2014 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Memory Studies

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the 2014 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Memory Studies.

Proposals are invited from early career scholars ­in Memory Studies for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of the competition will receive a contract to publish the volume with Peter Lang.

Proposals for the Memory Studies competition should be submitted to Laurel Plapp (L.PLAPP@peterlang.com) by 1 September 2014 and include an abstract (including chapter synopses), CV and a sample chapter (5,000 to 10,000 words in length) in separate Microsoft Word documents. Proposals should fit within the scope of the Peter Lang book series Cultural Memories (please see below) and must be written in English. Proposals under review elsewhere should not be submitted.

The winner will be offered a contract for a non-subsidized paperback book to be published in the Cultural Memories book series within six months of receipt of the complete and approved manuscript. Planned manuscripts should be 60,000 to 100,000 words in length. Authors will be expected to copy-edit the manuscript in accordance with the style guidelines provided.

Applicants should be early career scholars with connections to the UK or Ireland:

  • They should have been awarded a PhD between 2009 and 2014 or expect to be awarded a PhD in 2015.
  • They should be resident in the UK or Ireland, or hold British or Irish citizenship or resident status, orhave completed some or all of their postgraduate education at a British or Irish university.

Decisions will be made by 15 December 2014 and the winner will be notified shortly thereafter.

For general information about the competition, please contact Peter Lang Ltd, 52 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU. E-mail: oxford@peterlang.com. Tel: 01865 514160.

 

Cultural Memories

Edited by Katia Pizzi

Cultural Memories is the publishing project of the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London. The Centre is international in scope and promotes innovative research with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to memory.
This series supports the Centre by furthering original research in the global field of cultural memory studies. In particular, it seeks to challenge a monumentalizing model of memory in favour of a more fluid and heterogeneous one, where history, culture and memory are seen as complementary and intersecting. The series embraces new methodological approaches, encompassing a wide range of technologies of memory in cognate fields, including comparative studies, cultural studies, history, literature, media and communication, and cognitive science. The aim of Cultural Memories is to encourage and enhance research in the broad field of memory studies while, at the same time, pointing in new directions, providing a unique platform for creative and forward-looking scholarship in the discipline.

 

Previous Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition Winners

Asava coverZélie Asava, The Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities in Irish Film and Television (ISBN 978-3-0343-0839-7). Available from www.peterlang.com?430839. (Winner in Irish Studies, 2011)

 

Kitchen coverRuth Kitchen, A Legacy of Shame: French Narratives of War and Occupation (ISBN 978-3-0343-0856-4). Available from www.peterlang.com?430856. (Winner in French Studies, 2011)

 

Krylova_coverKatya Krylova, Walking Through History: Topography and Identity in the Works of Ingeborg Bachmann and Thomas Bernhard  (ISBN 978-3-0343-0845-8). Available from www.peterlang.com?430845. (Winner in German Studies, 2011)

 

Blair coverPaula Blair, Old Borders, New Technologies: Reframing Film and Visual Culture in Contemporary Northern Ireland (ISBN 978-3-0343-0945-5). Available from www.peterlang.com?430945. (Winner in Film Studies, 2012)

 

Frances Mossop, Mapping Berlin: Representations of Space in the Weimar Feuilleton (ISBN 978-3-0343-1834-1). Forthcoming 2015. (Winner in German Studies, 2013)

Whitney Standlee, ‘Power to Observe’: Irish Women Novelists in Britain, 1890–1916 (ISBN 978-3-0343-1837-2). Forthcoming 2015. (Winner in Irish Studies, 2013)

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