Laura Shannon Prize Winner

Newman Cultural Capitals

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Year: 2007

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Cultural Capitals: Early Modern London and Paris

by Karen Newman

2010 Silver Medalist in Humanities

Jury Statement (Honorable Mention)

In this compellingly written work, Newman raises the bar for cultural studies. She exhibits a masterful command of the material, moving effortlessly between literary, sociological, scientific, and art-historical methods. Cultural Capitals is an impressive work of comparative historical scholarship that makes a cogent and timely contribution to contemporary theoretical debates about space, modernity, modes of historicism in literary and cultural studies.

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 Professor Emeritus, 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