CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
LAURENCE WYLIE PRIZE IN FRENCH CULTURAL STUDIES
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. Since 2017, the Prize has been administered by the faculty of NYU’s Institute of French Studies.
This year, nominated books must have been published in 2018 or 2019. Eligibility:
- 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.
- 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.
- Essay or source collections, reeditions, etc. are not eligible.
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2020. The prize will be announced in the spring of 2020 and awarded at NYU the following fall. Presses may submit more than one book. For further inquiries, please contact the committee chair, Herrick Chapman (firstname.lastname@example.org). The 2016-2017 Wylie Prize was awarded to Professor Laura Kalba (University of Minnesota) for her book Color in the Age of Impressionism: Commerce, Technology, and Art (Penn State, 2017).
Please send a copy of each nominated book to the members of the Prize Committee by January 31, 2020 (total of four copies):
Herrick Chapman (non-voting chair)
Institute of French Studies
New York University
15 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003
3206 Greenlee Dr.
Austin, TX 78703
Katherine B. Crawford
45 Wonderstrand Way
Eastham, MA 02642
Laura A. Kalba
Department of Art History
University of Minnesota
338 Heller Hall
271 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455