History of a Shiver

Dr. Jed Rasula's History of a Shiver: The Sublime Impudence of Modernism (Oxford University Press, 2016) has received the MLA's Matei Calinescu Prize, which is given to a distinguished work of scholarship in twentieth- or twentieth-century literature and thought. In presenting the award, the selection committee celebrated History of a Shiver as "breathtaking and beautifully written": "the modernism that emerges from his work is, like the work itself, a scintillating, dappled dream coat."