The Joan Leach Memorial Graduate Essay Prize
The essay competition is open to all graduate students currently registered for an MA or PhD in Victorian Studies or a related subject area. The winning essay is published in the Gaskell Journal and its author receives £200 from the Gaskell Society, and a complimentary copy of the year’s journal. The Joan Leach Memorial Graduate Student Essay Prize is judged by members of the Editorial Board, with the final decision being made by a leading scholar in Gaskell studies.
Essays are welcome which consider Gaskell within contemporary Victorian cultural, aesthetic and scientific debates. Consideration will also be given to essays which offer innovative readings of Gaskell’s works in the light of critical theory, or comparing Gaskell’s work to another author’s.
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(2012) Kerri E. Hunt, University of Chicago
(2014) Christie Allen, University of Michigan
(2016) Molly C. O’Donnell, University of Nevada