2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Nineteenth-Century Studies


2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Nineteenth-Century Studies


Peter Lang Oxford and the Southampton Centre for Nineteenth-Century Research (Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton) are delighted to announce the 2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Nineteenth-Century Studies.

Proposals are invited from early career scholars ­in Nineteenth-Century Studies for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of the competition will receive a contract to publish the volume with Peter Lang.

Proposals for the Nineteenth-Century Studies competition should be submitted to Laurel Plapp (L.PLAPP@peterlang.com) by 31 July 2017 and include an abstract (including chapter synopses), CV and a sample chapter (5,000 to 10,000 words in length) in separate Microsoft Word documents.

Proposals are welcome from scholars working on any aspect of Nineteenth-Century Studies and must be written in English. Research that fits within the scope of the Peter Lang book series Writing and Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century is especially encouraged (please see below and on the series webpage: http://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/WCLNC). Proposals under review elsewhere should not be submitted.

The winner will be offered a contract for a non-subsidised hardback book to be published within six months of receipt of the complete and approved manuscript. Planned manuscripts should be 60,000 to 100,000 words in length. Authors will be expected to copy-edit the manuscript in accordance with the style guidelines provided.

Applicants should be early career scholars with connections to the UK or Ireland:

  • They should have been awarded a PhD between 2012 and 2017 or expect to be awarded a PhD in 2018.
  • They should be resident in the UK or Ireland, or hold British or Irish citizenship or resident status, or have completed some or all of their postgraduate education at a British or Irish university.

Decisions will be made by 1 December 2017 and the winner will be notified shortly thereafter.

For general information about the competition, please contact Peter Lang Ltd, 52 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU. E-mail: oxford@peterlang.com. Tel: 01865 514160.


Writing and Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century

Series Editors: J.B. Bullen and Isobel Armstrong 


The long nineteenth century, extending from the Napoleonic Wars to the First World War, was a time of enormous change and experimentation. This series aims to publish the work of scholars and critics alert to these changes in a variety of spheres, including literature, art, the sciences, philosophy, and economics. The editors have a special interest in work that addresses questions of aesthetics, poetics, and form at the intersection between the written word, the visual and decorative arts, architecture, and music. Many scholars are now working on the cultural matrix out of which these forms emerge and recent critical thinking has shown how important was the prevailing economic, political, scientific, and philosophical climate in creating the appropriate conditions for artistic production. Some volumes in the series focus on specific writers and texts, while others consider the connection between writing, art, philosophy, and science and the broader cultural horizon. All contribute significantly to the widening sphere of nineteenth-century literary studies.

Previous Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition Winners

Zélie Asava, The Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities in Irish Film and Television (ISBN 978-3-0343-0839-7). Available from www.peterlang.com/view/product/44966. (Winner in Irish Studies, 2011)

Marina Avelar, Giving with an Agenda: How New Philanthropy Advocates for the Corporate Reform of Education (ISBN 978-1-78707-688-4). Forthcoming 2019. (Winner in Education Studies, 2016)

Prafulla Basumatary, Verbal Semantics in a Tibeto-Burman Language (ISBN 978-1-78707-339-5). Forthcoming 2017. (Winner in Linguistics, 2016)

Alberica Bazzoni, Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Power in Goliarda Sapienza’s Narrative (ISBN 978-3-0343-2242-3). Forthcoming 2017. (Winner in Women’s Studies, 2015)

Paula Blair, Old Borders, New Technologies: Reframing Film and Visual Culture in Contemporary Northern Ireland (ISBN 978-3-0343-0945-5). Available from www.peterlang.com/view/product/ 45184. (Winner in Film Studies, 2012)

Ruth Kitchen, A Legacy of Shame: French Narratives of War and Occupation (ISBN 978-3-0343-0856-4). Available from www.peterlang.com/view/product/45001. (Winner in French Studies, 2011)

Katya Krylova, Walking Through History: Topography and Identity in the Works of Ingeborg Bachmann and Thomas Bernhard (ISBN 978-3-0343-0845-8). Available from www.peterlang.com/view/product/44978. (Winner in German Studies, 2011)

Samuel Merrill, Excavating Buried Memories: Mnemonic Production in the Railways Under London and Berlin (ISBN 978-3-0343-1919-5). Forthcoming 2017. (Winner in Memory Studies, 2014)

Michèle Milan, Translation in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: A Study of Franco-Irish Translation Relationships (ISBN 978-1-906165-65-9). Forthcoming 2017. (Winner in Irish Studies, 2015)

Frances Mossop, Mapping Berlin: Representations of Space in the Weimar Feuilleton (ISBN 978-3-0343-1834-1). Available from www.peterlang.com/view/product/46909. (Winner in German Studies, 2013)

Whitney Standlee, ‘Power to Observe’: Irish Women Novelists in Britain, 1890–1916 (ISBN 978-3-0343-1837-2). Available from www.peterlang.com/view/product/46914. (Winner in Irish Studies, 2013)


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