The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2017 Article Prize, which recognizes excellence in scholarly studies from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century (French Revolution to World War I). The winner will receive a cash award of $500 to be presented at the thirty-eighth Annual NCSA Conference, “Memory and Commemoration” in Charleston, SC (February 2-4, 2017).
Articles published between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 are eligible for consideration for the 2017 prize and may be submitted by the author or the publisher of a journal, anthology, or volume containing independent essays. The submission of essays that take an interdisciplinary approach is especially encouraged. The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. Applicants are encouraged to attend the conference at which the prize will be awarded.
Send one PDF file electronically of published articles/essays, including the publication’s name/volume/date etc. to the chair of the committee at the following email address: email@example.com. All submissions via email will be acknowledged; queries should be addresses to Professor Susan Jaret McKinstry at the same email address. Applicants must verify date of actual publication for eligibility, and one entry per scholar or publisher is allowed annually. Articles that appeared in print in a journal or edited collection are eligible; if the date of publication is not between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 but the work appeared between those dates, then it is eligible. Essays published in online, peer-reviewed journals are considered to be "in print" and are thus eligible. Essays written in part or entirely in a language other than English must be accompanied by English translations. Deadline for submission is July 1, 2016.
Previous recipients of the Article Prize:
Awarded in 2016--James W. Cook. "Finding Otira: On the Geopolitics of Black Celebrity." Raritan 34.2 (Fall 2014).
Awarded in 2015--Elizabeth Buhe. "Sculpted Glyphs: Egypt and the Musée Charles X." Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 13.1 (Spring 2014).
Awarded in 2014--Edward Melillo. "The First Green Revolution: Debt Peonage and the Making of the Nitrogen Fertilizer Trade, 1840-1930." The American Historical Review 117.4 (October 2012): 1028-60.
Awarded in 2013--Dehn Gilmore. "The Difficulty of Historical Work in the Nineteenth-Century Museum and the Thackeray Novel." Nineteenth-Century Literature 67.1 (June 2012): 29-57.
Awarded in 2012--Deborah Lutz. "The Dead Still Among Us: Victorian Secular Relics, Hair Jewelry and Death Culture," Victorian Literature and Culture 39.1 (2011): 127-142.
Awarded in 2011--Adriana Craciun. "The Frozen Ocean." PMLA 125.3 (2010): 693-702.
Awarded in 2010--Michael Gamer and Terry F. Robinson. "Mary Robinson and the Dramatic Art of the Comeback." Studies in Romanticism 48.2 (Summer 2009): 219-256.
Awarded in 2009--Marilyn R. Brown. "'Miss La La's 'Teeth": Reflections on Degas and 'Race,'" The Art Bulletin, Vol. 89. 4 (December 2007): 738-65.
Awarded in 2008--Holly Jackson. "Identifying Emma Dunham Kelley: Rethinking Race and Authorship," PMLA 12.3 (2007): 728-41.
Awarded in 2007--Stefan Bargheer. "Fools of the Leisure Class: Honor, Ridicule and the Emergence of Animal Protection Legislation in England, 1740-1840," European Journal of Sociology. 47.1 (2006): 3-35.
Awarded in 2006--Alan C. Braddock. "'Jeff College Boys': Thomas Eakins, Dr. Forbes, and "Anatomical Fraternity in Postbellum Philadelphia," American Quarterly, 57.2 (2005): 355-83.
Awarded in 2005--April F. Masten. "Shake Hands? Lily Martin Spencer and the Politics of Art," American Quarterly, 56.2 (2004): 348-94.
Awarded in 2004--H. Glenn Penny. "The Politics of Anthropology in the Age of Empire: German Colonists, Brazilian Indians, and the Case of Alberto Vojtech Fric," Comparative Studies in Society and History, 45.2 (2003): 240-80.