British Association for Modernist Studies

The 2016 BAMS essay prize results!

Congratulations to Annabel Williams, runner-up George Potts and third place winner Kirstin Smith.

BAMS would like to congratulate Annabel Williams (Merton College, Oxford) on winning this year’s prize with the essay, ‘The pilot’s periplus: Ezra Pound, Cyril Connolly, and the forms of Late Modernist travel.’

As is customary, Annabel will receive £250 and her essay will appear in Modernist Cultures.

The other shortlisted essays were as follows:

Runner-up: George Potts (UCL), ‘”Influence poetry once more”: Allen Tate and Milton’s “Lycidas”’

Third place: Kirstin Smith (UEA), ‘”He was no fool. He was a bridge jumper”: Industrial fall guys in turn-of-the-century New York’

Jeff Wallace, Chair of BAMS, said:

There were 19 entries for the 2016 prize and the standard was very high, with rigour and originality in evidence across the board. The judging process was very enjoyable, and the judges wished to send sincere thanks to all entrants for their interest in BAMS and in the prize.

Congratulations to our winners, and make sure to keep an eye out for the 2017 prize!