CFP: [General] David Buchan Student Essay Prize

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Mikel Koven
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INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR CONTEMPORARY LEGEND RESEARCH

 

Announces a Competition for the 2009

 

DR. DAVID BUCHAN STUDENT ESSAY PRIZE

FOR CONTEMPORARY LEGEND RESEARCH

                                                                       

 

The International Society for Contemporary Legend Research (ISCLR) is
pleased to announce that it is to award an annual student essay prize to
honour the memory of Dr. David Buchan (1939-1994), leading international
ballad scholar, and a staunch supporter and perceptive writer in the area
of contemporary legend research.

 

The prize will be awarded for the best student essay that combines research
and analysis on some aspect of contemporary legend, or contemporary legend
research. Previously published essays will not be considered for the award.

 

Applications are invited from registered (post)graduate students, although
undergraduate essays will also be accepted for consideration on the advice
of faculty members.

 

Either students or their teachers may submit essays. Instructors are asked
to encourage students with eligible essays to enter the competition.

 

The deadline for submission is 1st of May in the year the award is to be
made, and the essays should have been written within the previous academic
year, or the current academic year.

 

The award will be made by the President of ISCLR upon the recommendation of
the Selection Committee appointed by him\her, and will be announced at the
annual meeting of the Society.

 

The winner will receive $250 (U.S.), and a year's membership to ISCLR. The
winning essay will normally be submitted for publication in the Society's
journal, Contemporary Legend.

 

 

For further information or a copy of the Guide For Applicants, please contact:

 

 

Professor Paul Smith

            Coordinator, David Buchan Student Essay Prize

            Department of Folklore

            Memorial University of Newfoundland

            St. John's, Newfoundland

            Canada A1B 3X8

            Email: fpsmith_at_mun.ca.

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