Dr. Clara Pascual-Argente, assistant professor of Spanish, has been selected recipient of the John K. Walsh Award presented by the Modern Language Association (MLA) Forum on Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of Medieval Iberia. It is for her essay “‘E el señor de Galicia era del linaje de Troya’: El Victorial and the Cultural Memory of Petrismo.”
Pascual-Argente specializes in medieval Spanish literature and culture, with an emphasis on its relationship to other European literatures. Her essay, which was published in the spring 2017 issue of La corónica, focuses on the political significance of the Troy legend in 15th-century Spain.
She will be recognized in January at the MLA convention in New York and listed among winners in each spring 2018 issue of La corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures & Cultures. The award comes with a certificate and cash prize.