Archive for the ‘Perkins Prize’ Category

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.