ANK: WIGS Book Prize and WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competitions 2020 (15.9.2020)

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Dear all,

 

Despite the current COVID-19 situation, the Women in German Studies committee is pleased to announce calls for the 2020 WIGS First Book Prize (for ECRs) and the 2020 WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competitions. Please see below for details.

 

Best wishes,

 

Catherine

 

Women in German Studies Book Prize

Women in German Studies are delighted to announce their prize for first books, sponsored by Peter Lang. Members of WIGS who are preparing their first book for publication are encouraged to submit proposals. All topics within German Studies are welcome. The winning book will be selected by the WIGS committee and a prize award of £150 will be provided by Peter Lang to the winner at the annual WIGS conference.

 

The Call for Book Proposals is published annually on the WIGS blog. The general guidelines are:

 

1. T&Cs - This yearly competition is open to all members of Women in German Studies who have not yet published a book, with the exception of committee members. It is possible to join the society when sending in submissions. However, a travel grant to attend the prize-giving can only be awarded if the winner has been a member of WIGS for at least 3 months before the competition deadline.

 

2. Dates - Book proposals should be submitted by 15 September 2020 (NB later than previously announced). Presentation of the prize-winning proposal and the award ceremony will take place at the Women in German Studies annual meeting, which this year will be held at the University of Warwick, 6-7 November 2020.

 

3. Prize - The prize consists of £150 for the winner.

 

4. Entry Specifications - Proposals must be for a book in either English or German; 

(a)    The proposed book must be an original work of which the entrant is the author or the scholarly editor and translator; in the latter case, a substantial introduction and commentary should be part of it;

(b)   The proposal must consist of an abstract (both in English and in German) and table of contents, CV and a sample chapter between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length, to be submitted electronically as Word documents, with numbered pages, to the Secretary of WIGS by the deadline.

 

5. Judges - The committee of WIGS will decide on the winning essay; the top choices will also be considered by the commissioning editor for Peter Lang’s publishing programme, including Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly’s Women in German Literature series.

 

Any enquiries relating to the prize should be emailed to the Secretary of WIGS (Catherine Smale, catherine.smale@kcl.ac.uk).

 

 

 

Women in German Studies Essay Prize

Women in German Studies are delighted to announce their prize for postgraduate scholarship. Postgraduate members of WIGS are encouraged to submit essays on any topic within German Studies. The winning essay will be selected by the WIGS committee and announced at the annual WIGS conference. Winners of the essay prize will receive £100 and the opportunity to have their piece published in the journal German Life and Letters.

 

The Call for Papers will be published annually on the WIGS blog. The general guidelines are:

 

1. T&Cs - This yearly competition is open to all postgraduate members of Women in German Studies except committee members. It is possible to join the society when sending in submissions. However, a travel grant to attend the prize-giving can only be awarded if the winner has been a member of WIGS for at least 3 months before the competition deadline.

 

2. Dates – Essays should be submitted by 15 September 2020.

Presentation of the prize-winning essay and the award ceremony will take place at the Women in German Studies AGM and annual meeting, which this year will be held at the University of Warwick, 6-7 November 2020.

 

3. Prize - The prize consists of £100 for the winner and the submission of the entry for consideration by the editors of German Life and Letters.

 

4. Entry Specifications - Each entry must be: 

(a)    in English or German; 

(b)   between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length;

(c)    an original work of which the entrant is the author;

(d)   it must be complete in itself although it can be part of the dissertation;

(e)    follow the GLL formatting style; the style sheet is available here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1468-0483/homepage/ForAuthors.html

(f)    submitted electronically as a Word document, with numbered pages, to the Secretary of WIGS.

 

5. Judges - The committee of WIGS will decide on the winning essay; the editors of GLL reserve the right to decide whether to publish the winning entry.

 

Any enquiries relating to the prize should be emailed to the Secretary of WIGS (Catherine Smale, catherine.smale@kcl.ac.uk).

 

 

 

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Dr Catherine Smale,

Senior Lecturer in German,

King’s College London.

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/german/

 

Secretary, Women in German Studies (WIGS)
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