Deadline: June 1, 2014
The Department of English, in collaboration with the Hall Center for the Humanities, at The University of Kansas is pleased to sponsor The Trollope Prize, an essay contest open to undergraduate and graduate students writing about the works of Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope. Winning essays will be published in The Fortnighly Review, and winners will be awarded a modest honorarium.
Essays are invited on the topic of “Trollope and His World.” Submissions may include essays focusing exclusively on the works of Anthony Trollope; comparative essays on Trollope and other writers; essays examining Trollope’s work and career in the larger context of Victorian history, culture and society; historical or literary essays on topics central to Trollope’s work and illuminated by his work; or essays on the reception of Trollope’s work or on his larger cultural influence.According to the VICTORIA Listserv, the judging committee includes:
Elsie B. Michie is Professor and Chair of the English Department at Louisiana State University. Her recent books include The Vulgar Question of Money: Heiresses Materialism, and the Novel of Manners from Jane Austen to Henry James (2011) and Frances Trollope’s The Lottery of Marriage (2011). She has written about Anthony Trollope in one chapter of The Vulgar Question of Money which deals with heiresses in the Barsetshire and Palliser novels, an essay in Victorian Studies on Margaret Oliphant and Anthony Trollope, an essay in the Cambridge Companion to Anthony Trollope on “Vulgarity and Money,” an essay in the Henry James Review on Trollope and James, an essay in The Politics of Gender in Trollope’s Novels: New Readings for the Twenty-First Century on Miss Dunstable, and an essay forthcoming in The Research Companion to Anthony Trollope on Frances and Anthony Trollope.
Tamara S. Wagner obtained her PhD from Cambridge University and is currently Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Her books include Financial Speculation in Victorian Fiction: Plotting Money and the Novel Genre, 1815-1901 (2010), Longing: Narratives of Nostalgia in the British Novel, 1740-1890 (2004), and several edited collections, including Victorian Settler Narratives (2011), and Domestic Fiction in Colonial Australia and New Zealand (2014). She has published on both Frances and Anthony Trollope, edited Frances Trollope’s The Barnabys in America, and contributed an essay on “Trollope and Emigration” to The Ashgate Research Companion to Anthony Trollope.
Ann Wierda Rowland, this year’s internal judge, is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kansas. Her work focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature. She is the author of Romanticism and Childhood: the Infantilization of British Literary Culture, as well as other articles on Romantic poetry and fiction.