Richard Stein Essay Prize
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association
We are delighted to announce the naming of the INCS Essay Prize in honor of Richard Stein, Professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon, for his role as a principal founder of INCS and for his long and crucial service to developing and nurturing our organization. His books and articles as well as his teaching at Harvard, Berkeley, and Oregon have focused on the connections among Victorian literature, history, visual culture, and other arts. In 1985 he recognized something we now take for granted: the need for a collaborative organization devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the nineteenth century.
INCS 2017 Essay Contest
Guidelines and Eligibility
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) invites nominations and submissions for its Richard Stein 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 2017 are eligible; if the date of publication is not 2017, but the essay appeared in 2017, 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 submit their own work and to nominate essays written by other INCS members. To be eligible for the prize, authors must be 2017 members of INCS. If potential contestants have forgotten to join INCS during 2017, they may do so within a grace period of one month. Authors joining INCS on or after Jan. 1, 2018 in order for their 2017 essay to be eligible must specify that their membership count for 2017, rather than 2018. Membership is always for the calendar year.
The winning essay will be announced at the 2018 INCS conference in San Francisco, California from March 1-4, 2018. The winner will be invited to assemble a panel for the 2019 INCS conference in Dallas, Texas.
Please send an electronic copy of the nominated essay (PDF preferred) to Professor Narin Hassan, Georgia Institute of Technology, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 21, 2018. 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://www.incsscholars.org. Specific questions about the 2017 Richard Stein Essay Prize may be directed to Narin Hassan at email@example.com
Please let me know if you have questions.
Narin Hassan, Associate Professor
Director of Outreach and Community Engagement
School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC)
Georgia Institute of Technology
The Joseph R. Dunlap Memorial Fellowship awarded by the William Morris Society in the United States supports scholarly and creative work about William Morris. The fellowship offers funding up to $1000 for research and other expenses, including travel to conferences and libraries. Projects may deal with any subject—biographical, literary, historical, social, artistic, political, typographical—relating to Morris. The Society also encourages translations of Morris’s works and the production of teaching materials (lesson plans and course materials) suitable for use at the elementary, secondary, college or adult-education level. Applications are sought particularly from younger members of the Society and from those at the beginning of their careers. Recipients may be from any country and need not have an academic or institutional appointment, nor must recipients hold the Ph.D.
In some years the Society offers a second, smaller fellowship, the William Morris Society Award (the amount to be determined by the committee of judges). The purpose and aims of this second award are the same as for the Joseph R. Dunlap Fellowship.
Applicants should send a two-page description of their projects, along with a c.v. and at least one letter of recommendation. For a translation project, please submit an additional letter from a recognized authority able to certify the applicant’s competence in both languages. For teaching materials, we ask also for a cover letter describing the ways in which the materials might be used in learning situations. The Society would be pleased to publish any completed translation or teaching materials on its website, but this is not a requirement.
The deadline for applications is 15th December 2017. Applications are judged by committee, and the decision announced by 15th January 2018. Send applications to:
Linda K. Hughes
Department of English
TCU Box 297270
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX 76129
Submissions, including supporting documents, should be sent via email (letters of recommendation should be emailed separately by the recommender). Although recipients are not required to be members of the William Morris Society, we encourage those applying to join and to share in the benefits of membership.
Linda K. Hughes, Vice President for Programs, William Morris Society.