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***** WTM Riches Essay Prize 2011 *****

The committee of the Irish Association for American Studies is pleased to announce that entries are now being accepted for the 2011 WTM Riches Essay Prize.  The prize-winner will receive €100 in book vouchers and the winning essay will be considered for publication in IJASonline.

The WTM Riches Essay Prize was established in 2004 to recognise and reward high-quality work being done by younger scholars in many of the areas that are covered by the term “American Studies,” including history, politics, literature, film, geography, the visual arts, architecture, and cultural / critical theory.  Now in its fourth year, the competition is open to undergraduates and students in the first year of research or taught postgraduate programmes. The following rules apply:

Essays must be typewritten in English;
The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the essay;
Essays must be formatted in accordance with the MLA style manual;
Author’s name or institutional affiliation must not appear on the essay;
Author’s details must be submitted on a separate sheet.

In addition to the above, authors must be members of the IAAS. Subscriptions may be submitted with entries.

Further information about the WTM Riches Essay Prize and/or membership of the IAAS may be found on the association’s .

Queries may also be addressed to the association’s secretary, Dr Marisa Ronan.