Past Winners of the Jack Prize
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
2019 Jack Prize
Céline Sabiron (Université de Lorraine, France), “Amédée Pichot and Walter Scott’s Parrot: A Fabulous Tale of Parroting and Pirating,” Studies in Scottish Literature 44(2), 2018.
"Sabiron's incisive analysis of nineteenth-century French translations of Walter Scott's works explores the cultural as well as the linguistic dimensions of translation."
2018 Jack Prize
Nikki Hessell (Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) and Stephen Clothier (Wellington City Libraries, New Zealand) “To Mary in Aotearoa: Burns’s ‘Thou Ling’ring Star’ and Scottish Identity in New Zealand,” Scottish Literary Review 9(2), 2017.
"Thessell and Clothier's consideration of Robert Burns's reception in New Zealand opens up important discussions about diaspora, indigeneity, and literary interpretation in Scottish studies."