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SEAMUS HEANEY’S REGIONS wins Warren-Brooks Award

Richard Rankin Russell’s major study of the 1995 Nobel prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney has been selected as the 2014 winner of the Robert Penn Warren–Cleanth Brooks Award for outstanding literary scholarship and criticism. The jurors chose Seamus Heaney’s Regions for its perceptive analysis of works by both Heaney and his influences, and for what one juror described as ‘its assessment of Heaney as a poet whose work connects the local and immediate with the international and abstracting concerns of our age.’

Each year, the Robert Penn Warren-Cleanth Brooks Award honors a book of literary scholarship or criticism published in that year that exemplifies in the broadest...

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Erik Ching is interviewed on New Books in Latin American Studies

Erik Ching, author of Authoritarian El Salvador: Politics and the Origins of the Military Regimes, 1880–1940, was interviewed by Brice Bongiovanni on New Books in Latin American Studies.

Authoritarian El Salvador is an innovative and important work that seeks to explain the origins of the military regime that came to power in 1931. Based on his comprehensive survey of the extant documentary record in El Salvador’s national archive, Ching argues that El Salvador was typified by a longstanding tradition of authoritarianism dating back to the early- to mid-nineteenth century.

“During the 1980s, when El Salvador was in the...

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