Photo by Jess Bailey Designs on Pexels.com 2021Paul GilesThe Planetary Clock: Antipodean Time and Spherical Postmodern FictionsOxford University PressRead the 2021 Judges Report 2020Paul SharradThomas Keneally’s Career and the Literary MachineAnthem Press, 2019Read the 2020 Judges Report 2019Guy DavidsonCategorically Famous: Literary Celebrity and Sexual Liberation in 1960s AmericaStanford University Press, 2019Read the 2019 Judges ReportContinue reading

2021 AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship Announcement

The winner of the 2021 AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship is Paul Giles, for The Planetary Clock: Antipodean Time and Spherical Postmodern Fictions (Oxford University Press). The judges commented: Among an impressively strong and diverse field of nominated books, The Planetary Clock is preeminent by virtue of its authoritative engagement with theory and its outstandingly transnational and interdisciplinary range.Continue reading “2021 AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship Announcement”

Call for Nominations for the 2022 AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship

The Australian Universities Heads of English (AUHE) is calling for nominations for the 2022 AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship, which will be awarded to the best book of literary scholarship published by an Australian-based author in the last twelve months. Works eligible for the prize include single-author or co-written monographs, multi-authored books including edited collections,Continue reading “Call for Nominations for the 2022 AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship”

2021 AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship Announcement

The winner of the 2021 AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship is Paul Giles, for The Planetary Clock: Antipodean Time and Spherical Postmodern Fictions (Oxford University Press). The judges commented: Among an impressively strong and diverse field of nominated books, The Planetary Clock is preeminent by virtue of its authoritative engagement with theory and its outstandinglyContinue reading “2021 AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship Announcement”

Shortlist announced for 2021 AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship

The judging panel for the AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship is delighted to announce the shortlist for 2021. There was a far greater number of nominated books than had been anticipated, and the panel was impressed by the considerable range and quality of the submissions. It has been a privilege to read all of theseContinue reading “Shortlist announced for 2021 AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship”

The 2020 AUHE Prize in Literary Scholarship Announced

Congratulations to Paul Sharrad, winner of the 2020 AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship for his study Thomas Keneally’s Career and the Literary Machine (Anthem Press). The judges commented: Paul Sharrad’s Thomas Keneally’s Career and the Literary Machine is a highly engaging, deeply researched and richly sourced analysis of Keneally’s multi-faceted career and its shifting receptionContinue reading “The 2020 AUHE Prize in Literary Scholarship Announced”

2019 AUHE Prize in Literary Scholarship Judges Report

Panel: Ann Vickery (Chair), Tom Clark, Ben Etherington Winner Guy Davidson, Categorically Famous: Literary Celebrity and Sexual Liberation in 1960s America In his deep study of the careers and work of James Baldwin, Susan Sontag, and Gore Vidal, Guy Davidson demonstrates how their negotiation of literary celebrity was integrally tied to their sexual identity, somethingContinue reading “2019 AUHE Prize in Literary Scholarship Judges Report”

2018 AUHE Judges Report

Winner: Ben Etherington, Literary Primitivism Literary Primitivism is a highly ambitious and brave work of criticism in which Ben Etherington argues persuasively for a reconceptualization of the project of primitivism and a re-evaluation of its significance. Distinguishing it from modernism and expressionism, Etherington demonstrates how primitivism was historically delineated across both the West and non-WestContinue reading “2018 AUHE Judges Report”

Inaugural AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship Announced

Congratulations to Elizabeth McMahon, winner of the inaugural AUHE prize for literary scholarship for her study Islands, Identity and the Literary Imagination. The award was announced at the AUHE annual meeting on 1 December with congratulations to all of the short-listed authors and excitement about the quality of scholarship exhibited in this new award. The judges’Continue reading “Inaugural AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship Announced”

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