CCL at MLA 2016 | Austin

â—¼ At the annual CCL luncheon held at Truluck’s restaurant in Austin, TX during the MLA Convention in January, 2016, CCL honored two remarkable scholars as the recipients of a Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Lawrence Buell (Harvard University), photo left, is the 2014 LAA recipient, and Stephen Prickett (University of Kent), photo right, received the LAA award for 2015.Both have had long and unusually distinguished careers — Professor Buell as one of the foremost scholars of the religious, social, and ethical dimensions of the literature of the United States, and Professor Prickett as a creative interpreter of the history of romanticism and its myriad connections to modern Christian thought and practice. To read a tribute to Stephen Prickett written by Jeffrey W. Barbau (Wheaton College), see here.  

To see the long line of outstanding artists and critics who have received the Lifetime Achievement Award over the past quarter-century, see here

â—¼ At the luncheon, Gary M. Ciuba (Kent State University) presented the Book of the Year award to Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski, The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings (New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2015).

â—¼ Edward Upton (Valparaiso University) also presented the Lionel Basney Award for best article in Volume 64 of the journal Christianity & Literature to Emily Griesinger for her essay, “Religious Belief in a Secular Age: Literary Modernism and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway,” Christianity & Literature 64.4 (September 2015): 438-464. This is the second time that Professor Griesinger has won the Lionel Basney Award.

â—¼ CCL also sponsored a panel on Thursday, January 7 from 7:00-8:15 p.m. in room 10B at the Austin Convention Center:

Panel #197. Christianity and Literature: Paths and Prospects for a New Era

Program arranged by the Conference on Christianity and Literature

Presiding: Kathryn Artuso, Westmont Coll.

1. "Memories, Dreams, and Selections: Re-Creating Our Cultural Past," Stephen Prickett, Univ. of Kent

2. "Scripture, Tradition, and the Future of Christian Criticism," Luke Ferretter, Baylor Univ.