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MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, a prestigious and rigorous journal in the field of multi-ethnic literature of the United States, has been a vital resource for scholarship and teaching for more than forty years …

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One article from each issue of MELUS is selected by the Editor and made freely available to all for a limited amount of time.

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Don D. Walker Prize

The Don D. Walker prize is sponsored by the Western Literature Association and is given annually to the best essay published in western American literary studies.

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Crompton-Noll Prize

The Crompton-Noll prize is awarded annually by the GL/Q Caucus of the MLA for the best article in LGBTQ studies. Congratulations to the 2016 winner, Rafael Walker, for his article, "Nella Larsen Reconsidered: The Trouble with Desire in Quicksand and Passing!

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