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The 2022 Jack Medal Awards
IASSL is delighted to announce the 2022 Jack Medal Awards:
Nigel Leask (University of Glasgow) and Peadar Ó Muircheartaigh (University of Edinburgh) were awarded the 2022 Jack Medal for their article "‘Co-ainm na taca seo an-uiridh’: Dugald MacNicol’s Caribbean Lament for Argyll" which was published in the journal Studies in Scottish Literature 47:2 (2022). The Jack Medal was awarded in recognition of the extensive primary research and in appreciation of the article's cross-cultural approach, which provides an original and important perspective on a complex and pivotal chapter in Scotland’s colonial history.
Kirstie Blair (University of Stirling) was awarded an Honourable Mention for her article “Cosmopolitanism and the Scottish Working-Class Writer: John Parkainson/Yehya-En-Nasr and Islam In Ayrshire” which was published in the journal Studies in Scottish Literature 48:1 (2022). The article provides an original and theoretically sophisticated investigation into hitherto little known cosmopolitan practices and discourses in Scotland’s long Victorian period.
Alessandra Petrina (Università degli Studi di Padova) was awarded an Honourable Mention for her chapter “Translations Facing Inwards: James VI/I’s Basilikon Doron” which was published in the collective monograph Traduire. Tradurre. Translating. Vie des mots et voies des œuvres dans l'Europe de la Renaissance (Droz, 2022). The chapter provides a searching and original examination of the translation process of James VI/I’s text in relation to the final translation product and its reception.