VanArsdel Essay Prize
Graduate students are invited to submit essays for the 2012 VanArsdel Prize for the best graduate student essay on, about, or extensively using Victorian periodicals. The winner will receive $300 and publication in Victorian Periodicals Review. Manuscripts should be 15–25 pages and should not have appeared in print. Send e-mail submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2012. Submissions should be formatted as Word files in Chicago style with identifying information removed. In the accompanying e-mail, applicants should include a description of their current status in graduate school.
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals 44th Annual Conference at the University of Texas at Austin September 14–15, 2012
This year’s conference theme is “Sentiment and Sensation.” Presentations will explore the discourse of sentiment and sensation in the newspaper and periodical press that variously promoted or targeted readerships, established journalistic networks or brands, and shaped, responded to, and/or addressed cultural and ideological concerns. The program will also include a plenary speech by the 2012 Wolff lecturer, Margaret Beetham, as well as a presentation by the winner of the 2012 Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize. For information about local arrangements, check the RSVP conference website, http://rsvp2012.org, or contact Conference Chair Kathryn Ledbetter, KLedbetter@txstate.edu. [End Page 107]
Curran Fellowship for Research on the Victorian Press
Curran Fellowship awards are made possible through the generosity of pioneering scholar Eileen Curran. These annual grants are intended to aid scholars studying nineteenth-century British magazines and newspapers in making use of primary print and archival sources. We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 competition:
Michelle Elleray, associate professor in the English and Theatre Studies Department of the University of Guelph, for a project exploring the intersection of imperialism, missionary culture, and children’s periodicals through the life and career of a Cook Islander whose writings were featured in the Juvenile Missionary Magazine.
Andrew Hobbs, post-doctoral research assistant at the School of Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Central Lancashire, for research connected with an annotated edition of the unpublished diaries of provincial newspaper journalist Anthony Hewitson (1836–1912).
The Curran Fellowship is awarded annually in the form of two grants of $2,500 each. The deadline for the 5th annual Curran Fellowship competition is October 15, 2012. The projected research may involve study of the periodical press in any of its manifold forms, and may range from within Britain itself to the many countries within and outside of the Empire where British magazines and newspapers were bought, sold, and read during the “long nineteenth century” (ca. 1780–1914).
Applications for the Curran Fellowship for research to be undertaken in 2013 must be submitted in electronic form and sent to email@example.com. Applicants should send a c.v., the names and contact information of two scholars who are familiar with the applicant and his or her research goals, and a description of the project to which these funds would be applied. Any queries about the application may be sent to the same address.
Applicants will be notified by January 15, 2013. Successful applicants will be required to submit a brief report describing the results of their research to RSVP at the conclusion of the funded portion of their project and are asked to acknowledge the fellowship in any published work based on that research.
The full call for applications may be found on the RSVP website at http://www.rs4vp.org/prizes.html. A set of additional guidelines for applicants may be found at http://www.rs4vp.org/curran_fellowship_guidelines.pdf. [End Page 108]
Gale-Cengage Dissertation Fellowship in Nineteenth-Century Media
The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals is delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s Gale-Cengage Dissertation Fellowship in Nineteenth-Century Media is Liam Young, a PhD candidate in the English Department at the University of Alberta. The Fellowship—which includes a prize of $1,500 and one year’s password subscription to selected digital collections from Gale—is made possible through the generous support of the publisher Gale-Cengage and is awarded to the doctoral student whose work best makes...