Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research in Victorian Studies
The Midwest Victorian Studies Association offers the 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. The 2016 winner was Doreen Thierauf of the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill for “Spectacularly Conceived: Sexual Violence and Burdened Motherhood in Nineteenth-Century British Literature”; the Honorable Mention recipient was Martha J. Groppo of Princeton University for "Making the Peripheral Central: Nursing, Rural Health, and the Anglo-World, 1887-1939."
The deadline is February 1, 2017. More details on the application process and a list of previous winners are at the MVSA website.