2013 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Irish Studies

The Oxford and Dublin offices of Peter Lang are delighted to announce the 2013 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Irish Studies.

Proposals are invited from early career scholars ¬in Irish Studies for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of the 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 2013 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 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 2008 and 2013 or expect to be awarded a PhD in 2014.
• 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 31 October 2013 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, UK. E-mail: oxford@peterlang.com. Tel: +44 1865 514160.

Previous Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition winners:

Zélie Asava, The Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Irish Identities on Film (ISBN 978-3-0343-0839-7), forthcoming 2013 (Winner in Irish Studies, 2011)

Katya Krylova, Walking Through History: Topography and Identity in the Works of Ingeborg Bachmann and Thomas Bernard (ISBN 978-3-0343-0845-8), published 2013. Available from . (Winner in German Studies, 2011)

Ruth Kitchen, A Legacy of Shame: French Narratives of War and Occupation (ISBN 978-3-0343-0856-4), forthcoming 2013 (Winner in French Studies, 2011)

Paula Blair, Old Borders, New Technologies: Reframing Film and Visual Culture in Contemporary Northern Ireland (ISBN 978-3-0343-0945-5), forthcoming 2014 (Winner in Film Studies, 2012)