The official publication of the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS), the Journal of British Studies, has positioned itself as the critical resource for scholars of British culture from the Middle Ages through the present. Drawing on both established and emerging approaches, JBS presents scholarly articles and books reviews from renowned international authors who share their ideas on British society, politics, law, economics, and the arts. In 2005 (Vol. 44), the journal merged with the NACBS publication Albion, creating one journal for NACBS membership.
NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE ESSAY CONTEST 2017
Each year the NACBS awards eight prizes of $100.00 each to the best essays on British topics submitted by undergraduates studying in American and Canadian universities.
Essays may be from any department –History, English, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, etc.–as long as they relate to British Studies and date from 2016/2017.
Essays must have been written while the author was a degree-seeking undergraduate at a U.S. or Canadian college or university.
Essays should be no longer than 25 pages (please, no theses).
Submissions must be accompanied by a nominating letter from the professor who taught the course for which the essay was written. Nominating faculty must be current members of the NACBS. Please include the permanent mailing address and email contact information for the student.
Send an electronic copy of the essay and the letter of nomination (as two separate documents-either WORD or PDF) to EACH of the following three members of the prize committee by 11:59 p.m. on June 30th, 2017, via e-mail. The essay file should be named (NOMINEE’S NAME_Essay). The letter of nomination file should be named (NOMINEE’S NAME_Letter). Contact details, including current e-mail addresses, for the committee members appear below:
RECENT AWARD WINNERS
NACBS Undergraduate Essay Prize Winners 2016
Sarah Arena, "'Here to Stay, Here to Fight': The Legal Politics of the Asian Youth Movements in 1970s and 80s Britain" Nominated by Elizabeth Prevost, Grinnell College
Elizabeth Carbonneau, "Good Queen Maud: The Political Activity, Religious Benefaction, and Cultural Patronage of Matilda, Queen of England" Nominated by Cynthia Neville, Dalhousie University
Paula Duhatschek, "Discipline and Margarine: The Intersection of Eugenics and Nutrition Policy During the Second World War" Nominated by Joy Dixon, The University of British Columbia
Liza Peterson, "When Masculinity Becomes British Masculinity: Intersections of Country and Manhood in Eighteenth-Century Conduct Literature",Nominated by Susannah Ottaway, Carleton College
Sarah Rohrschneider, "Conquering Water: Cleansing the Sick, the Self, and the Soul", Nominated by Deborah Valenze, Columbia University
Daniel Ruten, "'The Tide of Pauperism': Dublin's Workhouses During the Great Famine", Nominated by Jim Clifford, University of Saskatchewan
Hannah Smith, "'Am I not myself a woman?': How the First Generation of American Political Wives Spanned the Atlantic and Forged a Global American Identity", Nominated by Tillman Nechtman, Skidmore College
Caroline Soloway, "The Highbrow and the Vulgar: Issues of Race in Jazz Performance in Interwar London", Nominated by Deborah Valenze, Columbia University