SPO Emeritus Faculty Ronald Surtz Awarded with Honorable Mention for Translated Publication

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017
by mtong

SPO emeritus faculty member Ronald Surtz and his co-editor Professor Jessica Boon (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) were recently awarded Honorable Mention by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) for their translation of the publication, Mother Juana de la Cruz, 1481–1534: Visionary Sermons. The prize was awarded in the category for the best scholarly edition in translation of 2016 in the field of early modern women and gender.

In reviewing their work, the committee praised their edition as “beautifully produced with carefully selected illustrations and highlighting the importance of an understudied figure whose original devotional texts bear witness to her erudition and importance as an original thinker in Early Modern Spain.” Furthermore the committee mentioned that this translated edition enhances its use in the classroom making it a versatile and accessible resource for students.

More information about the publication can be found here.