The BAMS Essay Prize 2020 received a huge response – far bigger than in recent years. The judging panel read some truly outstanding, innovative and challenging essays from all over the world, and decisions to arrive at a short-list and a winner were extraordinarily difficult. The sheer variety of the work being done by research students and early career scholars demonstrates the strength of our field and points to an extremely healthy future for modernist studies!
The judging panel felt that the quality of the field merited the award of two prizes this year. The winners are:
Megan Girdwood (University of Edinburgh) for ‘”Puppet of skeletal escapade”: Dance Dialogues in Mina Loy and Carl Van Vechten’
Harriet Walters (University of Birmingham) for ‘Rural Ritual, Gardened Faith: Ford Madox Ford’s Memorial Plots‘
Our congratulations to Megan and Harriet, and our thanks to everyone who submitted an essay this year. Megan and Harriet will both have their essays published in upcoming issues of Modernist Cultures.