We’d like to congratulate Darieck Scott, author of Extravagant Abjection: Blackness, Power, and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination, for winning this year’s ALAN BRAY MEMORIAL BOOK AWARD! The award is given to the best book in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer studies in literature and cultural studies from the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association.
The Awards Committee found Extravagant Abjection to be “an elegantly written and thoroughly researched study, which helps push queer studies in exciting and imperatively new directions.”
The award will be presented at the MLA Convention in Seattle at the GL/Q Cash Bar event on Saturday, January 7, 8:45-10:00 p.m., Metropolitan B, Sheraton. Hope to see you there!