USC Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies

The University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies, established in 2009 and sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Southern California, is awarded annually for an outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia in the fields of literary and cultural studies in the previous calendar year. The University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies carries a cash award and is presented at the ASEEES Annual Convention.

 Carol AnyThe Soviet Writers’ Union and Its Leaders. Identity and Authority under Stalin (Northwestern University Press)

Rules of eligibility for the University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies competition are as follows::

    • The copyright date inside the book must list the previous calendar year as the date of publication (for example, the book must have been published in 2020 to be eligible for the 2021 competition).
    • The book must be a monograph, preferably by a single author, or by no more than two authors.
    • Works may deal with any area of Eastern Europe, Russia, or Eurasia.
    • The competition is open to works of scholarship in literary and cultural studies, including studies in the visual arts, cinema, music, and dance.
    • Authors may be of any nationality as long as the work is published in the United States and originally published in English.
    • Textbooks, collections, translations (including authorial translations), bibliographies, and reference works are ineligible.
    • Self-published works are also ineligible.

Fill out and submit this form to notify the Association of your intent to nominate a publication for ASEEES USC prize. As of 2020, books may only be nominated for two prizes (eg this prize and one other.)

Send one copy of eligible monograph to each Committee member (see addresses below). The nomination form must be submitted by no later than April 15. And books must be received by no later than May 15. (Books not received by the deadline may not be considered.)

Submissions should be clearly marked “University of Southern California Book Prize Nomination.” 

Questions should be directed to Mary Arnstein (ASEEES Communications Coordinator) at newsnet@pitt.edu

2021 University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies Committee

The winner of the USC Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies will be chosen by the following scholars:

Diane Nemec Ignashev, Carleton College, 2019-2021, Chair
Ebooks are preferred and can be emailed to: 
dignashe@carleton.edu
Where needed, print books can be sent to:
D. Nemec Ignashev
Dept of German & Russian
Carleton College
One North College St.
Northfield, MN 55057

Jon Stone, Franklin and Marshall College, 2020-2022
E-books are preferred and will be accepted by emailing jstone2@fandm.edu
If needed, print books can be sent to:
Jon Stone
Dept. of German, Russian, and East Asian Languages
Franklin & Marshall College
PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003

Louise McReynolds, UNC at Chapel Hill, 2021-2023
Print books are preferred and can be mailed to:
Louise McReynolds
105 Priestly Creek Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
If needed, ebooks can be sent to: louisem@email.unc.edu

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