The call for nominations for the 2022-2023 Laurence Wylie Prize is now live.
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 an outstanding book in French social or cultural studies concerning any historical period. Strong preference is given to scholars in the early years of their career. Since 2017, the Wylie Prize has been administered by the faculty of NYU’s Institute of French Studies. The members of this year’s Prize committee are Audrey Célestine (NYU), Thomas Dodman (Columbia University), Robin Mitchell (University of Buffalo), and Sarah Shortall (University of Notre Dame).
We are pleased to announce the call for submissions for the 2024 Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies. This year's deadline for submissions is March 15th, 2024. Nominated books must meet the following criteria for eligibility :
- Nominated books must have been published in 2022 or 2023.
- 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.
- 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.
- Essay or source collections, reeditions, etc. are not eligible.
The prize will be announced in the fall of 2024 and awarded at NYU the following spring.
Please contact Professor Audrey Célestine (email@example.com) if you will be nominating books for this prize, and if so which titles you will be sending. And finally, please send a copy of each nominated book to the members of the Prize Committee by March 15th (total of four copies):
Institute for Ideas and Imagination
4 Rue de Chevreuse
University of Buffalo
Department of History
539 Park Hall
Buffalo NY, 14260
University of Notre Dame
Department of History
434 Decio Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Institute of French Studies
15 Washington Mews
New York, NY, 10003