Thomas Hardy Association Student Essay Prize

Deadline: August 31, 2016

The Thomas Hardy Association (TTHA) invites submissions from students, on any aspect of Thomas Hardy’s life, work, or reputation, for the 2016 Student Essay Prize Competition. Criteria include:

§  Originality and strong scholarship.  Maybe it’s a study for a thesis chapter.  Maybe it’s a really good and further developed term paper.  Maybe it’s a side project that wouldn’t otherwise see the light of day.

§  Pre-editing by a major professor in the student’s academic department is recommended but not essential: the faculty member’s name would appear in the acknowledgments.

§  Maximum length: 6000 words.

§  Essays will be evaluated by members of The Thomas Hardy Association’s Editorial Board who will rank them and offer a few comments.  Continue reading

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VanArsdale Prize 2015

Deadline: May 1, 2015

[From VICTORIA listserv]

The VanArsdel Prize is awarded annually to the best graduate student essay investigating Victorian periodicals and newspapers. The prize was established in 1990 to honor Rosemary VanArsdel, a founding member of RSVP whose groundbreaking research continues to shape the field of nineteenth-century periodical studies.

The deadline for this year’s award competition is May 1, 2015. The winner will receive $500 and publication in the spring 2016 issue of Victorian Periodicals Review. Submissions should be 15-25 pages, excluding notes and bibliography. Manuscripts should not have appeared in print.

For further details about the prize, contact the editor of VPR, Alexis Easley (maeasley@stthomas.edu).

INCS 2014 Essay Prize

Deadline: January 20, 2015

Link to Guidelines

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) invites nominations and submissions for its annual essay prize. The $500 award recognizes excellence in interdisciplinary scholarship on any nineteenth-century topic.

Articles that appeared in print in a journal or an edited collection in 2014 are eligible; if the date of publication is not 2014, but the essay appeared in 2014, it is eligible. Essays published in online, peer-reviewed journals are considered to be “in print” and are thus eligible.

We encourage INCS members to nominate essays written by other INCS members or to submit their own work. To be eligible for the prize, authors must be current members of INCS. Potential contestants may join INCS for the purpose of competing. Current and recent INCS board members are not eligible for this contest.

The winning essay will be announced at the 2015 INCS conference, sponsored by Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, from April 1619, 2015. The winner will be invited to assemble a panel for the 2016 INCS conference.

Please send an electronic copy of the nominated essay (PDF preferred) to Professor Lynn Voskuil, University of Houston, at incsprize2014@gmail.com no later than January 20, 2015; in the case of an essay that appeared only online, a durable link is acceptable in lieu of a PDF. For more details about the essay competition, the conference, or the organization, we invite you to visit the INCS website: http://www3.nd.edu/~incshp/. Specific questions about the 2014 essay contest may be directed to Lynn Voskuil at lvoskuil@uh.edu.

NCSA 2015 Emerging Scholars Prize

Deadline: September 30, 2014

NCSA Website

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2015 Emerging Scholars Award. The work of emerging scholars represents the promise and long-term future of interdisciplinary scholarship in 19th-century studies. In recognition of the excellent publications of this constituency of emerging scholars, this award will be given to an outstanding article or essay published within five years of the author’s doctorate. Entries can be from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century (the French Revolution to World War I); they must be published in English or be accompanied by an English translation, and must be by a single author. Submission of essays that are interdisciplinary is especially encouraged. Continue reading

NCSA 2015 Article Prize

Deadline: September 30, 2014

NCSA Website

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2015 Article Prize, which recognizes excellence in scholarly studies from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century (French Revolution to World War I). The winner will receive a cash award of $500 to be presented at the Thirty-sixth Annual NCSA Conference, “Material Cultures/Material Worlds” in Boston, MA (March 26-28, 2015).

Articles published between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014 are eligible for consideration for the 2015 prize and may be submitted by the author or the publisher of a journal, anthology, or volume containing independent essays. The submission of essays that take an interdisciplinary approach is especially encouraged. The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. Applicants are encouraged to attend the conference at which the prize will be awarded.

Send one PDF file electronically of published articles/essays, including the publication’s name/volume/date etc. to the chair of the committee at the following email address: jmhill@unr.edu. All submissions via email will be acknowledged; queries should be addresses to Professor Jen Hill at the same email address. Applicants must verify date of actual publication for eligibility, and one entry per scholar or publisher is allowed annually. Essays written in part or entirely in a language other than English must be accompanied by English translations. Deadline for submission is September 30, 2014.

Trollope Prize 2014

Deadline: June 1, 2014

Submission Guidelines / Trollope Prize Website

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. Continue reading

RSVP 2014 VanArsdale Prize

Deadline: May 1, 2014

Prize: $300 and publication in Victorian Periodicals Review

Submission Guidelines

The VanArsdel Prize is awarded annually to the best graduate student essay investigating Victorian periodicals and newspapers. The prize was established in 1990 to honor Rosemary VanArsdel, a founding member of RSVP whose groundbreaking research continues to shape the field of nineteenth-century periodical studies.

Graduate students are invited to submit essays for the 2014 VanArsdel Prize for the best graduate student essay on, about, or extensively using Victorian periodicals. The winner will receive $300 and publication in Victorian Periodicals Review. Submissions should be 15-25 pages, excluding notes and bibliography. Manuscripts should not have appeared in print. Send e-mail submissions to VPR Editor Alexis Easley (maeasley @ stthomas.edu) by 1 May 2014.

Tennyson Essay Prize

Deadline: July 31, 2014

Prize: £500 and publication in Tennyson Research Bulletin

Prize Guidelines

The Tennyson Society is offering a prize of £500 for the best essay on any aspect of Tennyson’s life and work, received by the Tennyson Publications Board by 31 July 2014.  Essays should be no longer than 5000 words.

The competition is open to all, but entries from persons under the age of 35 will be especially welcomed.

The winning entry will be published in a future edition of the Tennyson Research Bulletin. 

INCS 2014 “Susan Morgan Graduate Student Essay Prize”

Deadline: March 1, 2014

Submission Guidelines

INCS CFP

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Susan Morgan Graduate Student Essay Prize. The prize has been established in honor of Susan Morgan, Distinguished Professor of English at Miami University, a prolific, interdisciplinary scholar of nineteenth century literature and culture, and a longstanding member of INCS. Continue reading

Tennyson Essay Prize

Deadline: July 31, 2014

2014 Tennyson Essay Prize

Complete Guidelines

Previous Recipient

The Tennyson Society Publications Board announces: TENNYSON ESSAY PRIZE 2014
A prize of £500 is offered for the best essay on any aspect of Tennyson’s life and work, received by the Tennyson Publications Board by July 31, 2014.  Essays should be no longer than 5000 words. The competition is open to all, but entries from persons under the age of 35 will be especially welcomed. The winning entry will be published in a future edition of the Tennyson Research Bulletin.

2014 MVSA Prize for Dissertation Research

Deadline: February 1, 2014

Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research in Victorian Studies

Complete Guidelines and Previous Recipients

The Midwest Victorian Studies Association announces the Twenty-First Annual Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research in Victorian Studies, a prize of $1,500 for dissertation research in British Victorian Studies undertaken by a student currently enrolled in a doctoral program in a U.S. or Canadian university. Proposals may be submitted in literature, history, art history, or musicology but should have a significant interdisciplinary component that will render them of interest to scholars studying Victorian Britain across a range of disciplines, approaches, and subfields. Continue reading