The 2021Jack Medal Awards

IASSL is delighted to announce the 2021 Jack Medal Awards:

Bryony Coombs (University of Edinburgh) was awarded the 2021 Jack Medal for her chapter ‘Albany and the Poets: John Stuart, Duke of Albany, and the Transfer of Ideas Between Scotland and the Continent 1509-1536,' which was published in Britain and its Neighbours: Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Routledge, 2021).

The medal was awarded by the judging panel in recognition of the chapter's extensive primary research which illuminates the transnational history of Renaissance Scotland in a precise, original, fresh and readable way.

Emilio Amideo (University of Naples “L’Orientale”) was awarded an Honourable Mention for his chapter 'Waves of Sound, Gender Fluidity, and Shifting Kinships in Jackie Kay's Trumpet,' which was published in Queer Tidalectics: Linguistic and Sexual Fluidity in Contemporary Black Diasporic Literature (Northwestern University Press, 2021).

The judges agreed that the chapter provides a searching and original examination of diasporic and gender identities in Kay’s well-known novel in the wider, transnational context of Black Queer Diaspora. 

Find out more about the awardees here