CFPs Postgraduate

Raymond Williams Society – Fourth Postgraduate Essay Competition (2015)

Raymond Williams Society

The Competition has been renamed in honour of our late and much-missed colleague, Simon Dentith (1952-2014), former editor of Key Words and competition judge.
The closing date for the fourth postgraduate essay competition for work grounded in the tradition of cultural materialism is 3 June 2015. The aim is to encourage a new generation of scholars in this area, especially those grounded in discourses and approaches arising from the work of Raymond Williams.
The competition is open to anyone studying for a higher degree (masters or doctoral) in the UK or elsewhere, or who graduated no earlier than July 31 2013. The prize for the winning entry is 100 GBP and a year’s subscription to the Society. The winning essay will also be considered for publication in Key Words.
Entries should be 5-7,000 words in length, including endnotes, which should normally be kept to a minimum. Entries must follow the Key Words Style Notes for contributors. The Style Notes, and information about previous winning entries, can be found on the Society’s website:
Entries should be sent to Catherine Clay at
They should be accompanied by a brief coversheet with the following details:
Postal address
Email address
Institutional affiliation
Current or most recent programme of study
Date of graduation (if applicable)
Title of essay
Word count
Please also ask your supervisor to send us an email confirming your status.
The closing date is 3 June 2015.