Dr. Schlapbach wins the Mary White Prize for Best Article for 2015

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016

The Mary White Prize for Best Article in Phoenix for 2015

The winner of the Mary White Prize for Best Article in Phoenix for 2015 is Dr. Karin Schlapbach, University of Ottawa, for her article “Music and Meaning in Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe: The Inset Tales in Their Performative Settings” (Phoenix 69.1-2, 79-99).

Dr. Schlapbach’s contribution stands out for its perceptive close reading of Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe and its original approach to the question of the relation between music and social order. Artfully combining socio-anthropological and literary perspectives, Dr. Schlapbach persuasively develops an illuminating account of how music operates in Longus’ narrative.

Judges for this year’s prize, who were chosen from the Editorial Board of Phoenix, were:

  • Luke Roman, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Committee Chair)
  • Leanne Bablitz, University of British Columbia
  • John Harris, University of Alberta

The Mary White Prize for Best Article published in Phoenix is awarded on an annual basis and includes a cash prize of $500.

- Quoted from document entitled Commendation for Mary White Prize

About Mary White

Mary White graduated from Queen's University in 1929, then obtained a BA and MA at Oxford before teaching briefly at McMaster University. She was a member of Trinity's Classics department from 1941 to 1974 and also head of the Graduate Department of Classical Studies at the University of Toronto from 1966 to 1971. Appointed the first editor of Phoenix in 1946, over a period of 20 years she set the high standards that earned the journal an international academic reputation.

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