Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

2012 Best Graduate Student Essay @ Narrative Conference

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

All graduate students who present papers at the conference are invited to compete for the prize
for the best graduate student paper. 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 2012 award winner will be eligible for $500 toward expenses to attend the
2013 conference. Submit papers electronically as attachments (Word PC-compatible files) to both of
the judges, Kurt Koenigsberger <kurt.koenigsberger@case.edu> and Erin McGlothlin <emcgloth@
artsci.wustl.edu>. Papers should be sent to them by Monday, April 30, 2012. Papers must be
unrevised conference presentations.

2013 Perkins Prize Committee Now Accepting Nominations

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

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.

For books published in 2011, please send inquiries or nominations (the title is enough) to the Chair of the judging committee, Professor Brian Richardson: richb@umd.edu. Please send a copy of the nominated book to each of the Committee members at the addresses listed below.  Publisher, third party, and self-nominations are appropriate.  Deadline for nominations is June 1, 2012. The winner will be announced at the Boston MLA Convention in January 2013, and the prize will be presented at the Narrative Conference in Manchester UK in June 2013.

Brian Richardson
English Department
University of Maryland
College Park MD 20742

Amy J. Elias.
Department of English, 414 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-0430

Gerald Prince
Department of French
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104

2011 Graduate Student Essay Prize

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

All graduate students who presented papers at the 2011 Narrative conference in St Louis are invited to compete for the prize for the best graduate student paper of the 2011 conference. The winner will receive a copy of a Perkins Prize-winning book of his or her choice and will be invited to expand the winning paper and submit it for consideration by Narrative.

Submit your papers electronically as attachments (Word PC-compatible files) to both of the judges by Tuesday, May 17: Nancy Easterlin <neasterl@uno.edu> and Porter Abbott <pabbott@english.ucsb.edu>

Be sure to submit the paper actually presented at the conference, not an expanded or edited version.  The judges understand these are conference papers, not publishable essays, and so will be read accordingly.


				

2012 Perkins Prize Committee Now Accepting Nominations

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
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 $400 toward expenses for the winning author to attend the Narrative Conference where the award will be presented.

For books published in 2010, please send inquiries or informal, brief written nominations to the Chair of the judging committee, Professor Suzanne Keen: skeen@wlu.edu.  Please send a copy of the nominated book to each of the Committee members at the addresses listed below.  Publisher, third party, and self-nominations are appropriate.  Deadline for nominations is June 1, 2011.  Books received after June 1 will be at a disadvantage. The winner will be announced at the Seattle MLA Convention in January 2012, and the prize will be presented at the Narrative Conference in Las Vegas in March 2012.  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.

Professor Suzanne Keen
Department of English
Washington and Lee University
204 West Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450 USA

Professor Susan S. Lanser
Comparative Literature and English
MS 023
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453-2728 USA

Professor Priscilla Walton
Department of English
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottowa, ON
K1S 5B6
CANADA

 

2011 Perkins Prize Committee Now Accepting Nominations

Monday, May 10th, 2010

For books published in 2009, please send inquiries or informal, brief written nominations to the Chair of the judging committee, Professor Walton: pwalton@rogers.com.  Please send a copy of the nominated book to each of the Committee members at the addresses listed below.  Publisher, third party, and self-nominations are appropriate.  Deadline for nominations is June 1, 2010.  The winner will be announced at the MLA Convention in December, and the prize presented at the Narrative Conference in St. Louis next April.  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.

Professor Priscilla Walton
Department of English
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottowa, ON
K1S 5B6
CANADA

Professor Margaret Homans
Department of English
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06511

Professor Carol Colatrella
Department of Literature, Communication & Culture
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia, 30332

2010 Graduate Student Essay Prize

Monday, April 19th, 2010

All graduate students who present papers at the 2010 Narrative conference in Cleveland are invited to compete for the prize for the best graduate student paper of the 2010 conference. The winner will receive a copy of a Perkins Prize-winning book of his or her choice and will be invited to expand the winning paper and submit it for consideration by Narrative.

Submit your papers electronically as attachments (Word PC-compatible files) to both of the judges by Monday, May 17: Hilary Dannenberg, hilary.dannenberg@uni-trier.de; and Tony Jackson, tejackso@uncc.edu.

Be sure to submit the paper actually presented at the conference, not an expanded or edited version.  The judges understand these are conference papers, not publishable essays, and so will be read accordingly.

2009 BEST GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

All graduate students who presented papers at the ISSN conference in Birmingham are invited to submit your work in competition for the graduate student prize.  The winner will receive a copy of a Perkins Prize-winning book of his or her choice, will be invited to expand the winning paper for consideration by Narrative, and will receive $500 toward expenses for the 2010 ISSN conference in Cleveland.

Please submit your papers electronically as Word attachment to both of the judges, Susan Lanser lanser@brandeis.edu and Sheila Teahan teahan@msu.edu by July 15, 2009.  The submitted papers should be ones actually presented at the conference, not expanded or edited versions of them.  For the ease of the judges, kindly double-space your manuscripts and number the pages.

Call for Nominations: 2010 Barbara Perkins & George Perkins Award

Monday, January 5th, 2009

The Perkins Prize for books published in 2008 will be judged by: Professor Margaret Homans / Yale University WGSS / Box 208319 Yale Station / New Haven CT 06520-8319; Professor Jesse Matz / Department of English / Kenyon College / Gambier, OH 43022; and Professor Gerald Prince / 521 Williams Hall / University of Pennsylvania / Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305. Please send inquiries or informal, brief written nominations to the Chair of the judging committee, Professor Margaret Homans, margaret.homans@yale.edu. Please send a copy of the nominated book to each of the Committee members at the above addresses.

Publisher, third party, and self-nominations are appropriate. Nominations should be submitted as soon as possible. The committee begins its deliberations in the spring; nominations received after June 1 will be at a disadvantage.

The winner will announced at the MLA Convention in December 2009, and the prize presented at the annual Narrative Conference the following spring. 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.

Call for Nominations: 2009 Perkins Prize

Friday, May 9th, 2008

THE BARBARA PERKINS & GEORGE PERKINS AWARD

This year the Perkins Prize will be judged by Professor Eileen Gillooly (Associate Director, Heyman Center for the Humanities / H2 – 1 Heyman Center / Columbia University / New York, NY 10027); Professor Dorothy Hale (Department of English / 322 Wheeler Hall / University of California at Berkeley / Berkeley, CA 94720-1030); and Gerald Prince (521 Williams Hall / University of Pennsylvania / Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305). For books published in 2007, please send inquiries or informal, brief written nominations to the Chair of the judging committee, Professor Gerald Prince, gprince@babel.ling.upenn.edu. Please send a copy of the nominated book to each of the Committee members at the above addresses.

Publisher, third party, and self-nominations are appropriate. Nominations should be submitted
as soon as possible. The committee begins its deliberations in the spring; nominations received
after June 1 will be at a disadvantage.

The winner will announced at the MLA Convention in December, and the prize presented at the annual Narrative Conference the following spring. 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 $400 toward expenses for the winning author to attend the Narrative Conference where the award will be presented.

Call for Nominations: 2008 Best Graduate Student Paper

Friday, May 9th, 2008

BEST GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER

All graduate students who present papers at the ISSN Annual Conference are invited to compete for the prize for the best graduate-student paper of the 2008 conference. The winner will receive a copy of a Perkins Prize-winning book of his or her choice and will be invited to expand the winning paper and submit it for consideration by Narrative. Submit your papers electronically as attachments (Word PC-compatible files, please) to both of the judges, David Richter, drichter@nyc.rr.com and Lisa Zunshine, lisa.zunshine@yale.edu, no later than May 18, 2008. Be sure to submit the paper you actually presented at the conference, not some expanded or edited version of it.