Associate Professor of English Reginald Wilburn has won the John T. Shawcross Award from the Milton Society of America for the book chapter “Of Might and Men: Milton, Frederick Douglass, and Resistant Masculinity as Existential Geography,” which appears as chapter 4 in Wilburn’s book Preaching the Gospel of Black Revolt (Duquesne University Press, 2014). This award recognizes a distinguished edition of Milton’s works, a distinguished bibliography, a distinguished reference work, or a distinguished chapter on Milton in a monograph. Wilburn will receive the award at the society’s annual banquet, to be held in Austin, Texas on January 9.
Chair and Professor of English Rachel Trubowitz, also a Milton scholar, noted that 2014 was a very strong year in the field, making Wilburn’s recognition all the more impressive.
The Milton Society of America grants awards for scholarly achievement on an annual basis in the following categories: best book; best article; best bibliography, edition or book chapter; and best edited collection.