2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition

The Oxford and Dublin offices of Peter Lang are delighted to announce the 2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in the fields of Irish Studies and Nineteenth-Century Studies.

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

Proposals for the Irish Studies competition should be submitted to Christabel Scaife (c.scaife@peterlang.com) by 31 July 2017 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 are welcome from scholars working on any aspect of Irish Studies and must be written in English. Proposals under review elsewhere should not be submitted.

Proposals for the Nineteenth-Century Studies competition should be submitted to Laurel Plapp (L.PLAPP@peterlang.com) by 31 July 2017 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 are welcome from scholars working on any aspect of Nineteenth-Century Studies and must be written in English. Research that fits within the scope of the Peter Lang book series Writing and Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century is especially encouraged (please see the series webpage: http://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/WCLNC). Proposals under review elsewhere should not be submitted. This competition is a collaboration with the Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research (Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton).

The winner of each competition will be offered a contract for a non-subsidised book to be published 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 2012 and 2017 or expect to be awarded a PhD in 2018.
  • They should be resident in the UK or Ireland, or hold British or Irish citizenship or resident status, or have completed some or all of their postgraduate education at a British or Irish university.

Decisions will be made by 1 December 2017 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.

Previous Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition Winners

Zélie 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/view/product/44966. (Winner in Irish Studies, 2011)

Marina Avelar, Giving with an Agenda: How New Philanthropy Advocates for the Corporate Reform of Education (ISBN 978-1-78707-688-4). Forthcoming 2019. (Winner in Education Studies, 2016)

Prafulla Basumatary, Verbal Semantics in a Tibeto-Burman Language (ISBN 978-1-78707-339-5). Forthcoming 2017. (Winner in Linguistics, 2016)

Alberica Bazzoni, Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Power in Goliarda Sapienza’s Narrative (ISBN 978-3-0343-2242-3). Forthcoming 2017. (Winner in Women’s Studies, 2015)

Paula 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/view/product/ 45184. (Winner in Film Studies, 2012)

Ruth Kitchen, A Legacy of Shame: French Narratives of War and Occupation (ISBN 978-3-0343-0856-4). Available from www.peterlang.com/view/product/45001. (Winner in French Studies, 2011)

Katya 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/view/product/44978. (Winner in German Studies, 2011)

Samuel Merrill, Excavating Buried Memories: Mnemonic Production in the Railways Under London and Berlin (ISBN 978-3-0343-1919-5). Forthcoming 2017. (Winner in Memory Studies, 2014)

Michèle Milan, Translation in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: A Study of Franco-Irish Translation Relationships (ISBN 978-1-906165-65-9). Forthcoming 2017. (Winner in Irish Studies, 2015)

Frances Mossop, Mapping Berlin: Representations of Space in the Weimar Feuilleton (ISBN 978-3-0343-1834-1). Available from www.peterlang.com/view/product/46909. (Winner in German Studies, 2013)

Whitney Standlee, ‘Power to Observe’: Irish Women Novelists in Britain, 1890–1916 (ISBN 978-3-0343-1837-2). Available from www.peterlang.com/view/product/46914. (Winner in Irish Studies, 2013)

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