2020 Beatrice White Prize winner announced

Posted by boo11 at Jan 28, 2020 10:20 AM |

The English Association is delighted to announce that the recipient of the 2020 Beatrice White Prize is Professor Leonard Neidorf. The Editors of the Year’s Work in English Studies, wish to recognise his important contributions to the field, including his article 'Wealhtheow and Her Name: Etymology, Characterization and Textual Criticism' (Neophilologus, 102, no 1 (January 2018): 75-89).

Image of Leonard Neidorf in a suit Leonard Neidorf is Professor of English at Nanjing University, where he teaches courses on medieval literature and the history of the English language. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and his B.A. from New York University. He is the author of The Transmission of Beowulf: Language, Culture, and Scribal Behavior (Cornell University Press, 2017) and the editor of The Dating of Beowulf: A Reassessment (Boydell & Brewer, 2014), which was named an Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE. With Rafael J. Pascual and Tom Shippey, Neidorf co-edited Old English Philology: Studies in Honour of R.D. Fulk (Boydell & Brewer, 2016). His articles have appeared in such journals as ELH, English StudiesTolkien Studies, Modern PhilologyAnglo-Saxon England, and Journal of Germanic Linguistics.

The Beatrice White Award is awarded to the best scholarly article noticed in The Years Work in English Studies (YWES) in the fields of English Literature before 1590. The judging process is carried out by the YWES editors after input and recommendation of YWES Contributors in relevant fields, during a particular given year.

Professor Beatrice White, for whom the prize is named, was a well-loved and respected academic, interested particularly in mediaeval and renaissance English literature. She was also a creative teacher and a very active and long-standing member of the English Association.

Visit http://bit.ly/BWPrize for more information.

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