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R. Gapper book prize winner

We are delighted to announce that this year’s R. Gapper book prize has been won by Prof. Roger Pearson (The Queen’s College, Oxford) for Unacknowledged Legislators: The Poet as Lawgiver in Post-Revolutionary France (OUP, 2016). Also highly commended is Representing the Dead: Epitaph Fictions in Late-Medieval France (Boydell & Brewer, 2016) by Dr Helen Swift (St Hilda’s College, Oxford). The Society offers its congratulations to both.

Each year, the Society awards the prestigious R. Gapper book prize for a book in the field of French studies, published for the first time in the previous calendar year, by a scholar based in an institution of higher education in the United Kingdom or Ireland. The award commends books of critical and scholarly distinction which have a clear impact on the wider critical debate. It includes a cash prize of £2000, and expenses-paid travel to the next annual conference of the Society for French Studies. For more information, including previous winners, see https://www.sfs.ac.uk/prizes/r-gapper-book-prize.

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