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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – AIA PRIZES 2019

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AIA is pleased to announce the following awards:

The AIA Junior and Senior Book Prizes for English Studies

This year AIA will award two prizes for books published by two of its members in a particular area of English studies: the Junior Book Prize and the Senior Book Prize.

Applicants for the former must respect at least one of the following conditions:
1) they should not be older than 40;
2) they must have completed their PhD no later than 2007 (i.e. 12 years prior to the year for which the prize is awarded).
Applicants will have to declare which prize they compete for. They are eligible for either the Junior or the Senior Book Prize. Applications for both are not accepted.
Moreover, applicants must have been enrolled as AIA members for at least 3 consecutive years prior to the year for which the prize is being awarded, i.e. since 2016 for the 2019 prizes.
Previous winners of an AIA/Carocci PhD Doctoral Dissertation Prize, who published their thesis in book form with Carocci, cannot submit this book for an AIA Book Prize.
For each prize, the winner will receive 250 euros. The winner of the Senior Book Prize will be also awarded a medal.
The 2019 Book Prizes (Language) are open to books published in the field of English Language and Linguistics in the years 2016, 2017 and 2018. Books should be either monographs of scholarly research or critical editions, written either in English or Italian. Edited books (collections of essays by several hands) and translations are not accepted.
At the end of the judging process, the Committee will select one book for each of the two prizes (one for the Junior and one for the Senior Prize) and may grant honourable mentions.

HOW TO SUBMIT

By 15 February 2019, the author should send a cover letter to the AIA Vice-President Gioia Angeletti (gioia.angeletti@unipr.it), in which s/he will specify his/her University address and position and certify his/her affiliation to AIA for the 3 years prior to the year of the award. Once the Selection Committee is nominated, the author will be informed by e-mail about its composition and will submit one review copy (original or photocopy; paper or pdf format) of the book to each of its members, together with the same cover letter sent to the Vice-President. Submitted copies of the book will not be returned.

EACH CANDIDATE IS ALLOWED TO SUBMIT TO THE COMMITTEE ONLY ONE BOOK.

Deadline for submissions: 15 February, 2019.

Announcement of the prize

At least two weeks before the public announcement is due to be made, the President will report to the Board on whether the work of the committee has been satisfactory. The Board may then approve the committee’s recommendations or reject them, in which case no award will be given in that field. Winners will be informed immediately in confidence, while the prizes and honourable mentions will be publicly announced during the AIA Conference in Padua in September 2019.

The 2019 AIA/Carocci PhD Doctoral Dissertation Prize

The prize is an annual award guaranteeing publication of a doctoral dissertation in English studies. The publisher Carocci has kindly agreed to publish the winning thesis. Submitted PhD doctoral dissertations must be works of scholarly research in the field of English studies, written in English or Italian. For the 2019 prize the candidates must have been awarded their PhD either in 2017 or 2018 and have been members of AIA since 2016 (for PhDs awarded in 2017) or since 2017 (for PhDs awarded in 2018).

HOW TO SUBMIT

By 15 February 2019, each candidate should send a cover letter to the AIA Vice-President Gioia Angeletti (gioia.angeletti@unipr.it), in which s/he will provide the following information: name, affiliation, address, the title of the dissertation, the year in which the PhD was awarded and the year when s/he first became an AIA member. Once the Selection Committee is nominated, the candidate will be informed by e-mail about its composition and will submit one review copy (paper or pdf format) of the doctoral dissertation to each of its members, together with the same cover letter sent to the Vice-President. In addition, the candidate should also send the Committee by e-mail a letter signed by his/her main supervisor attesting to the authenticity and originality of the dissertation. Submitted copies of the doctoral dissertation will not be returned.

Deadline for submissions: 15 February, 2019.

The doctoral dissertations will be judged on the basis of their academic merit. At the end of the judging process, the Committee will recommend the prizewinning Doctoral dissertation and one or more honourable mentions to the Board. Winners will be informed immediately in confidence, while the prize and the honourable mention(s) will be publicly announced during the AIA Conference in Padua in September 2019.