Three Women Faculty Members at Yale University Win Book Prizes From the Modern Language Association

Three women members of the Yale faculty — Katerina Clark, Jill Jarvis, and Jessica Gabriel Peritz have been honored by the Modern Language Association for their recent books.

Katerina Clark, a professor of comparative literature and of Slavic languages and literatures, won the Matei Calinescu Prize for a distinguished work of scholarship in 20th- or 21st-century literature and thought for her book Eurasia Without Borders: The Dream of a Leftist Literary Commons, 1919-1943 (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2021). Dr. Clark is a graduate of Melbourne University in her native Australia. She holds a master’s degree from the Australian National University and a Ph.D. from Yale University.

Jill Jarvis, an assistant professor of French, is the recipient of the thirteenth annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for her book Decolonizing Memory: Algeria and the Politics of Testimony (Duke University Press, 2021). She joined the faculty at Yale in 2016. Dr. Jarvis is a graduate of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where she majored in religion. She holds a master of fine arts degree in fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Princeton University in New Jersey.

Jessica Gabriel Peritz, an assistant professor of music, won the twenty-fifth annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies for her book The Lyric Myth of Voice: Civilizing Song in Enlightenment Italy (University of California Press, 2022). Dr. Peritz joined the faculty at Yale in 2019. She holds a bachelor’s degree in early modern history and literature from Harvard University and a master’s degree in vocal performance from Mannes College of the New School for Music in New York. Dr. Pertiz earned a Ph.D. in music history from the University of Chicago.

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