Deadline for Submissions: April 30, 2019
Prizes and scholarships for Nabokov students, scholars, and writers
International Vladimir Nabokov Society Prizes
The International Vladimir Nabokov Society is delighted to announce a new group of prizes, generously funded by the Vladimir Nabokov Literary Foundation. Applications are encouraged for all eligible work. There are prizes for undergraduate and post-graduate work, for PhDs, for articles, and for books.
Administration and Funding: These prizes are administered, selected, and awarded by the International Vladimir Nabokov Society, and funded by the Vladimir Nabokov Literary Foundation. In all cases they will be awarded only where there is work of sufficient merit.
Timing: Prizes awarded in 2019 will be for work either submitted (in the case of undergraduate and postgraduate essays, theses and chapters), examined and accepted (in the case of the best dissertation prize) or published (in the case of the other prizes) in the calendar year 2018, except for the Brian Boyd Prize, which will be for work published between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018.
Language: Work can in principle be considered in any language. However, the judges have to be able to judge all entries fairly against one another; thus the only language in which contributions can be guaranteed consideration is English. If the judges have sufficient linguistic competence, they can judge work in other languages, and if they wish, commission expert reviewers in that language and consult with them.
Submission: All academic work and publications to be considered for prizes need to have reached the judges’ attention by April 30.
Please contact the President and Vice-President of the IVNS, Thomas Karshan and Duncan White, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcement: The prizes will be announced in October 2019 on this website and on Nabokv-L, the Nabokov listserv.