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>From: Jennifer Askey <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Dissertation Award
>
>Women in German Dissertation Prize, 2004
>(**note: you must be a member of WiG to be eligible**)
>
>Women in German Annual Prize for a Dissertation by a
>WiG Member
>The Award
>
>Every year Women in German publishes a call for
>dissertations by WiG members to be considered for the
>Women in German Memorial Fund Prize of $500.00. The
>recipient is announced and recognized at an award
>ceremony at the annual WiG conference in the fall. The
>most recent winners were Katharina Altpeter-Jones for
>her dissertation completed in 2003, and Bethany Wiggin
>for her dissertation completed in 2002.
>
>Who is Eligible?
>
>Therefore, this year we invite submission of
>dissertations by WiG members filed between January -
>December 2004 . The award of $500.00 will be conferred
>at the 2005 WiG conference. Dissertations should
>reflect the values of the Women in German Mission
>Statement.
>
>Criteria for Selection
>
>We are looking for dissertations that:
>
>     *
>
>       reflect the values of the Women in German
>Mission Statement;
>     *
>
>       make a substantial contribution to the current
>dialogue in the given area;
>     *
>
>       demonstrate solid and innovative scholarship.
>
>How to Apply
>
>You may either apply yourself or be nominated. The
>application package must include:
>
>     *
>
>       a cover letter (either by the author or by a
>nominator) describing the strengths of the
>dissertation and any other reasons why it deserves
>consideration for the award;
>     *
>
>       three copies of the dissertation, each with an
>abstract;
>     *
>
>       the applicant's mailing and e-mail addresses and
>telephone numbers.
>
>The application package must be mailed to the Chair of
>the Dissertation Prize Selection Committee at the
>following address:
>
>Helga W. Kraft
>Head, Germanic Studies Department
>University of Illinois Chicago
>1524 UH MC 189
>601 S. Morgan
>Chicago, IL 60607-7115
>
>Postmark deadline for the application is March 31 ,
>2005.
>List of Previous Winners
>
>     * Helga Thorsen, 1997
>     * Mariatte Denman, 1998
>     * Tempy Cambio, 1999
>     * Kerstin Barndt, 2000
>     * Wendy C. Nielsen, 2001
>     * Bethany Wiggin, 2002
>     * Katharina Altpeter-Jones, 2003
>
>More about the award
>
>The Women in German Dissertation Prize comes out of
>the Women in German Memorial Fund. This Fund was
>established in memory of those of our members who have
>died and whose presence and participation in WiG we
>want to commemorate in an active way each year. In
>1997 we established this Dissertation Prize in their
>memory. It is now entering its fifth year.
>
>The fund is replenished by contributions from our
>membership and we encourage each of you to consider
>donating an amountŪsmaller or larger, depending on
>your circumstancesŪto keep it stocked. Donations can
>be sent to:
>
>     Women in German
>     Vibs Petersen, Treasurer
>     SCS
>     135 Howard Hall
>     Drake University
>     2507 University Avenue
>     Des Moines, IA 50311
>     email: [log in to unmask]
>
>
>
>Mission Statement: Women in German provides a
>democratic forum for all people interested in feminist
>approaches to German literature and culture or in the
>intersection of gender with other categories of
>analysis such as sexuality, class, race, and
>ethnicity. Through its annual conference, panels at
>national professional meetings, and through the
>publication of the Women in German Yearbook, the
>organization promotes feminist scholarship of
>outstanding quality. Women in German is committed to
>making school and college curricula inclusive and
>seeks to create bridges, cross boundaries, nurture
>aspiration, and challenge assumptions while exercising
>critical self-awareness. Women in German is dedicated
>to eradicating discrimination in the classroom and in
>the teaching profession at all levels.
>

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