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Reminder: 2 weeks left to enter the Young Scholars Competition in #FrenchStudies! @French_Studies @AUFrenchStudies

** Deadline is 2 weeks away! **

Peter Lang Oxford welcomes submissions for the 2019 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in French Studies.

Proposals are invited from early career researchers ­in French Studies for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. There is the potential for multiple winners in different subfields, each of whom will receive a contract to publish their volume with Peter Lang.

Proposals for the French Studies competition should be submitted to Laurel Plapp ( by 31 July 2019 and include an abstract (including chapter synopses), a sample chapter (5,000 to 10,000 words in length), and a CV in separate Microsoft Word documents.

Proposals are welcome from scholars working on any aspect of French Studies and may be written in French or English. We welcome scholars working on literature and/or culture from the eighteenth century to the present, including areas such as film studies, history of art, poetry, women’s writing, translation studies and comparative studies. Proposals under review elsewhere should not be submitted.

The winner will be offered a contract for a fully funded 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 who have been awarded a PhD between 2014 and 2019 or expect to be awarded a PhD in 2020. Scholars with academic affiliations to institutions in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and/or New Zealand are particularly encouraged to apply.

Decisions will be made by 1 December 2019 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: 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 (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). Available from (Winner in Linguistics, 2016)

Alberica Bazzoni, Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Power in Goliarda Sapienza’s Narrative (ISBN 978-3-0343-2242-3). Available from (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 45184. (Winner in Film Studies, 2012)

Mercedes del Campo, Alternative Ulsters: Troubles Short Fiction by Women Writers, 1968–1998 (ISBN 978-1-78874-330-3). Forthcoming 2020. (Winner in Irish Studies, 2017)

Wonseok Kim, The Neutral Education Trap: Politics and the Crisis of Critical Education in South Korea (ISBN 978-1-78997-333-4). Forthcoming 2020. (Joint Winner in Education Studies, 2018)

Ruth Kitchen, A Legacy of Shame: French Narratives of War and Occupation (ISBN 978-3-0343-0856-4). Available from (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 (Winner in German Studies, 2011)

Samuel Merrill, Networking Remembrance: Excavating Buried Memories in the Railways beneath London and Berlin (ISBN 978-3-0343-1919-5). Available from (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 2020. (Winner in Irish Studies, 2015)

Maria Morelli, Queer(ing) Gender in Contemporary Italian Women’s Writing: Maraini, Sapienza, Morante (ISBN 978-1-78874-175-0). Forthcoming 2019. (Joint Winner in Modern Italian Studies, 2017)

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

David Ridley, The Method of Radical Democracy: John Dewey’s Critical Social Theory (ISBN 978-1-78997-337-2). Forthcoming 2019. (Joint Winner in Education Studies, 2018)

Laëtitia Saint-Loubert, The Caribbean in Translation: Remapping Thresholds of Dislocation (ISBN 978-1-78997-198-9). Forthcoming 2020. (Winner in Comparative Literature, 2018)

Clare Stainthorp, Constance Naden: Scientist, Philosopher, Poet (ISBN 978-1-78874-147-7). Forthcoming 2019. (Winner in Nineteenth-Century Studies, 2017)

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

Nina Valbousquet, Rome, Zion, and the Fasces: Italian Catholics and Antisemitism in Europe (1918–1946) (ISBN 978-1-78874-190-3). Forthcoming 2019. (Joint Winner in Modern Italian Studies, 2017)



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