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Essay Prize Competition: “Trollope and His World,” for undergrads and grad students

In Prize on December 13, 2010 at 4:50 pm

The 2011 Trollope Prize
sponsored by the English Department and the Hall Center for the Humanities
at the University of Kansas.

The Trollope Prize will be awarded to the best undergraduate and graduate essays in English on the works of Anthony Trollope.  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.

Beginning in 2011, two prizes will be awarded: one to an essay written by an undergraduate student and one to an essay written by a graduate student. The writers of the winning undergraduate essay will receive a $1,000 award and a hardcover copy of a Trollope novel. The winning undergraduate student’s faculty adviser will also receive a $500 award to help support the continued development of curriculum focusing on Trollope’s works. The graduate winner will receive a $2,000 award and a hardcover copy of a Trollope novel.

All essays must be received by June 1, 2011.  Winners will be announced in August 2011.

Please visit the new website at trollopeprize.ku.edu for more information about the prize, including submission criteria and guidelines.

Lauren Harmsen Kiehna, on behalf of the Trollope Prize Committee at the University of Kansas

CFP: UPSTAGE, fin de siècle theatrical history journal

In Articles on December 13, 2010 at 3:11 pm

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions for its second issue scheduled for the spring or summer of 2011. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and will henceforth be an independently edited journal in the oscholars group published at http://www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the work of Shaw, Schnitzler, Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, von Hofmannsthal, and their contemporaries in Western and Eastern Europe and beyond.

UPSTAGE welcomes a variety of theoretical and critical methodologies.

We are interested in receiving:

  • Scholarly articles of approximately 3000 words
  • Book-reviews of approximately 500 words
  • Reports on work in progress (book manuscripts, Master’s theses, and doctoral dissertations) (approximately 500-1000 words)
  • Reviews of contemporary productions of turn-of-the-century plays (or plays about the turn of the nineteenth century) and announcements of future productions (approximately 500 words)

The publication is international in scope. Although we will publish in English initially, we hope to include publications in other languages in the future.

By February 15, 2011, please e-mail your submissions, as MS Word attachments only, to both

Dr. Helena Gurfinkel, Department of English Language and Literature, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, USA at hgurfin@siue.edu

and

Dr. Michelle C. Paull, Drama Programme, St. Mary’s University College, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, TW1, 4SX, England, at paullm@smuc.ac.uk

Submissions should conform to the latest version of the MLA style. In order to undergo masked peer-review, scholarly articles must be submitted in the following way: the author’s contact information and brief bio should appear in the body of the e-mail, while the Word attachment should contain no identifying information.

Victorian Literature and Culture: New articles

In Articles on December 10, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Here are some articles just out in Victorian Literature and Culture, including my review of digital resources for the study of Victorian era: watch this space for a free online version of this review in the coming weeks.

VICTORIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

PDF version of this Table of Contents
DICKENS’S “JEWISH QUESTION”: PARIAH CAPITALISM AND THE WAY OUT
Deborah Epstein Nord

A LIFE IN FRAGMENTS: THOMAS COOPER’S CHARTIST BILDUNGSROMAN
Gregory Vargo

LITTLE BUILDERS: CORAL INSECTS, MISSIONARY CULTURE, AND THE VICTORIAN CHILD
Michelle Elleray

DIGITAL SCHOLARLY RESOURCES FOR THE STUDY OF VICTORIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE
Andrew M. Stauffer

GEORGE EGERTON’S KEYNOTES: NIETZSCHEAN FEMINISM AND FIN-DE-SIÈCLE FETISHISM
Daniel Brown

“LIKE BOTTLED WASPS”: BEERBOHM, HUYSMANS, AND THE DECADENTS’ SUBURBAN RETREAT
Mary Elizabeth Curtin

CONSERVATION OF ENERGY, INDIVIDUAL AGENCY, AND GOTHIC TERROR IN RICHARD MARSH’S THE BEETLE, OR, WHAT’S SCARIER THAN AN ANCIENT, EVIL, SHAPE-SHIFTING BUG?
Anna Maria Jones

THE DEAD STILL AMONG US: VICTORIAN SECULAR RELICS, HAIR JEWELRY, AND DEATH CULTURE
Deborah Lutz

BODIES OF SCHOLARSHIP: WITNESSING THE LIBRARY IN LATE-VICTORIAN FICTION
Daniel Cook

WRITING AS FEMALE NATIONAL AND IMPERIAL RESPONSIBILITY: FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE’S SCHEME FOR SOCIAL AND CULTURAL
REFORMS IN ENGLAND AND INDIA
Chieko Ichikawa

PATER’S MOUTH
Matthew Kaiser

MALIGNANT FAITH AND COGNITIVE RESTRUCTURING: REALISM IN ADAM BEDE
Jon Singleton

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