Book Prize

Nominations

Call for MSA Book Prize Nominations

The Modernist Studies Association seeks nominations for this year's MSA Book Prize, to be awarded to a monograph book with a printed copyright date of 2016. The prize is given each year to a work that makes a significant contribution to modernist studies. The recipient will receive $1000 plus up to $600 toward travel expenses to the 2017 MSA conference, where the award will be presented.

In addition, we are pleased to offer a separate biennial Book Prize for an Edition, Anthology, or Essay Collection. This prize will be awarded to a book with a printed copyright date of 2015 or 2016. The recipient will receive $1000 plus up to $500 toward travel expenses to the 2015 MSA conference, where the award will be presented.

Instructions

To nominate a book for the MSA Book Prize, please send an email to James Gifford (james.d.gifford@gmail.com) as soon as possible and then contact your publisher to ask that a copy of your book be sent to each of the three committee members, at the following addresses:

  • 1. Roger Rothman: Department of Art & Art History, Bucknell University, One Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837, USA
  • 2. Dr. Isabelle Keller-Privat: 88 rue Riquet, Toulouse 31000, FRANCE
  • 3. James Gifford: Fairleigh Dickinson University, 842 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P6, CANADA

To nominate a book for the MSA Book Prize for an Edition, Anthology, or Essay Collection, please send an email to Vassiliki Kolocotroni (Vassiliki.Kolocotroni@glasgow.ac.uk) as soon as possible and then contact your publisher to ask that a copy of your book be sent to each of the three committee members, at the following addresses:

  • 1. Vassiliki Kolocotroni: English Literature, University of Glasgow, 5 University Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK
  • 2. Adam Piette, School of English, University of Sheffield, Jessop West, 1 Upper Hanover Street, SHEFFIELD, S3 7RA, UK
  • 3. Sanja Bahun, Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, University of Essex, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK

Please let your publisher know that books must be received by committee members no later than 15 March. Books arriving after that date may be considered for the prize but are not guaranteed consideration.

Self-nomination is strongly encouraged, as it saves a step in the process and helps assure timely receipt of books. Whether a book is nominated by the author or by someone else plays no role in the Committee's deliberations.

Please note also that books published in years other than the ones mentioned above (2016 for the MSA Book Prize; 2015 or 2016 for the MSA Prize for an Edition, etc.) are ineligible. This exclusion applies even if a revised edition or paperback was published in 2015 or 2016.

Submissions will not be returned.

MSA First Book Prize

The Modernist Studies Association is proud to announce a brand new book prize to supplement our existing MSA Book Prize and MSA Prize for an Edition, Anthology, or Collection. The new MSA First Book Prize will be awarded annually to a first book published in the previous year. A panel of judges determines the book that made the most significant contribution to modernist studies. The winner receives $1,000 plus up to $600 toward travel expenses to the MSA Conference, where the award is presented.

Eligibility:

  • Nominated books must be the author’s first book (not including editions, collections, or anthologies), though they need not necessarily be single-authored
  • Nominated books must bear a copyright date of the preceding year (e.g., for the inaugural 2016 Prize, the copyright date must be 2015, regardless of when the book actually appeared). This provision applies even if a new edition (paperback or revised, for example) was published in the award year.
  • Nominated authors need not be members of the MSA
  • A book may be nominated only once, either for this prize or for the MSA Book Prize.

Instructions

To nominate a book for the MSA First Book Prize, please send an email to Josephine Park (jnpark3@english.upenn.edu) as soon as possible and then contact your publisher to ask that a copy of your book be sent to each of the three committee members, at the following addresses:

  • 1. Nell Andrew, Assoc. Professor of Modern Art, Art History Area Chair, The University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art, 270 River Road, Athens, GA 30602
  • 2. Dr Lise Jaillant, Loughborough University, Arts, English & Drama, Epinal Way, Loughborough LE11 3TU, United Kingdom
  • 3. Josephine Park, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania, Fisher-Bennett Hall, room 127, 3340 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6273

Please let your publisher know that books must be received by committee members no later than 15 March. Books arriving after that date may be considered for the prize but are not guaranteed consideration.

Self-nomination is strongly encouraged, as it saves a step in the process and helps assure timely receipt of books. Whether a book is nominated by the author or by someone else plays no role in the Committee's deliberations.

Submissions will not be returned.