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BAMS Essay Prize — Deadline 30 September

The British Association for Modernist Studies Essay

Prize 2014

The British Association for Modernist Studies announces the launch of an essay prize for early career scholars. The winning essay will be published in Modernist Cultures, and the winning entrant will also receive £250 of books.

Eligibility and Requirements

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. Essays are to be 7-9,000 words, inclusive of footnotes and references. The closing date for entries is 30 September 2014. The winning entry will be announced 31 January 2015. 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: In the event that, in the judges’ opinion, the material submitted is not of a suitable standard for publication, no prize will be awarded.  

Instructions to Entrants

Entries must be submitted electronically in Word or rtf format to and conform to Chicago style. Entrants should include a title page detailing their name, affiliation, and e-mail address. 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 Rebecca Beasley, Chair of the British Association for Modernist Studies at