UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED 2019 Siegel-McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth

deadline for submissions: 
December 21, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
The Philip Roth Society

CFP: 2019 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth


The annual Siegel/McDaniel Award, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, recognizes high-quality graduate student papers written within the past year on any aspect of Philip Roth’s work.


We recommend that faculty encourage their students to submit papers, and we welcome submissions from Roth Society members and non-members alike. 


Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font to Maggie McKinley, the Philip Roth Society Program Director, at mmckinle@harpercollege.edu.

The deadline is December 21, 2019.


The winner of the Siegel/McDaniel Award receives:

  • a $500 cash award

  • a complimentary membership renewal that includes the journal option for the following year

  • an opportunity to work with the editors of Philip Roth Studies to publish an expanded version of the essay.

  • reimbursement of one conference registration fee when presenting on a Roth Society panel 


    The executive board members of the Philip Roth Society will evaluate all entries and notify entrants of their decision.


    This award is given in honor of the work of Ben Siegel and John McDaniel, two of the earliest and most influential Roth scholars in the history of American letters.