News from Amy Dillard on behalf of the Penny Pether Law and Language Scholarship Award Committee:
Michael Burger of Roger Williams University School of Law is the winner of the first annual Penny Pether Award for Law and Language Scholarship for his article Environmental Law/Environmental Literature. 40 Ecology L.Q. 1 (2013). The award will be officially presented this Friday at the West Coast Rhetoric Scholarship Workshop at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law. Dozens of terrific articles and essays were nominated for the award. In partial recognition of the strength and tremendous diversity of the works we were so lucky to read, we are also pleased to give honorable mention to Kevin Curran for his article, Hospitable Justice: Law and Selfhood in Shakespeare’s Sonnets, 9 Law, Culture, & Humanities 295 (2013), and to Ruthann Robson for her essay, 27 Words, 13 Memoir 85 (2013).
The committee wishes to thank everyone who nominated authors for the award and to the authors themselves for their great work. It looks forward to making this award an annual tradition.
[NB: Committee announcement edited slightly].