Saturday, May 05, 2012

Reminder: 2012 Trollope Prize (6/1/2012)

The Trollope Prize at the University of Kansas is pleased to announce the judges for the 2012 essay contest, including two returning judges and one new panel member.  The Prize is also pleased to announce the expanded role of The Fortnightly Review in publishing the winning Prize entries for
this year’s contest.

Andrew H. Miller is Professor of English and Director of the Victorian Studies Program at Indiana University Bloomington, as well as the co-editor of Victorian Studies.  He has been a fellow of both the National Humanities Center and the American Council of Learned Societies.  His work has explored nineteenth-century texts by Dickens, Gaskell, and Thackeray, and his recent publications include The Burdens of Perfection: On Ethics and Reading in Nineteenth-Century British Literature (Cornell University Press, 2008).

Deborah Denenholz Morse is Professor of English at the College of William and Mary.  She writes extensively on Trollope, and her monograph, Women in Trollope's Palliser Novels (1987), is credited as one of the earliest feminist studies of Trollope’s work.  She recently delivered a lecture on Trollope’s Doctor Wortle’s School at the University of Kansas and will present at the Trollope Bicentennial Conference in Belgium in 2015.  Her recent publications include The Politics of Gender in Anthony Trollope's Novels (Ashgate, 2009); among others, an essay on Trollope’s He Knew He Was Right and the work of John Henry Newman is forthcoming in Critical Survey.

Dorice Williams Elliott is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kansas.  Her work focuses on the Victorian novel, theories of class, and feminist theory.  She has recently received both a fellowship from the Hall Center for the Humanities and a W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.  Her publications include The Angel out of the House: Philanthropy and Gender in Nineteenth-Century England (University of Virginia Press, 2002).  She is currently researching Australian convict literature.

Additionally, the Prize is pleased to announce that The Fortnightly Review, which published last year’s winning graduate essay, will publish both the winning graduate and undergraduate essays from the 2012 contest.  Additionally, the Review will award a modest honorarium to both the graduate and undergraduate winners.

The deadline for entries to both the undergraduate and graduate essay contests is June 1, 2012.  Also please note that recent PhD recipients may enter the graduate contest.  More detailed information on the criteria for entering the contest is available on the Trollope Prize website.

Please see our website for more information on the Prize, or e-mail any questions to You can also now follow the Prize on Twitter at @trollopeprize.