Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition News

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in French Studies in the following categories:

Joint Winners in Nineteenth Century

Giada Alessandroni

Amongst Women:

Literary Representations of Female Homosociality in Belle Epoque France, 1880–1914

to be published in French Studies of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries in 2020

Mathew Rickard

Against the Grain:

The Poetics of Non-Normative Masculinity in Decadent French Literature

to be published in Romanticism and after in France in 2021

Winner in Twentieth/Twenty-First Century

Natalie Berkman

The OuLiPo’s Mathematical Project (1960–2014)

to be published in Modern French Identities in 2021

Winner in Contemporary Women’s Writing

Polly Galis

Frank French Feminism:

Sex, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of Ernaux, Huston and Arcan

to be published in Studies in Contemporary Women’s Writing in 2020

Winner in Media and Culture

Dorthea Fronsman-Cecil

 ‘Nous bâtirons un monde nouveau’:

Punk Polemics, Aesthetics, and Everyday Life in Metropolitan France

to be published in European Connections: Studies in Comparative Literature, Intermediality and Aesthetics in 2022


We congratulate our winners!


We are also pleased to have some fabulous runners-up this year:

Elizabeth Benjamin, Existential Comics: Bande dessinée and the Art of Ethics, Runner-up in Media and Culture

Sandra Daroczi, Readerly Dialogues in Monique Wittig’s Fiction, Runner-up in Contemporary Women’s Writing

Pauline Eaton, The Representation of Motherhood in the Novels of Marie Ndiaye, Runner-up in Contemporary Women’s Writing

Theano Petrou, Form and Love in the Poetry of Jacques Roubaud, Runner-up in Twentieth/Twenty-First Century


Thank you to our distinguished editorial board and to all those who took part in the competition.

The Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition is an annual competition in selected fields. The 2020 competition for German Studies in America has already begun inviting proposals, due on 15 January 2020. Please read more about it here.

For more information on our Young Scholars Competitions, please contact Peter Lang Ltd, 52 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, UK. E-mail: Tel: +44 (0) 1865 514160.


Peter Lang Releases New OA Books in Partnership with Knowledge Unlatched

As part of its commitment to supporting the widest possible dissemination of knowledge, Peter Lang participates in the program of the library crowd-sourcing platform Knowledge Unlatched (KU). Books awarded funding are made available Open Access  under a CC-BY license without additional charge to the authors.

Titles released under our partnership with KU include

Re/assembling the Pregnant and Parenting Teenager: Narratives from the Field(s), edited by Annelies Kamp and Majella McSharry

Mothers on Mothers: Maternal Readings of Popular Television, by Rebecca Feasey

La memoria transgeneracional: Presencia y persistencia de la guerra civil en la narrativa española contemporánea, by Maura Rossi

De la genèse de la langue à Internet : Variations dans les formes, les modalités et les langues en contact, edited by Michael Abecassis and Gudrun Ledegen


UK Sales Representation

Peter Lang has engaged Quantum Publishing Solutions Ltd as a representative to further broaden its distribution in the UK and Irish markets. Quantum will represent the group’s entire list of print publications, including non-English language content, to bookshops, libraries and other channels in the area.


Open Access Publications from Peter Lang

Peter Lang is pleased to have an active open access publishing programme. All books are available for free download from the Open Access Publications page on our website and from OAPEN. Recent volumes include The Governance of Educational Welfare Markets and From Orientalism to Cultural Capital. All publications are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial, No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) licence.

We welcome new proposals for our open access programme. Please contact for more information.






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