The members of the Trollope Prize are pleased to announce that the 2015 competition is open. Once again prizes for the best undergraduate and graduate essays written on the topic of “Trollope and his World” will be awarded. $1,000 will be awarded to the winning undergraduate student, with $500 awarded to his or her faculty sponsor. $2,000 will be awarded to the winning graduate student.
The deadline for the 2015 competition is September 1, 2015.
The judges for this year’s competition will be Elsie B. Michie, Professor and Chair of the English Department at Louisiana State University; Ann Wierda Rowland, Associate Professor of English at the University of Kansas; and Tamara S. Wagner, Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. All entries in the competition will be read and judged anonymously with respect to both the entrants' names and their institutional affiliations.
The Trollope Prize is administered by the English department at the University of Kansas, with support from the Hall Center for the Humanities. The Prize was established to focus attention on Trollope's work and career; it is designed to help promote the study of Trollope in college classrooms and to encourage student engagement with both Trollope's work and Victorian literary history through their own intensive research and writing.
Please see the prize website (http://trollopeprize.ku.edu) for more information on the Prize and for submission criteria and guidelines.