January 12, 2006


LEWISBURG, Pa. — Francie Cate-Arries has received honorable mention from the Modern Language Association (MLA) for her book, Spanish Culture behind Barbed Wire: Memory and Representation of the French Concentration Camps 1939-1945, published by the Bucknell University Press in 2004.

The honor is part of the MLA's 15th annual Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for an outstanding book published in English in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures.

The award was presented Dec. 28 in Washington, D.C., as part of the MLA's annual convention.

Professor of Hispanic studies at the College of William and Mary, Cate-Arries has won two awards for excellence in teaching and scholarship there as well as a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship. She has written numerous refereed articles published in such journals as Revista de Estudio Hispánicos, Hispanic Research Journal: Iberian and Latin American Studies, and Hispanic Review.

Founded in 1968 in association with Associated University Presses, the Bucknell University Press publishes about 38 books each year, selected from manuscripts by authors throughout the world. Building on strengths in English and American literature, French literature, German literature, Hispanic studies, philosophy, and religion, the Press has established an international reputation in Hispanic and Latin American studies.

In 1998/99, the Press launched three series of books to capitalize on new interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities and social sciences: Bucknell Series in Latin American Literature and Theory, Bucknell Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture, and Bucknell Series in Contemporary Poetry.

In 2000, the press became the publisher of Eighteenth-Century Scotland, a series of books in Scottish literature, history, and culture sponsored by the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society, and this year becomes the publisher of scholarly works on 18th-century Germany sponsored by the Goethe Society of America.

Last year, the Press published the first volume ("Critical Pasts") of a new series of books, Aperçus: Histories Texts Cultures, which, under the editorship of Greg Clingham, seeks to explore the relations among historiography, culture and textual representation. The second volume in this series, History and Nation, is forthcoming.

For more information about the Bucknell University Press, contact Clingham at 577-1552 or see www.bucknell.edu/universitypress

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