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The Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation

Chloe Hill '12
Double major in Comparative Literature and Portuguese & Brazilian Studies

White Pine Press, the Cliff Becker Endowment for the Literary Arts and the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) announced Chloe Hill '12 as the winner of the fifth annual Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation, which produces one volume of literary translation in English annually. Purifications or the Sign of Retaliation by Myriam Fraga will be published in the fall of 2017. Myriam Fraga, up until her death in February 2016, was, and continues to be, one of the leading literary figures of Salvador da Bahia. Hill is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University. In 2014, with the support of a Fulbright fellowship, Hill traveled to Brazil to work alongside Myriam Fraga translating a selection of poems.

Beinecke Scholarship

Angela Acosta '17
Major in Spanish and English Language & Literature

The $32,000 Beinecke Scholarship is for courageous selection of graduate studies in the arts, humanities or social sciences anywhere in the world by undergraduates depending on grants. Smith is allowed one nominee.

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Honors Thesis

Victoria Melnikova '16
Major in Portuguese-Brazilian Studies
Title: "Jorge Amado in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: Publications and Popularity"
Thesis Director: Malcolm McNee
Second Reader: Maria Banerjee