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Calling for Submissions: 2017 Narrative Conference Best Graduate Essay

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

The deadline for this year’s Best Graduate Student Essay presented at the 2017 Narrative Conference is May 31. Please submit!

All graduate students who present papers at the conference are invited to compete for the prize for the best graduate student essay. The winner will receive a copy of a Perkins Prize-winning book of his or her choice and will be encouraged to expand the winning paper for consideration by Narrative. In addition, the 2017 award winner will be eligible for $500 toward expenses to attend the 2018 conference. Submit papers electronically as attachments (Word or PDF) to both of the judges: Per Krogh Hansen (pkha@sdu.dk) and Tara MacDonald (tmacdonald@uidaho.edu). Papers must be received by May 31, 2017. Papers must be unrevised conference presentations. While formatting changes, correction of typos, and the addition of a Works Cited page are acceptable, changes to the substance of the argument are not.

Inviting submissions for the 2018 Perkins Prize

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Established in 1994, the Perkins Prize honors Barbara Perkins and George Perkins, the founders of both The Journal of Narrative Technique and the Society itself. The prize, awarded to the book making the most significant contribution to the study of narrative in a given year, consists of $1,000 plus a contribution of $500 toward expenses for the winning author to attend the Narrative Conference where the award will be presented.

The Perkins Prize is conceived as a book prize rather than an author prize. Thus all books on the topic of narrative, whether edited collections, collaboratively written books, or monographs, are eligible to compete. If an edited collection or collaboratively written book is selected, the prize goes to the editor(s) or the collaborators. The winner of the competition for books published in 2016 will be announced at the New York MLA Convention in January 2018, and the prize will be presented at the Narrative Conference in Montréal, Québec, in April 2018.

To nominate books with a copyright date of 2016, please send an email with “Perkins Prize” in the subject line to The Chair of the judging committee:

Brian McHale mchale.11@osu.edu

Publisher, third-party, and self-nominations are all appropriate.  Copies of books must be sent to each of the three judges. Please indicate in the nominating email whether the publisher or the author will send the books. The deadline for nominations and for receipt of books by the judges is June 1, 2017.

Books should be sent by authors or their publishers directly to each of the three members of the judging committee:

Brian McHale
Department of English
The Ohio State University
421 Denney Hall
164 Annie and John Glenn Ave.
Columbus OH 43210
 
Porter Abbott
7271 Gills Pier Rd.
Northport, MI  49670
 
Sue J. Kim
Department of English
UMass Lowell
O’Leary Library 476
61 Wilder Street
Lowell, MA 01854

2017 Booth Lifetime Achievement Award

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

From President Brian McHale:

“On behalf of the Executive Committee of the International Society for the Study of Narrative, I am delighted to be able to announce that the winner of the 2017 Booth Lifetime Achievement Award is the distinguished narrative theorist and independent scholar, Marie-Laure Ryan.  She will be receiving her award during the Awards Luncheon at the 2017 annual conference at the University of Kentucky, 25 March 2017, and will be honored with a special panel devoted to her work and career.

For a brief bio-bibliographic note on Marie-Laure Ryan, please see the link below.
Please join the Executive Committee in congratulating our colleague Marie-Laure Ryan.”

Perkins Prize Winner 2017

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Award Announcement from the Vice-President of ISSN, Jan Alber:

“As Chair of this year’s Perkins Prize committee, I now have the pleasure of announcing the winner.

The Perkins Prize for the book making the most significant contribution to the study of narrative in 2015 goes to:

Erin James, for The Storyworld Accord: Econarratology and Postcolonial Narratives (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press).

And an Honorable Mention goes to:

Robyn Warhol and Susan S. Lanser (eds.), for Narrative Theory Unbound: Queer and Feminist Interventions (Columbus: The Ohio State University Press).

Congratulations for these excellent books. The citations will be read at the Narrative conference in Lexington, KY, in March 2017.

The Perkins Prize was established in honor of “the many past and continuing contributions of Barbara Perkins and George Perkins to the development and success of the Society, including the founding of both The Journal of Narrative Technique and the Society itself.” The award consists of a prize of $1000 plus a contribution of $500 toward expenses for the winning author to attend the Narrative Conference, where the award is presented.

My thanks to the other members of the prize committee this year, Alice Bell and Thomas Pavel, for their scrupulous work.

Best,
Jan”

2017 Perkins Prize Nominations

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Perkins Prize for Books Published in 2015

 

Established in 1994, the Perkins Prize honors Barbara Perkins and George Perkins, the founders of both The Journal of Narrative Technique and the Society itself. The prize, awarded to the book making the most significant contribution to the study of narrative in a given year, consists of $1,000 plus a contribution of $500 toward expenses for the winning author to attend the Narrative Conference where the award will be presented. 

The Perkins Prize is conceived as a book prize rather than an author prize. Thus all books on the topic of narrative, whether edited collections, collaboratively written books, or monographs, are eligible to compete. If an edited collection or collaboratively written book is selected, the prize goes to the editor(s) or the collaborators. The winner of the competition for books published in 2015 will be announced at the Philadelphia MLA Convention in 2017, and the prize will be presented at the Narrative Conference in Lexington, KY, in March 2017. 

To nominate books with a copyright date of 2015, please send an email with “Perkins Prize” in the subject line to the Chair of the judging committee: Jan Alber <janalber@aias.au.dk>. Publisher, third-party, and self-nominations are appropriate. Copies of books must be sent to each of the three judges. Please indicate in the nominating email whether the publisher or the author will send the books. The deadline for nominations and for receipt of books by the judges is June 1, 2016

Books should be sent by authors or their publishers directly to each of the three members of the judging committee: 

 

PD Dr. Jan Alber

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies

Aarhus University
Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, building 1630
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

 

Dr. Alice Bell

Sheffield Hallam University

Humanities Department

1122 Owen Building

City Campus

Sheffield, S1 1WB

England, UK

 

Prof. Dr. Thomas Pavel

Centre de l’Université de Chicago à Paris

6, rue Thomas Mann

75013 Paris

France

Narrative 2015 – Best Student Essay

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Dear all,

The deadline for this year’s Best Graduate Student Essay presented at the 2015 Narrative Conference is April 1. Please submit!

All graduate students who present papers at the conference are invited to compete for the prize for the best graduate student essay. The winner will receive a copy of a Perkins Prize-winning book of his or her choice and will be encouraged to expand the winning paper for consideration by Narrative. In addition, the 2015 award winner will be eligible for $500 toward expenses to attend the 2016 conference. Submit papers electronically as attachments (Word or PDF) to both of the judges: Amy Elias (aelias2@utk.eduand Sue J. Kim (sue_kim@uml.edu). Papers must be received by April 1, 2015. Papers must be unrevised conference presentations. While formatting changes, correction of typos, and the addition of a Works Cited page are acceptable, changes to the substance of the argument are not.

Best,

Sue & Amy

2016 Perkins Prize Nominations

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

 
Established in 1994, the Perkins Prize honors Barbara Perkins and George Perkins, the founders of both The Journal of Narrative Technique and the Society itself. The prize, awarded to the book making the most significant contribution to the study of narrative in a given year, consists of $1,000 plus a contribution of $500 toward expenses for the winning author to attend the Narrative Conference where the award will be presented. 

The Perkins Prize is conceived as a book prize rather than an author prize. Thus all books on the topic of narrative, whether edited collections, collaboratively written books, or monographs, are eligible to compete. If an edited collection or collaboratively written book is selected, the prize goes to the editor(s) or the collaborators. The winner of the competition for books published in 2014 will be announced at the Austin MLA Convention in 2016, and the prize will be presented at the Narrative Conference in Amsterdam in June 2016. 

To nominate books with a copyright date of 2014, please send an email with “Perkins Prize” in the subject line to the Chair of the judging committee: Richard Walsh <richard.walsh@york.ac.uk>. Publisher, third-party, and self-nominations are appropriate. Please indicate in the email whether the publisher, the author, or the Chair of the judging committee is to be responsible for ensuring that books are sent to the judges. Copies of books must be sent to each of the three judges.The deadline for nominations and for receipt of books by the judges is June 1, 2015

Books should be sent by authors or their publishers directly to each of the three members of the judging committee: 

Richard Walsh
Dept. of English & Related Literature
University of York
Heslington
York YO10 5DD
UK

Henrik Skov Nielsen
Centre for Fictionality Studies
Institut for Æstetik og Kommunikation
Aarhus Universitet
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 7
Bygn. 1485 / lokale 318
8000 Århus C
Denmark

Robyn Warhol
36 Larch Rd.
South Burlington VT  05403
USA

2014 Best Graduate Student Essay @ Narrative Conference

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Any graduate students who presents a paper at the conference in Boston is invited to compete for the prize for the Best Graduate Student paper at the Narrative Conference. The winner will receive a copy of a Perkins Prize-winning book of his or her choice and will be encouraged to expand the winning paper for consideration by Narrative. In addition, the 2014 award winner will be eligible for $500 toward expenses to attend the 2015 conference. Submit papers electronically as attachments (Word PC-compatible files) to both of the judges, Kay Young <kayyoung@english.ucsb.edu> and Paul Wake <pfwake@gmail.com>. Papers should be sent to them by May 1, 2014. Papers must be unrevised conference presentations.

2015 Perkins Prize Award Announcement

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Established in 1994, the Perkins Prize honors Barbara Perkins and George Perkins, the founders of both The Journal of Narrative Technique and the Society itself.  The prize, awarded to the book making the most significant contribution to the study of narrative in a given year, consists of $1,000 plus a contribution of $500 toward expenses for the winning author to attend the Narrative Conference where the award will be presented.

The Perkins Prize is conceived as a book prize rather than an author prize. Thus all books on the topic of narrative, whether edited collections, collaboratively written books, or monographs, are eligible to compete.  If an edited collection or collaboratively written book is selected, the prize goes to the editor(s) or the collaborators.  The winner of the competition for books published in 2013 will be announced at the Vancouver MLA Convention in 2015, and the prize will be presented at the Narrative Conference in Chicago in March 2015.

To nominate books with a copyright date of 2013, please send an email with “Perkins Prize” in the subject line to the Chair of the judging committee: Emma Kafalenos <emkafale@wustl.edu>.  Publisher, third-party, and self-nominations are appropriate.  Please indicate in the email whether the publisher, the author, or the Chair of the judging committee is to be responsible for ensuring that books are sent to the judges.  Copies of books must be sent to each of the three judges.  The deadline for nominations and for receipt of books by the judges is June 1, 2014.

Books should be sent by authors or their publishers directly to each of the three members of the judging committee:

Brian McHale
Department of English
The Ohio State University
164 W. 17th Ave.
Columbus OH 43210

Marie-Laure Ryan
6207 Red Ridge Trail
Bellvue, CO 80512

Emma Kafalenos
4242 Laclede Ave, Unit #204
St. Louis, MO 63108

Wayne C. Booth 2015 Call for Nominations

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Emma Kafalenos, as current president, is hereby inviting the membership to submit nominations for the 2015 winner to her by 1 December 2013 (emkafale@artsci.wustl.edu). Emma, Richard Walsh (1st VP), and Sue Lanser (2nd VP) will draw on these nominations as they prepare a list of 5-6 nominees from which the Executive Council will choose the 3 finalists at the annual EC meeting at MLA in early January.