Essay Prize (Past Winners)

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • The 2016 BAMS essay prize results!
    Congratulations to Annabel Williams, runner-up George Potts and third place winner Kirstin Smith.
  • 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 […]
  • 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:   […]
  • REMINDER: BAMS Essay Prize—Deadline 30 September
    Reminder to anyone considering entering. Deadline 30 September 2015. https://bams.ac.uk/2015/07/14/the-bams-essay-prize-2015/   The British Association for Modernist Studies Essay Prize 2015 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 2015: Deadline 30/9
      The British Association for Modernist Studies Essay Prize 2015 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. Eligibility and Requirements The BAMS Essay Prize is open to […]
  • BAMS Essay Prize 2014
    The winner of the BAMS Essay Prize 2014 is Jamie Wood, for his essay ‘“On or about December 1910”: F.T. Marinetti’s Onslaught on London and Recursive Structures in Modernist Studies’. The essay will be published in Modernist Cultures, and Dr Wood will also receive £250 of books. Runner up: Katherine Perko (Stony Brook University), ‘Gossip […]
  • 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 […]