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Prize: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Essay Prize (6/25/22)

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Richard Stein Essay Prize

Deadline for Submissions: June 25, 2022

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) is delighted to announce the call for the 2021 INCS Richard Stein Essay Prize in honor of Richard Stein, Professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon, a principal founder of INCS who provided long and crucial service to developing and nurturing the 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 2021 Richard Stein Essay Contest Guidelines and Eligibility

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 2021 are eligible; if the date of publication is not 2021, but the essay appeared in 2021, it is eligible. Essays published in online, peer-reviewed journals are considered to be “in print” and are thus eligible. Submissions should be written in or translated into English.

INCS members are encouraged to submit their own work and to nominate essays written by other INCS members. To be eligible for the prize, authors must be current members of INCS. If potential contestants are not current members of INCS, they may become members at the time that they apply for the prize. Membership is always for the calendar year.

The winning essay and runner up will be announced in late October or early November, 2022, and celebrated at the 2023 INCS conference in Knoxville. In addition to the $500 prize, the winner of the Stein prize be invited to assemble a panel for the 2023 meeting.

To Submit: Please send an electronic copy of the nominated essay (PDF preferred) to Professor Jill Ehnenn, Appalachian State University, at incsprize2021@gmail.com no later than June 25, 2022.

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, please visit the INCS website: http://www.incsscholars.org. Specific questions about the 2021 Richard Stein Essay Prize may be directed to Jill Ehnenn at ehnennjr@appstate.edu.

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