Laura Shannon Prize Winner

Mani Cosmopolitical Claims

Publisher: Iowa University Press

Publication Year: 2007

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Cosmopolitical Claims: Turkish-German Literatures from Nadolny to Pamuk

by B. Venkat Mani

2010 Silver Medalist in Humanities

Jury Statement (Honorable Mention)

An illuminating and conceptually ambitious work, Mani’s Cosmopolitical Claims offers a wide-ranging, nuanced, and provocative analysis of concepts of multiculturalism, interculturalism, and the category of “minority” literature. An apparently “modest” project of literary history (as the author himself calls it), the book opens into a major engagement with an international set of theorists whose ideas are subjected to careful critique. It is an important book on an exceedingly important topic.

Final Jury

Piero Boitani
Professor of Comparative Literature
University of Rome, La Sapienza

Theodore J. Cachey, Jr.
Albert J. Ravarino Family Director of Dante and Italian Studies
Professor and Chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
University of Notre Dame

Donald Crafton
Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Emeritus Professor, Film, Television & Theatre
University of Notre Dame

Margaret W. Ferguson
Professor of English, Emerita
University of California, Davis

Christopher B. Fox
Professor of English Emeritus
Former Director of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies
University of Notre Dame