Congratulations to Roger Kuin who has won the twelfth Morton N. Cohen Award for a Distinguished Edition of Letters, awarded by the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) for The Correspondence of Sir Philip Sidney.
The Cohen Award was established in 1989 by a gift from Morton N. Cohen, professor emeritus of English at the City University of New York. Praise from the prize committee included:
“Roger Kuin’s handling of Philip Sidney’s diverse and highly allusive correspondence is superb. By meticulously gathering and collecting these letters from numerous archives and sources, Kuin provides a significant service and contribution to Sidney and Renaissance studies. The Correspondence of Sir Philip Sidney covers a wide range of topics, from travel and exploration, philosophy, literature, and friendship to courtly manners, diplomacy, and military life. The scholarly apparatus—including a clear introduction that explains the editorial process, biographical sketches that provide crucial context, a fascinating textual introduction that describes the material aspects of sixteenth-century letter writing and the complications of transmission and delivery—is excellent and informative. This monumental and handsomely produced edition allows readers access to a captivating, far-reaching correspondence.”
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Congratulations also to Reid Barbour and David Norbrook who received an honourable mention in the tenth Modern Language Association Prize for a Scholarly Edition, for The Works of Lucy Hutchinson: Volume I: The Translation of Lucretius. For more information read the full press release.