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ANZAMEMS 2019: Closing dates approaching for CFP, bursaries and prizes, PATS

The Committee of the ANZAMEMS 2019 Conference (5-8 February 2019 in Sydney, Australia) invites paper and panel proposals, PATS expressions of interest, and bursary and prize applications to be made by the following dates:

Call for Papers Deadline: 31 August 2018

Travel Bursary and George Yule Prize Application Deadline: 30 September 2018

Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminars Application Deadline: 31 August 2018

Call for Papers and Panels

The theme for ANZAMEMS 2019 is Categories, Boundaries, Horizons. Categories and boundaries help us to define our fields of knowledge and subjects of inquiry, but can also contain and limit our perspectives. The concept of category emerges etymologically from the experience of speaking in an assembly, a dialogic forum in which new ways of explaining can emerge. Boundaries and horizons are intertwined in their meanings, pointing to the limits of subjectivity, and inviting investigation beyond current understanding into new ways of connecting experience and knowledge. Papers, panels, and streams are invited to explore all aspects of this theme, including, but not limited to:

  • the limitations of inherited categorization and definition
  • race, gender, class, and dis/ability boundaries and categories
  • encounters across boundaries, through material, cultural, and social exchange
  • the categorization of the human and animal
  • national and religious boundaries and categorization
  • the role of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research
  • temporal boundaries and categories, including questions of periodization

Proposals for papers on all aspects of the medieval and early modern are also welcome.

For more information and to submit a proposal, visit the website here: https://anzamemsconference2019.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/

Call for Postgraduate Student & ECR Travel Bursary, Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary and George Yule Prize Applications

Postgraduate and Early Career Scholars meeting the requirements to apply for bursaries and prizes are encouraged to apply before 30 September 2018.

For more information and to submit an application, visit the website here: https://anzamemsconference2019.wordpress.com/bursaries-prizes/

Call for Applications to Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminars

The PATS will run on 4-5 February 2019, as a two-day training seminar preceding the conference.

Strand 1, Digital Editing and the Medieval & Early Modern Manuscript, will focus on the skills of paleography and codicology as well as digital editing and text encoding as participants collaboratively create an edition of a manuscript.

Strand 2, Doing Digital Humanities: From Project Planning to Digital Delivery, will focus on the skills of digital project management, and aims to assist participants to develop their own digital projects with the support of instructors.

For more information and to submit an application, visit the website here: https://anzamemsconference2019.wordpress.com/pats/

 

 

Entries open: SMFS Graduate Student Essay Prize 2018

The Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS) Graduate Student Essay Competition is now open. This competition is open to all currently-enrolled graduate students, including those who will complete their degree in the current year.  Papers submitted for consideration should be polished, original scholarly work and may cover any aspect of medieval studies that focuses on issues of women, gender, and/or sexuality.   

Requirements:

  1. Papers should be no longer than 8000 words, not counting foot/endnotes and bibliography.
  2. Papers should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents (.doc OR .docx), double-spaced with standard margins, and include a FULL citation apparatus—foot- or endnotes and bibliography, all in Chicago Manual of Style [preferable] or MLA format.

Papers that do not conform to these basic guidelines will be returned with a request to revise in accordance with required length and formatting.

The prize will be 5 years’ membership of SMFS and publication of the winning paper, subject to editing, in our journal Medieval Feminist Forum.

Deadline for submission of papers is 1 October 2018.  The winner will be announced around 1 February 2019.  There may be years when the prize will not be awarded, depending on submissions in that given year.

Send all submissions (via email attachment) and correspondence to Melissa Ridley Elmes, MElmes@lindenwood.edu

ANZAMEMS 2019: Entries open for bursaries and prizes (postgrad/ECR)

The organising committee of the ANZAMEMS 2019 Conference is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for postgraduate/ECR bursaries to support conference attendance, and entries for the George Yule Essay Prize.

Entry requirements and details on how to apply can be found here: https://anzamemsconference2019.wordpress.com/bursaries-prizes/

George Yule Essay Prize

The George Yule Prize is awarded to the best essay written by a postgraduate. It is awarded biennially, at each ANZAMEMS Conference. The winner will receive a travel bursary for assistance in attending the conference, $AUD 500 in prize money, and a year’s free subscription to Parergon.

The closing date for George Yule Essay Prize submissions is 30 September 2018.

Postgraduate/Recent Graduate Conference Bursaries

To enable current or recent postgraduates who are currently unwaged to attend the ANZAMEMS Biennial Conference and deliver a paper at a session, travel bursaries will be offered. The amount of funding available and hence the number of bursaries funded, will be determined by the Conference Committee after they have considered the applications.

  • Current postgraduates should be enrolled in higher degree research programs (MA by research or PhD) at the time of their application.
  • Unwaged early career scholars should have graduated from a higher degree research program (MA by research or PhD) within the last two years, and should be in less than 0.5% of full-time employment.

The closing date for travel bursary applications is 30 September 2018.

Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary

One of the conference bursary applicants will be selected for the Kim Walker Travel Bursary, which is awarded in honour of Kim Walker, who taught in the English program at Victoria University of Wellington. The prize is currently set at $AUD 500.

Postgraduate students who have applied for a Postgraduate Travel Bursary (above) before the relevant deadline will automatically be considered for the Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary. A separate application is not necessary. Note that you do not have to be a member of ANZAMEMS to apply for the Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary.

 

Entries now open for ANZAMEMS Publication Prizes

Entries for ANZAMEMS’ two major biennial publication prizes are now open and will close on 30 September 2018. Prize-winners will be announced at the ANZAMEMS 2019 conference in Sydney, Australia. An overview of each prize is provided below. Please visit the ANZAMEMS website for full criteria and submission instructions: http://anzamems.org/?page_id=8#PM

Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize

The Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize is awarded to an Early Career Researcher (ECR) for the best article-length scholarly work in any discipline/topic falling within the scope of medieval and early modern studies, published within the previous two years.

Philippa Maddern (1952–2014) was Professor of History at The University of Western Australia, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, an ANZAMEMS stalwart, and an active member of the Association from its inception. Philippa contributed enormously to the development of medieval and early modern studies, both in Australia and globally. She gave great service as an office bearer of ANZAMEMS, serving in a range of capacities on the committee including many years as its Treasurer. Philippa was a great champion of researchers embarking on academic careers and ANZAMEMS is proud to establish a Publication Prize for Early Career Researchers in her honour.

Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize

The Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize will be awarded to a postgraduate student for the best article-length scholarly work in any discipline/topic falling within the scope of medieval and early modern studies, published within the previous two years.

Patricia Crawford (1941–2009) was Professor Emerita of History at The University of Western Australia. A pioneering feminist historian, she is remembered as a leading scholar of early modern England whose work brought new depth to the study of women’s lives and thereby transformed understanding of the period. Trish was internationally recognised and served The University of Western Australia, her discipline, and ANZAMEMS with distinction. An active member of ANZAMEMS and the Parergon Editorial Committee, Trish was a scholar passionate about collaboration, and a mentor of extraordinary generosity, and ANZAMEMS is delighted to establish a Publication Prize for postgraduate students in her honour.

English Postgraduate Essay Prize – Call For Applications

The editors of English: the Journal of the English Association are pleased to
invite submissions to the journal’s annual essay competition exclusive to
postgraduates. The competition provides an ideal opportunity for students to
enhance their CV through the publication of their work in an excellent high-profile
journal that caters to a very wide range of genres, periods, and critical approaches.
We are looking for essays that provide new perspectives on canonical and/or noncanonical
Anglophone literatures, and therefore welcome submissions that focus on
single authors/texts or a range, and which develop original arguments beyond simple
close reading, while engaging with recent scholarship in relevant fields.

The competition is open to any postgraduate student who is registered on a
doctoral programme at any institution anywhere in the world, by, or within
three months of, the submission deadline: September 30th, 2018 (Winner
announced January 2019).

All essays are subject to an anonymous peer review by a panel of established experts
in literary studies and all will be considered for publication in English: the Journal of the
English Association. The award of £250 and publication in the journal will be made to
the winner. There will also be a runner-up prize of £100. Each will receive a year’s
subscription to English.

Submissions
Submissions should be made through the journal’s submission portal:
https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/english

Please include EPEP in the submission title to indicate it is to be considered for the
prize.

Submissions should meet the journal’s criteria for publication outlined on the journal
webpages: https://academic.oup.com/english/pages/General_Instructions

2018 CHASS Australia Prizes – Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the annual CHASS Australia Prizes are now open. The annual CHASS Australia Prizes are a great opportunity for the sector to showcase the excellent work being done in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) in Australia.

Kindly note nominations are currently open for four categories:

  • Book: non-fiction – cash prize of $3,500 sponsored by Routledge
  • Distinctive Work: an artistic performance, exhibition, film, television show, play, composition, research project or practical contribution to HASS policy – cash prize of $3,500 sponsored by Routledge
  • Future Leader: an individual under 30 demonstrating leadership skills and potential in the Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences – cash prize of $2,000 sponsored by Future Leaders
  • Student: an essay, project or performance in any Humanities, Arts or Social Sciences area – $500 voucher sponsored by CHASS

Nominations are open from anyone regardless of their years of training/study in the field, as long as the nominated work fits within the specified criteria. Please note there is no nomination fee for any category, and self-nominations are welcome. The application process is very simple and can easily be completed online: http://www.chass.org.au/2018-australia-prizes.
Terms and conditions apply, please refer to our website http://www.chass.org.au/2018-australia-prizes for more details.

Nominations will close at 5pm AEST on 2 July and we strongly encourage applicants to apply early.

Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript

The Dorothy Hewett Award was established in 2015 by UWA Publishing. The aim of the Dorothy Hewett Award is to support literary talent and to celebrate the life and writing of an Australian radical writer. The award is an annual fixture designed to be a catalyst for writers beginning or furthering their professional writing careers. The award is funded by The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, and supported by our media partner is The Saturday Paper

The Dorothy Hewett Award is open to all writers who have completed a manuscript and are seeking publication. From this year, the award has been expanded to all manuscripts of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry written by Australian citizens and permanent residents. This means we no longer require the writer or manuscript to have a connection with Western Australia. The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000, courtesy of Copyright Agency, and will be offered a publishing contract by UWA Publishing.

The 2019 Award is open for submissions from midday WST Tuesday 15 May 2018. Further information and an online submission form can be found at https://uwap.uwa.edu.au/pages/the-dorothy-hewett-award-for-an-unpublished-manuscript

Dorothy Hewett (1923-2002) is considered one of Australia’s leading writers whose work captures and disrupts ideas of normalcy in twentieth century Australian culture. As a staunch feminist and, for a long time, a communist, Hewett gave voice to the marginalised. In 1986, Hewett was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her services to literature. Hewett won the Western Australian Premier’s Poetry Award in 1994 and 1995 for her collections Peninsula and Collected Poems: 1940-1995.

The judges’ for the 2019 award are Terri-ann White, Director UWA Publishing; Elfie Shiosaki, Lecturer in the School of Indigenous Studies at The University of Western Australia; and James Ley, author and contributing editor of Sydney Review of Books. 

CHASS Australia Future Leader Prize and Student Prize: Nominations Now Open

Nominations are currently open for the CHASS Australia Future Leader Prize and Student Prize.

The Future Leader prize is for an early career professional in any of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) fields. This recognises the nominee’s professional achievements and contribution to community and the advancement of the HASS sector. Sponsored by Future Leaders, the finalist will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize and recognition from our esteemed Future Leaders jury.

The Student prize is for a student project, performance or exhibition that best exemplifies the contribution of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) fields to our understanding of our nation and us. Students enrolled at any level in any Australia tertiary educational institution are eligible to be nominated. Sponsored by CHASS, the finalist will be awarded a $500 cash prize and recognition from our esteemed Student prize jury.

Please note there is no nomination fee, and nominations are open to anyone, as long as the nominated work fits within the specified criteria. Please refer to attached posters for details. Feel free to forward this to your relevant contacts or print out the posters to put on your noticeboards.

Kindly note nominations will close on 2 July 5pm (AEST) and we strongly encourage applicants to apply early. Check out our website for all the guidelines: www.chass.org.au/2018-australia-prizes.

Competitions for MLA Publication Awards

Competitions for MLA Publication Awards

Anyone may nominate a book for an MLA prize, but the author or publisher is responsible for sending the required number of copies, noted in the main list, to the MLA office before the deadline. Each item in the main list indicates, under the heading Eligibility, whether membership in the MLA is required. An author who is not a member of the MLA at the time of publication may become eligible to compete by joining the association before the deadline for the prize for which they are competing. 

Unless otherwise noted, “literary studies” here encompasses works of literary history, literary criticism, philology, and literary theory, as well as works dealing with literature and other arts and disciplines. Translations are eligible only for the three awards specifically devoted to that category.

For detailed announcements of these awards, click on the prize name below or call or write the MLA, 85 Broad Street, suite 500, New York, NY 10004-2434 (646 576-5141; fax: 646 458-0030; awards@mla.org). View a list of all 2018 competitions.

Annual Prizes with Competitions in 2018

 For more information see: https://www.mla.org/Resources/Career/MLA-Honors-and-Awards/Submissions-and-Nominations/Competitions-for-MLA-Publication-Awards

William Riley Parker Prize
Definition: For an outstanding article in PMLA.
Eligibility: Articles published in the October 2017, January 2018, March 2018, and May 2018 issues of PMLA. Commissioned articles and special features are not eligible for this award. Authors must be current members of the MLA.

James Russell Lowell Prize
Deadline: 1 March 2018.
Definition: For an outstanding literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical biography. Open to studies dealing with literary theory, media, cultural history, or interdisciplinary topics.
Eligibility: Books published in 2017; authors must be current members of the MLA.
Copies required: Six.

MLA Prize for a First Book
Deadline: 1 March 2018. 
Definition: Same as for James Russell Lowell Prize. 
Eligibility: Book must have been published in 2017 as the first book-length publication of a current member of the MLA. 
Copies required: Six.

Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize
Deadline: 1 May 2018.
Definition: For an outstanding book published in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures. Competing books should be broadly interpretive works that enhance understanding of the interrelations among literature, the other arts, and society. 
Eligibility: Books published in 2017; authors need not be members of the MLA.  
Copies required: Six.
This prize has been endowed by Mimi Singer.

Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies
Deadline: 1 May 2018.  
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work in comparative literary studies involving at least two literatures. 
Eligibility: Books published in 2017; authors must be current members of the MLA. 
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.

Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies
Deadline: 1 May 2018. 
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work in French or francophone linguistic or literary studies. 
Eligibility: Books published in 2017; authors must be current members of the MLA. 
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.

Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Literary Work
Deadline: 1 April 2018.
Definition: For an outstanding translation into English of a book-length literary work. 
Eligibility: Translations published in 2017; translators need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Six, plus 12–15 pages of text in original language.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.
Note: Works for this prize will also be automatically considered for the Lois Roth Award for a Translation of a Literary Work. Definitions and criteria are the same for both awards. Separate submissions are not required.

Lois Roth Award
Deadline: 1 April 2018.
Definition: For an outstanding translation into English of a book-length literary work.
Eligibility: Translations published in 2017; translators need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Six, plus 12–15 pages of text in original language. 
This prize has been endowed by the Lois Roth Endowment.
Note: Works submitted for this prize will also automatically be considered for the Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Literary Work. Definitions and criteria are the same for both awards. Separate submissions are not required.

William Sanders Scarborough Prize
Deadline: 1 May 2018. 
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly study of black American literature or culture. 
Eligibility: Books published in 2017; authors need not be members of the MLA. 
Copies required: Four.

Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies
Deadline: 1 June 2018. 
Definition: For an outstanding manuscript dealing with any aspect of the languages and literatures of Italy. 
Eligibility: Manuscripts approved or ready for publication before award deadline; authors must be current members of the MLA residing in the United States or Canada. 
Copies required: Four, plus contact and biographical information.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.

Matei Calinescu Prize
Deadline: 1 April 2018.
Definition: For a distinguished work of scholarship in twentieth- or twenty-first-century literature and thought. Preference will be given to a first or second work published by a nominee. 
Eligibility: Books published in 2017; authors need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Six.
This prize has been endowed by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
 

Biennial Prizes with Competitions in 2018
 

MLA Prize for Independent Scholars
Deadline: 1 May 2018. 
Definition: For a scholarly book in the field of English or other modern languages and literatures. 
Eligibility: Books published in 2016 or 2017. At the time of publication of the book, author must not be enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree or hold a tenured, tenure-accruing, or tenure-track position in postsecondary education. Authors need not be members of the MLA. 
Copies required: Six. Return completed entry form with copies.

Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize
Deadline: 1 May 2018. 
Definition: For a work in the fields of language, culture, literacy, or literature with strong application to the teaching of English.
Eligibility: Books published in 2016 or 2017; authors need not be members of the MLA. 
Copies required: Four.

Howard R. Marraro Prize
Deadline: 1 May 2018.
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work on any phase of Italian literature or comparative literature involving Italian.
Eligibility: Books published in 2017; authors must be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by Howard R. Marraro.

MLA Prize for a Bibliography, Archive, or Digital Project
Deadline: 1 May 2018.
Definition: For an outstanding enumerative or descriptive bibliography, archive, or digital project.
Eligibility: At least one volume must have been published in 2016 or 2017. Editors need not be members of the MLA. 
Copies required: Four.

Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures
Deadline: 1 May 2018.
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work on the linguistics or literatures of any of the Germanic languages (Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Yiddish).
Eligibility: Books published in 2016 or 2017; authors must be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.

Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies
Deadline: 1 May 2018.
Definition: For an outstanding English translation of a Yiddish literary work.
Eligibility: Books published between 2014 and 2017; translators need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four. 
This prize has been endowed by the family of Fenia and Yaakov Leviant.
Note: This prize will be awarded alternately to an outstanding translation or an outstanding scholarly work in the field of Yiddish. For 2020, the prize will be awarded to an outstanding scholarly work in the field of Yiddish published between 2016 and 2019.

MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Deadline: 1 May 2018.
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work in the field of Native American literatures, cultures, and languages. 
Eligibility: Books published in 2016 or 2017; authors must be current members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.
 

Biennial Prizes with Competitions in 2019
 

Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize
Deadline: 1 May 2019. 
Definition: For a work in the fields of language, culture, literacy, or literature with strong application to the teaching of languages other than English. 
Eligibility: Books published in 2017 or 2018; authors need not be members of the MLA. 
Copies required: Four.

Morton N. Cohen Award for a Distinguished Edition of Letters
Deadline: 1 May 2019.
Definition: For an outstanding edition of letters. Editions may be in single or multiple volumes.
Eligibility: At least one volume must have been published in 2017 or 2018; editors need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by Morton N. Cohen.

Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of Literature
Deadline: 1 May 2019.
Definition: For an outstanding translation into English of a book-length work of literary history, literary criticism, philology, or literary theory.
Eligibility: Books published in 2017 or 2018; translators need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.

Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Slavic Languages and Literatures
Deadline: 1 May 2019.
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work on the linguistics or literatures of the Slavic languages.
Eligibility: Books published in 2017 or 2018; authors need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.

Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies
Deadline: 1 May 2019.
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly work on any phase of Italian literature or culture or comparative literature involving Italian.
Eligibility: Books must be published in 2018; authors must be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.
This prize has been endowed by the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Endowment Fund.

MLA Prize for a Scholarly Edition
Deadline: 1 May 2019.
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly edition. Editions may be in single or multiple volumes.
Eligibility: At least one volume must have been published in 2017 or 2018; editors need not be members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.

MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies
Deadline: 1 May 2019. 
Definition: For an outstanding scholarly study in any language of United States Latina and Latino or Chicana and Chicano literature or culture. 
Eligibility: Books published in 2017 or 2018; authors must be current members of the MLA.
Copies required: Four.

Medieval Prizes & Conferences

Prizes

1. CARMEN, The World Wide Medieval Network, Project Prize 2018

New CARMEN Project Prize – for a research project *idea* in Medieval Studies. Applications close 15 Jan 2018

http://www.carmen-medieval.net/cz/project-prize-1404041631.html

2. Royal Studies Journal Prizes

Two prizes, one for the best new book in the field and another to recognize new research from students and early career scholars.

Nominations due 1 March 2018

http://www.rsj.winchester.ac.uk/index.php/rsj/pages/view/CCCU

Conferences

“Call of the Mockingbird: Responding to Maternal Mental Health Concerns in the Perinatal Period Performance”

A one day conference followed by Mockingbird performance that arose out of a project that began with Margery Kempe and her episode of postnatal psychosis.

14 February 2018

Western Sydney University Building EA.G.18

Parramatta South Campus

Registration and Payment Required

See attached

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Conferences – Overseas

Kings and Queens 7

K&Q7

Call for papers for K&Q7: Ruling Sexualities. Closing date for proposals is 31 December 2017

http://www.royalstudiesnetwork.org/k-q-conference-series