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Penn English Ph.D. student Ajay Batra wins the American Literature Society’s 1921 Prize in American Literature for his article “Reading with Conviction: Abraham Johnstone and the Poetics of the Dead End.”

Ajay’s essay appeared in a special “Beyond Recovery” issue of Early American Literature 55.2 (2020) guest edited by Professors Lauren Coats and Steffi Dippold. The issue is available via open-access on Project MUSE through February here.