CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
LAURENCE WYLIE PRIZE IN FRENCH CULTURAL STUDIES 2014-2015
Created in 1995 to honor the memory of Laurence Wylie, Professor of French Civilization at Harvard University, the Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies is awarded every second year to the best book in French cultural or social studies. Nominated books must be scholarly essays dealing with French society or culture concerning any historical period. France is conceived in broad geographic terms, including the Caribbean, Africa, the Maghreb, the Indian Ocean, South and Southeast Asia, etc. While fiction and literary criticism are excluded, nominated books may combine literature with other disciplines. Books may be written in English or French, but the author must reside in North America.
The 2012-2013 Wylie Prize was awarded to Brent Rushforth (College of William & Mary) for his book Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France (UNC Press, 2012).
Nominated books must have been published in 2014 or 2015.
The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2016. The prize will be announced in the spring of 2016 and awarded at NYU the following fall. Presses may submit more than one book. For further inquiries, please contact the committee chair, Stéphane Gerson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please send a copy of each nominated book to the members of the Prize Committee (total of five copies):
Prof. Tom Conley
85 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Prof. Stéphane Gerson
Institute of French Studies
15 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003
Prof. Camille Robcis
School of Historical Studies
Institute for Advanced Study
1 Einstein Drive
Princeton NJ 08540
Prof. Brett Rushforth
1303 John Adams Loop
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Prof. Helen Solterer
Professor, Dept. of Romance Studies
Director, Center for French &Francophone Studies
Durham, North Carolina 27708-0257