Princeton University’s Christy Wampole Honored by the Modern Language Association

Christy Wampole, associate professor in the department of French and Italian at Princeton University in New Jersey, received the Modern Language Association Prize for a First Book. The prize, established in 1993, is awarded annually for the first book-length publication of an association member that is a literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical biography.

Dr. Wampole was honored for her book Rootedness: The Ramifications of Metaphor (University of Chicago Press, 2016). Earlier, she published a collection of essays entitled The Other Serious: Essays for the New American Generation (Harper, 2015). She is completing work on a new book, Degenerative Realism: Novel as Nation in 21st-Century France.

Dr. Wampole joined the faculty at Princeton University in 2011. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.


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