It gives us a great deal of pleasure to announce the competition for the 2008 DAAD BOOK PRIZE OF THE GERMAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION.

This extremely prestigious prize is funded through the North American office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and carries an award of $1,000.   This year the prize will be awarded for books in the fields of German language, literature, and cultural studies. All books published in these fields during 2006 and 2007 are eligible for consideration.

Under the provision of the DAAD grant, eligibility is restricted to authors who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and Canada.  Translations, editions, anthologies, memoirs, and books that have been previously published are not eligible.

The prize is awarded under German Studies Association rules by a GSA committee, and is presented during the banquet of the GSA Annual Conference, which this year will take place in St. Paul, Minnesota, from October 2 to 5.

We very much hope that you will nominate a recent title or titles from your list for consideration by this year's GSA Book Prize Committee.  If you do so, please send one copy of each title (i.e., three copies in all) BY FEBRUARY 15 to EACH of the members of the Committee, whose names and addresses are shown below.   Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me ([log in to unmask]) or the chair of the Book Prize Committee, Professor Randall Halle ([log in to unmask]).

Many thanks for your willingness to help us honor and to publicize the most distinguished published work in our field, and in a context where it will get a great deal of positive attention.

The Committee members are:

Professor Randall Halle, Chair
Department of German
University of Pittsburgh
1409 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Professor Nina Berman
Dept of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Ohio State University, 332 Hagarty Hall
1775 College Rd
Columbus, OH  43210-1229

Professor John A. McCarthy
Max Kade Center for European & German Studies
Vanderbilt University
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN  37235-1806

David Barclay

David E. Barclay, PhD
Executive Director
German Studies Association

Margaret and Roger Scholten Professor of International Studies
Department of History
1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295

Tel.:            UNTIL 20 MARCH 2008: (727) 595-7398

Randall Halle
Klaus W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies
Director of Graduate Studies

Department of German
1409 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Tel 412.648.2614
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