Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

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.

 

 

2014 Perkins Prize Award Announcement

Monday, February 18th, 2013

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 2012, please send inquiries or nominations (the title is enough) to the Chair of the judging committee, Professor Irene Kacandes: irene.kacandes@dartmouth.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 AND receipt of books is June 1, 2013. The winner will be announced at the  Chicago MLA Convention in January 2014, and the prize will be presented at the Narrative Conference in Boston in April 2014.

The committee for the Perkins Prize for Books Published in 2012 will be:

Adam Zachary Newton (Yeshiva University)
Ellen S. Peel (San Francisco State University)
and
chair of the committee, Irene Kacandes (Dartmouth College)

The deadline for *RECEIPT* of books is:

June 1, 2013

Books should be sent by authors or their publishers directly to each of us at the following addresses:

A.Z. Newton:
1956 Miles NE
Atlanta, GA
30329

E.S. Peel:
1739 Lexington Ave.
San Mateo, CA  94402

and

I. Kacandes
6084 Dartmouth Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3511

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.