WYLIE PRIZE IN FRENCH STUDIES
Created in 1995 to honor the memory of Laurence Wylie, Professor of French Civilization at Harvard University, the Laurence Wylie Prize in French and Francophone Studies is awarded every second year to the best book in French and Francophone cultural or social studies. Since 2017, the Wylie Prize has been administered by the faculty of NYU’s Institute of French Studies.
Nominated books must be scholarly essays dealing with the societies and cultures of France or Francophone countries in the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Maghreb, the Indian Ocean, South and Southeast Asia concerning any historical period.
Click here for a list of past prizewinners.
The competition for books published in 2016 and 2017 is now open. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018. Presses may submit more than one book.
· Books may be written in English or French, and book authors may be of any nationality, but the author must reside in North America.
· While fiction and literary criticism are excluded, nominated books may combine literature with other disciplines.
· Authors at any stage of their career may submit books. All things being equal, however, the Prize Committee will give preference to an author’s first significant book.
The prize will be announced in the spring of 2018 and awarded at NYU the following fall.
For further inquiries, please contact the committee chair, Stéphane Gerson (email@example.com).
Please send a copy of each nominated book to the members of the Prize Committee by January 31 (total of four copies):
Institute for Advanced Study
1 Einstein Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
Faculty Dean, Kirkland House
85 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Stéphane Gerson (non-voting chair)
Director, Institute of French Studies
15 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003
Director of French Studies
McGraw Hall 450
Ithaca, NY 14853