CFP: [18th] Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies

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Audrey Bilger
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Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies

The Burney Society invites submissions for the Hemlow Prize in Burney
Studies, named in honour of the late Joyce Hemlow, Greenshields Professor
of English at McGill University, whose biography of Frances Burney and
edition of her journals and letters are among the foundational works of
eighteenth-century literary scholarship.

The Hemlow Prize will be awarded to the best essay written by a graduate
student on any aspect of the life or writings of Frances Burney or members
of the Burney family. The essay, which can be up to 6,000 words, should
make a substantial contribution to Burney studies. The judges will take
into consideration the essay's originality, coherence, use of source
material, awareness of other work in the field, and documentation. The
winning essay will be published in the Burney Journal and the recipient
will receive an award of US $250, as well as a year's membership in the
Burney Society.
The Hemlow Prize will be awarded in October 2008. Essays should be sent, by
email attachment, to the Chair of the Prize Committee, Audrey Bilger,
Associate Professor of Literature, Claremont McKenna College, Submissions must be received by August 15.

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