Malcolm Bowie Prize: 2012

The Society for French Studies is pleased to announce the outcome of this year’s Malcolm Bowie Prize.

The winner of the Prize is Hannah FREED-THALL, PhD (Berkeley), for her article:

‘Prestige of a Momentary Diamond: Economies of Distinction in Proust’, New Literary History (2012)

The Runner-up is Elizabeth EVERTON, PhD (UCLA), for her article:

‘Scenes of Perception and Revelation: Gender and Truth in Anti-Dreyfusard Caricature’, French Historical Studies (2012)

The Society wishes to thank all those who submitted entries for this year’s competition.

The Prize is awarded annually for the best article in any area of French Studies published by an early career researcher, defined for the 2012 Prize as a scholar who received his/her PhD in or after 2007 but before the end of 2012.

About the Malcolm Bowie Prize and how to apply

In 2008 the Society for French Studies launched an annual Malcolm Bowie Prize, to be awarded for the best article published in the preceding year by an early-career researcher in the broader discipline of French Studies.

Malcolm Bowie was not only the most eminent and inspirational Anglophone scholar of French literature and theory of his generation, he was a towering figure in the field because of his tireless devotion to the scholarly community both in the UK and abroad, his service to the Society for French Studies offering but one example of this: he was President of the Society from 1994-96, as well as General editor of its journal (French Studies) 1980-87. The Society felt that it was particularly appropriate to honour his memory by founding a prize for which only early-career scholars will be eligible, since he was a remarkable mentor to countless younger scholars, both in the UK and abroad.

Click here for details of how to apply and the conditions of entry (cliquer ici pour version française)

Past Malcolm Bowie Prize Awards

2011: Winner

Andrew Counter (Cambridge). ‘One of Them: Homosexuality and Anarchism in Wilde and Zola’, Comparative Literature 63.4 (Fall 2011), 345-65.

Runner-up
Maria Muresan. ‘Wittgenstein in Recent French Poetics: Henri Meschonnic and Jacques Roubaud’, in ‘Wittgenstein, Theory, Literature’, edited by James Helgeson, Paragraph 34.3 (November 2011), 423–40.

Commended
André Dombrowski. ‘History, Memory, and Instantaneity in Edgar Degas’s Place de la Concorde‘, The Art Bulletin 9.2 (June 2011), 195-219.