[Msa-discuss] Reminder: ProQuest / RSAP Article Prize (16 December deadline)

Ellen Garvey ellengarvey at earthlink.net
Wed Dec 7 13:22:07 EST 2011

Please announce --

Last call! There's still time for submissions for the ProQuest / 
Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) $1000 Article Prize for 
the best article on American periodicals by a pre-tenure or independent 
scholar published in a peer-reviewed academic journal with a publication 
date during 2011. Two runners up will receive $500 each from RSAP.

Deadline for submissions is December 16, 2011.

The Prize will be awarded at the American Literature Association 
conference in San Francisco, CA, held May 24-27, 2012.  Articles will be 
judged by a committee of three scholars appointed by the RSAP Advisory 
Board.  The winner and two runners up will be notified by the end of 
January 2012 and will be featured as panelists on an RSAP-sponsored 
panel at ALA. Winners must agree to register for and attend ALA 2012

Applicants are invited to submit an electronic copy of their articles 
together with our downloadable registration form available at 
http://www.periodicalresearch.org/?page_id=20 . All copies should be 
formatted for blind review and thus without identifying references or 

Applicants for the ProQuest-RSAP Article Prize must be current members 
of RSAP when they submit their work; information on membership is 
available at http://americanperiodicals.osu.edu/ .

Send submissions in .doc, .docx, or PDF format to the committee’s chair, 
Eric Gardner at gardner(at)svsu.edu .

RSAP encourages submissions from individual authors as well as from 
journal editors.  Submissions are not limited to work utilizing 
electronic databases.

The 2010 winner was Sari Edelstein, “'Metamorphosis of the Newsboy’: 
E.D.E.N. Southworth’s /The Hidden Hand/ and the Antebellum Story-Paper,” 
published in /Studies in American Fiction/.  Honorable mention went to 
Isadora Anderson Helfgott,  "Art in Life: Fashioning Political Ideology 
Through Visual Culture in Mid-Century America," /American Periodicals/ 
and  Nadia Nurhussein, "'On Flow'ry Beds of Ease': Paul Laurence Dunbar 
and the Cultivation of Dialect Poetry in the /Century," American 
Periodicals. /

The 2009 winner was Amanda Gailey, "Walt Whitman and the King of 
Bohemia: The Poet in the Saturday Press," published in /The Walt Whitman 
Quarterly Review/. Honorable mention went to Christine Helbo's  
"Industrial and Picturesque Narrative: Helen Hunt Jackson's California 
Travel Writing for /The Century Magazine/," in /American Literary 
Realism, /and Cynthia Patterson, "'Illustration of a Picture': 
Nineteenth-Century Writers and the Philadelphia Pictorials," published 
in /American Periodicals./

Questions can be addressed to Eric Gardner at gardner(at)svsu.edu .

Dr. Eric Gardner
Professor of English at Saginaw Valley State University
989.964.4037 / gardner(at)svsu.edu

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