Raymond Williams Society sixth postgraduate essay competition (The Simon Dendith Memorial Prize)

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September 1, 2017
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Humanities, Literature, Social History / Studies, Social Sciences

The Raymond Williams Society postgraduate essay competition is open to anyone studying for a higher degree (masters or doctoral) in the UK or elsewhere, or who graduated no earlier than 31 July 2015. The prize for the winning entry is 100 GBP and a year’s subscription to the Society. The winning essay will also be published in the peer-reviewed academic journal Key Words. The competition aims to encourage a new generation of scholars working in the tradition of cultural materialism, especially those whose research is rooted in the work of Raymond Williams.

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 Raymond Williams Society’s website: www.raymondwilliams.co.uk.

Entries should be sent to Dr Emily Cuming at e.m.cuming@ljmu.ac.uk

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 ask your supervisor to send us an email confirming your status. We also request that you confirm the article is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The closing date for entries is 1 September 2017.

Contact Info: 

Dr Emily Cuming

Lecturer in English, Liverpool John Moores University


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