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Harry C. Rutledge Prize

Harry C. Rutledge Prize e S Th outhern Comparative Literature Association Is Pleased to Announce the Sixth Winner of the for the best graduate student paper presented at the SCL A ’s 2006 conference at the University of Georgia–Athens “Masks of Authenticity” Ir Ina a n Is Imova University of South Carolina–Columbia Judges’ Citation: “Masks of Authenticity” is a careful and unique comparison of African American and Russian notions of folk identity. r Th ough a close analysis of texts by Andrey Belyi and Nella Larson, Anisimova reveals how both African American and Rus- sian relative notions of “authentic blackness” and “authentic Russianness” were closely connected with folk identity. Her essay raises important comparative issues regarding the connection between racial and national identity and authenticity. e Th judges found Anisimova’s essay to be “innovative” work on a most “unusual com- parison.” e R Th utledge Prize 2700 Since 999,1 the Southern Comparative Literature Association has oe ff red a prize of 100 $ for the most promising work presented at its annual conference by a graduate student. Beginning with the 27 c 00 onference, the amount of the prize will be $20.5 e e Th ssay will also be considered for publication in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Harry C. Rutledge Prize

The Comparatist , Volume 31 – May 29, 2007

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © 2007 the Southern Comparative Literature Association.
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1559-0887

Abstract

e S Th outhern Comparative Literature Association Is Pleased to Announce the Sixth Winner of the for the best graduate student paper presented at the SCL A ’s 2006 conference at the University of Georgia–Athens “Masks of Authenticity” Ir Ina a n Is Imova University of South Carolina–Columbia Judges’ Citation: “Masks of Authenticity” is a careful and unique comparison of African American and Russian notions of folk identity. r Th ough a close analysis of texts by Andrey Belyi and Nella Larson, Anisimova reveals how both African American and Rus- sian relative notions of “authentic blackness” and “authentic Russianness” were closely connected with folk identity. Her essay raises important comparative issues regarding the connection between racial and national identity and authenticity. e Th judges found Anisimova’s essay to be “innovative” work on a most “unusual com- parison.” e R Th utledge Prize 2700 Since 999,1 the Southern Comparative Literature Association has oe ff red a prize of 100 $ for the most promising work presented at its annual conference by a graduate student. Beginning with the 27 c 00 onference, the amount of the prize will be $20.5 e e Th ssay will also be considered for publication in

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The ComparatistUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: May 29, 2007

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