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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Working Class Studies Association Annual Award Submissions

(Jan 18, 2012)

The Working Class Studies Association (WCSA) invites submissions (including self-nominations) for awards covering the year of 2011.

Award categories are:
The Tillie Ollsen Award for Creating Writing: Published books of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and other genres

Two C.L.R. James Awards, one each in the following categories: published books for academic or general audiences and published articles or essays for academic or general audiences

Studs Terkel Award for Media and Journalism: Single published articles or series, broadcast media, multimedia, and film

The Constance Coiner Award for the Best Dissertation: Completed Dissertations

In all categories, we invite nominations of excellent work that provides insightful and engaging representations of working-class life and culture; addresses issues related to the working class; and highlights the voices, experiences, and perspectives of working-class people.

To be eleible, works must have been published (in the case of books or articles) or completed (in the case of films and dissertations) between January 1, 2011, and december 31, 2011.

To nominate a work for consideration, please three copies (submit books and disserations on paper; other materials may be submitted on paper or in electronic form) with a cover letter, identifying the category in which you are nominating the work and a brief explanation of why you think the work deserves recognition. Be sure to include accurate author contact information, including address, phone, and email. Nominations are due by January 15, 2012

Submit nominations to:
Fred Gardaphe
The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
25 WEst 43rd Street, Suite 1700
New York, NY 100036

Winners will be announced at the WCSA conference in Stony Brook, New Yorik, in June 2012. Winners will receive free conference registration and a plaque.
For more inforamtion, contact Fred Gardaphe at Fred.Gardaphe@qc.cuny.edu.