Ben Robbins, an editor for the Digital Yoknapatawpha project, has been awarded the Jerome Stern Award for the most outstanding article of 2016 in Studies in American Culture (SiAC). SiAC is an MLA-indexed, peer-review journal that publishes essays on all aspects of American culture. The award, named after long-time editor and writing professor Jerome Stern, is given once a year to an article from the previous year's issues.
Ben Robbins is a contributing editor to the Digital Yoknapatawpha project, and a Postdoctoral Honors Fellow in the Graduate School of North American Studies at the Free University of Berlin. His article, included in the October 2016 issue of SiAC, "Reading for Data: Temporal Speed Shifts in Faulkner's 'Death Drag' and the Process of Textual Digitization" examines Faulkner’s short story through the lens of the Digital Yoknapatawpha project.