Congratulations to Marta Croll-Baehre on winning ACQL’s Barbara Godard Prize!

Congratulations to Marta Croll-Baehre on winning the Barbara Godard Prize from the Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures (ACQL).

From the ACQL:

The Barbara Godard Prize was created by ACQL, the Association for Canadian and Québec literatures, in 2005. This prize identifies promising emerging scholars who deliver exceptional papers at our annual conference.

Marta is a Ph.D. student in the English and Cultural Studies program at McMaster University. Inspired by questions that Sara Ahmed poses in Strange Encounters, the presentation compares the author’s experience of eating “innovative Canadian cuisine” at the Aberdeen Tavern, a special occasions restaurant in Hamilton, Ontario, with select descriptions of food preparation and consumption in Fred Wah’s semi-fictional memoir Diamond Grill (1996). The jury admired this paper for its innovative approach that combined literary analysis with cultural studies, supported by a detailed and nuanced discussion of methodology, as well as an effective integration of relevant theoretical frameworks. Congratulations to Marta for this excellent paper!

In support of the ACQL and the Barbara Godard Prize, Canadian Literature awards a one-year subscription to the prize winner.