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2016 WIGS Book Prize and WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competitions

Please see the CFAs below for the WIGS Book Prize and the WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize. The Women in German Studies Book Prize (for first books), sponsored by Peter Lang, was established in 2015. Sally-Ann Spencer (Victoria University of Wellington) was the inaugural winner and her monograph, entitled Contemporary German-English Translation: Books Across Borders in the Digital Age, will be published later this year in Peter Lang’s prestigious New Trends in Translation Studies series.

The Women in German Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize was established in 2014. The essay of the inaugural winner, Ina Linge (Cambridge), was published in the July 2015 issue of German Life and Letters: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/glal.12085/abstract. The prize-winning essay of Ellen Pilsworth (UCL), who won the 2015 competition, will appear in the July 2016 issue of German Life and Letters – do look out for it.

We warmly encourage all eligible postgraduates and ECRs to apply for the competitions, and for PhD supervisors to bring these to the attention of their students.

Women in German Studies Book Prize

Women in German Studies are delighted to announce their prize for first books, sponsored by Peter Lang. Members of WIGS who are preparing their first book for publication are encouraged to submit proposals. All topics within German Studies are welcome. The winning book will be selected by the WIGS committee and the commissioning editor for German Studies at Peter Lang Oxford will present the prize at the annual WIGS conference. The winner of the prize will receive £150.

The general guidelines are:

  1. T&Cs– This yearly competition is open to all members of Women in German Studies, with the exception of committee members, who have not yet published a book. It is possible to join the society when sending in submissions.
  2. Dates– Book proposals should be submitted by 1 September 2016. Presentation of the prize-winning proposal and award ceremony will take place at the Women in German Studies annual meeting, which this year will be held at Aberystwyth University, 4-5 November 2016.
  3. Prize – The prize consists of £150 for the winner.
  4. Entry Specifications– Proposals must be for a book in either English or German;

(a)   The proposed book must be an original work of which the entrant is the author or the scholarly editor and translator; in the latter case, a substantial introduction and commentary should be part of it;

(b)   The proposal must consist of an abstract (both in English and in German), CV and a sample chapter between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length, to be submitted electronically as Word documents, with numbered pages, to the Secretary of WIGS, Katya Krylova (katya.krylova@cantab.net), by 1 September 2016.

  1. Judges – The committee of WIGS will decide on the winning essay; the top choices will also be considered by the commissioning editor for Peter Lang’s publishing programme, including Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly’s Women in German Literature series.

Any enquiries relating to the prize should be emailed to the Secretary of WIGS (katya.krylova@cantab.net).

 

Women in German Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize 

Women in German Studies are delighted to announce their prize for postgraduate scholarship. Postgraduate members of WIGS are encouraged to submit essays on any topic within German Studies. The winning essay will be selected by the WIGS committee and announced at the annual WIGS conference. Winners of the essay prize will receive £100 and the opportunity to have their piece published in the journal German Life and Letters.

The general guidelines are:

  1. T&Cs– This yearly competition is open to all postgraduate members of Women in German Studies except committee members. It is possible to join the society when sending in submissions.
  2. Dates– Essay to be submitted by 1 October 2016.

(a)   Presentation of the prize-winning essay and award ceremony will take place at the Women in German Studies annual meeting, which this year will be held at Aberystwyth University, 4-5 November 2016.

  1. Prize – The prize consists of £100 for the winner and the submission of the entry for consideration by the editors of German Life and Letters.
  2. Entry Specifications– Each entry must be:

(a)   in English or German;

(b)   between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length;

(c)   an original work of which the entrant is the author;

(d)   it must be complete in itself although it can be part of the dissertation;

(e)   follow the GLL formatting style; the style sheet is available here;

(f)   submitted electronically as a Word document, with numbered pages, to the Secretary of WIGS, Katya Krylova (katya.krylova@cantab.net).

  1. Judges – The committee of WIGS will decide on the winning essay; the editors of GLL reserve the right to decide whether to publish the winning entry.

Any enquiries relating to the prize should be emailed to the Secretary of WIGS (katya.krylova@cantab.net).

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