The Jack Prize Winner for 2020

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IASSL is delighted to announce the winner of the 2020 Jack Prize:

Anna Fancett (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman) for her article “Introducing Walter Scott: What Scott Scholars Can Learn from the Prefaces of Chinese Translations of Walter Scott’s Works,” which was published in The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture, Vol. 13(2), June 2020.

The judges agreed that Fancett's article offers a pioneering case study for the contemporary reception of the Waverley novels in China. By critically evaluating Chinese interpretive strategies within the theoretical frameworks of translation studies and world literature, and vis-à-vis current trends in Scott criticism outside China, the article identifies a new and important area of investigation.