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BAMS Essay Prize 2021 winners: Imola Nagy-Seres and Doug Battersby

Two essays have jointly been awarded this year’s BAMS Essay Prize of £250 and the publication of the essay in Modernist Cultures. We would like to congratulate both:

Imola Nagy-Seres, ‘Katherine Mansfield’s Poetics of Breathing’

The committee found this a fabulous rereading of Katherine Mansfield’s work though breath and physical culture.

Doug Battersby, ‘Ford Madox Ford and the New Cardiology’

The committee found this a wonderfully convincing article on cardiology, the heart, and Ford Madox Ford.

The standard of essays submitted this year was truly astounding and the prize committee would like to thank everyone who took the time to share their work. The field of modernism is in excellent hands if this is the standard of scholarship from our new and emerging colleagues.

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BAMS Essay Prize (deadline 16 July 2021)

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

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

Essays are to be 7-9,000 words, inclusive of footnotes and references.

The closing date for entries is 16 July 2021 (the final day of the Festival of Modernism). The winner will be announced at the start of the new academic year.

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.

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 format to modernistcultures@gmail.com and conform to the MHRA style guide.

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 Claire Warden, Chair of BAMS (c.warden@lboro.ac.uk)

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BAMS Essay Prize winners 2020

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.

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BAMS ESSAY PRIZE 2019

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: 31 JANUARY 2020

The British Association for Modernist Studies

Essay Prize 2019

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

 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

Essays are to be 7-9,000 words, inclusive of footnotes and references.

The closing date for entries is 31 January 2020. The winner will be announced in March 2020.

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.

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 modernistcultures@gmail.com and conform to the MHRA style guide.

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 Tim Armstrong, Chair of the British Association for Modernist Studies, at T.Armstrong@rhul.ac.uk

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BAMS essay competition 2018: winner announced

We’re delighted to announce that the winning essay in the BAMS Essay Competition 2018 is “Humphrey Jennings’s ‘Film Fables’: Democracy and Image in The Silent Village” by Masashi Hoshino. Masashi has recently been awarded his PhD by the University of Manchester. The essay will be published in a forthcoming issue of Modernist Cultures and Masashi will receive £250 of book vouchers. The runner-up essay is “Anglo-French Poetic Exchanges in the Little Magazines, 1908–1914” by Sze Wah Sarah Lee. Sarah successfully completed her doctorate at Goldsmiths in 2016. Congratulations to both!

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BAMS Essay Prize 2018

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

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

Essays are to be 7–9,000 words, inclusive of footnotes and references.

The closing date for entries is 31 October 2018. The winner will be announced by 31 January 2019.

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.

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 modernistcultures@gmail.com and conform to the MHRA style guide.

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 Suzanne Hobson, Chair of the British Association for Modernist Studies, at s.hobson@qmul.ac.uk

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BAMS essay prize result

We are delighted to announce the results of the 2018 BAMS essay prize:

Winner: Ned Hercock (ECR, independent scholar), ‘Hard Objects in George Oppen’s Discrete Series’

Runner up: Eleanor Careless (Sussex), ‘Muriel Rukeyser and the Security of the Imagination: Poetry and Propaganda in 1940s America’

The winner will receive £250 of books and the winning and runner-up essay will both be published in a forthcoming issue of Modernist Cultures.

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The 2016 BAMS essay prize results!

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

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The British Association for Modernist Studies Essay Prize 2016

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

 

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

 

Essays are to be 7-9,000 words, inclusive of footnotes and references.

 

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

 

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.

 

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 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.

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BAMS Essay Prize Announcement

The winner of the 2015 BAMS Essay Prize is Cedric Van Dijck (Ghent University), for his essay: “Time on the Pulse: Affective Encounters with the Wristwatch in the Literature of Modernism and the First World War”.
 
Runner-up: Alyson Brickey (University of Toronto), “Mrs Dalloway’s Colours.”
 
In addition, the following essays were shortlisted:
 
Brett Colasacco (University of Chicago), “’Second-Class Reality’: Robinson Jeffers and the Postwar Politicization of Aesthetics”
 
Sanna Melin Schyllert (University of Westminster), “’Goldie was one of us,/we are one with Goldie’: Sacrifice, Community and Transcendence in H.D.’s Within the Walls and What Do I Love?’”
 
The entries were of a  very high calibre, and the judges congratulate Cedric Van Dijck, and thank all the entrants for their submissions.