Arsić is the winner of the Modern Language Association of America’s James Russell Lowell Prize for her book Bird Relics: Grief and Vitalism in Thoreau, published by Harvard University Press. The selection committee called Bird Relicsa “subtle, consequential, and original study that evades ruling academic paradigms,” and “an example of literary criticism at its finest – brilliantly researched, beautifully written, and passionately argued.” Read more about the award here.