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2015 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition


The Oxford and Dublin offices of Peter Lang are delighted to announce the 2015 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in the fields of Irish Studies and Women’s Studies.

Proposals are invited from early career scholars in each field for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of each competition will receive a contract to publish the volume with Peter Lang.

Proposals for the Irish Studies competition should be submitted to Christabel Scaife (c.scaife@peterlang.com) by 31 July 2015 and include an abstract (including chapter synopses), CV and a sample chapter (5,000 to 10,000 words in length) in separate Microsoft Word documents. Proposals are welcome from scholars working on any aspect of Irish Studies and must be written in English. Proposals under review elsewhere should not be submitted.

Proposals for the Women’s Studies competition should be submitted to Laurel Plapp (l.plapp@peterlang.com) by 31 July 2015 and include an abstract (including chapter synopses), CV and a sample chapter (5,000 to 10,000 words in length) in separate Microsoft Word documents. Proposals are welcome from scholars working on any aspect of Women’s Studies and must be written in English. Research that fits within the scope of the Peter Lang book series Studies in Contemporary Women’s Writing is especially encouraged (please see the series webpage: www.peterlang.com?scww). Proposals under review elsewhere should not be submitted.

The winner will be offered a contract for a non-subsidized paperback book to be published within six months of receipt of the complete and approved manuscript. Planned manuscripts should be 60,000 to 100,000 words in length. Authors will be expected to copy-edit the manuscript in accordance with the style guidelines provided.


Applicants should be early career scholars with connections to the UK or Ireland:

• They should have been awarded a PhD between 2010 and 2015 or expect to be awarded a PhD in 2016.
• They should be resident in the UK or Ireland, or hold British or Irish citizenship or resident status, or have completed some or all of their postgraduate education at a British or Irish university.


Decisions will be made by 1 December 2015 and the winner will be notified shortly thereafter.


For general information about the competition, please contact Peter Lang Ltd, 52 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU.
E-mail: oxford@peterlang.com. Tel: 01865 514160.



Previous Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition Winners


Forthcoming 2016

Dr Samuel Merrill
Excavating Buried Memories:
Mnemonic Production in the Railways Under London and Berlin


Forthcoming 2015

Dr. Frances Mossop 
Mapping Berlin: Representations of Space in the Weimar Feuilleton




Winner in Irish Studies 2013


Whitney Standlee

'Power to Observe'

Irish Women Novelists in Britain, 1890–1916

Series: Reimagining Ireland - Vol. 62

Year of Publication: 2015
Oxford, 2015. X, 278 pp.

ISBN 978-3-0343-1837-2 pb. (Softcover) 
ISBN 978-3-0353-0680-4 (eBook)



Winner in Film Studies 2012

Paula Blair

Old Borders, New Technologies
Reframing Film and Visual Culture in Contemporary Northern Ireland

Year of Publication: 2014
Oxford, 2014. 281 pp., 30 b/w ill.

ISBN 978-3-0343-0945-5 pb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0353-0594-4 (eBook)



Winner in Irish Studies 2011

Zélie Asava

The Black Irish Onscreen
Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities in Irish Film and Television

Series: Reimagining Ireland - Vol. 16

Year of Publication: 2013
Oxford, 2013. 203 pp., 5 b/w ill.

ISBN 978-3-0343-0839-7 pb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0353-0507-4 (eBook)




Winner in French Studies 2011

Ruth Kitchen

A Legacy of Shame
French Narratives of War and Occupation

Year of Publication: 2013
Oxford, 2013. 191 pp.

ISBN 978-3-0343-0856-4 hb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0353-0508-1 (eBook)




Winner in German Studies 2011


Katya Krylova

Walking Through History
Topography and Identity in the Works of Ingeborg Bachmann and Thomas Bernhard

Year of Publication: 2013
Oxford, 2013. XIV, 274 pp., num. b/w ill.

ISBN 978-3-0343-0845-8 pb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0353-0392-6 (eBook)



Kevin Brehony Book Prize 2014


Maura O'Connor won the Kevin Brehony Book Prize 2014, awarded every three years by the History of Education Society (UK).


Maura O'Connor

The Development of Infant Education in Ireland, 1838-1948
Epochs and Eras

Series: Rethinking Education - Vol. 4

Year of Publication: 2010
Oxford, 2010. XXIV, 301 pp., num. ill., tables and graphs

ISBN 978-3-0343-0142-8 pb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0353-0025-3 (eBook)

Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History 2013


David Snowdon won the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History 2013 and Fiona Skillen was also highly commended by the prize committee as a runner-up.


David Snowdon

Writing the Prizefight
Pierce Egan's Boxiana World

Year of Publication: 2013
Oxford, 2013. 259 pp., 2 b/w ill.

ISBN 978-3-0343-0990-5 pb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0353-0485-5 (eBook)


Fiona Skillen

Women, Sport and Modernity in Interwar Britain

Year of Publication: 2013
Oxford, 2013. 270 pp., 5 b/w ill., 19 tables, 2 graphs

ISBN 978-3-0343-0275-3 pb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0353-0524-1 (eBook)