CFP: New Prize in Frances Burney Studies (5/1/04; journal)

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Audrey Bilger
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Hemlow Prize in Burney Studies

The Burney Society is pleased to announce the foundation of an annual prize,
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. The
essay, which can be up to 6,000 words, should make a substantial
contribution to Burney scholarship. 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 first Hemlow Prize will be awarded in October 2004. Essays should be sent,
by email attachment, to the Chair of the Prize Committee, Peter Sabor,
Director of the Burney Centre at McGill University:
Submissions must be received by 1 May 2004.

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