The British Association for Modernist Studies invites submissions for its annual essay prize for PhD and ECR scholars. The winning essay will be published in Modernist Cultures, and the winner will also receive £250 of books.

Essays can be on any subject in modernist studies, including anthropology, art history, cultural studies, ethnography, film studies, history, literature, musicology, philosophy, sociology, urban studies, and visual culture. Please see the editorial statement of Modernist Cultures for further information:  http://www.euppublishing.com/journal/mod.

The BAMS Essay Prize is open to any member of the British Association for Modernist Studies who is studying for a doctoral degree, or is within five years of receiving their doctoral award. You can join BAMS by following the link on our membership pages: https://bams.ac.uk/membership

The closing date for entries is 31 October 2016. The winner will be announced by 31 January 2017.

Submission Guidelines

  • Essays are to be 7-9,000 words, inclusive of footnotes and references.
  • Entries must be submitted electronically in Word or rtf format to modernistcultures@gmail.com and conform to Chicago style.
  • Entrants should include a title page detailing their name, affiliation, e-mail address, and their doctoral status/ date of award; they should also make clear that the essay is a submission for the BAMS Essay Prize.
  • It is the responsibility of the entrant to secure permission for the reproduction of illustrations and quotation from copyrighted material. Essays must not be under consideration elsewhere.

Enquiries about the prize may be directed to Jeff Wallace, Chair of the British Association for Modernist Studies, at jwallace@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

In the event that, in the judges’ opinion, the material submitted is not of a suitable standard for publication, no prize will be awarded.