Oscar Kenshur Book Prize


The Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Indiana University is pleased to announce an annual book prize, to be awarded for an outstanding monograph of interest to eighteenth-century scholars working in a range of disciplines. The prize honors the work of Oscar Kenshur (bio), professor emeritus of comparative literature at Indiana University, a dix-huitièmiste par excellence, and one of the founding members of the Center.

Submissions in English from any discipline are welcome; authors can submit their work irrespective of citizenship. Multi-authored collections of essays and translations, as well as books by members of the Bloomington faculty, are not eligible.

The Kenshur prize of $1000 will be awarded together with an invitation to the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies for a workshop dedicated to the winning book, in which several colleagues will discuss the book from different disciplinary perspectives. The Center will cover the author's expenses to attend this event.

To be eligible for the current year's competition, a book must carry a 2016 copyright date. Submissions can be made by the publisher or the author: three copies must be received at the ASECS office by the 3rd of February 2017. The prize will be announced August 2016.

Please send the books (clearly marked for Kenshur Prize) to ASECS, 2596 Reynolda Rd., Suite E, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. For further inquiries please contact Professor Rebecca Spang, Director of the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Indiana University (email - rlspang@indiana.edu .