accounts of power and resistance under extreme conditions of confinement around the world today. Contributions span case studies relating both to the United States and to understudied non-Anglophone jurisdictions such as Brazil, Ecuador, Honduras, Palestine, and Greece. Particular attention is paid by all contributions to the human body both as a target of control and a means of struggle.