Women in German Dissertation Prize 2010
Deadline: postmarked by March 31, 2010



The Award
Every year Women in German issues a call for dissertations by WIG members to be considered for the Women in German Dissertation Prize of $500. The 2009 award will be conferred at the 2010 WiG conference. The recipient's name will be published in the Women of German Newsletter and on the website.

Who Is Eligible?
Dissertations completed, defended, accepted, and filed during the calendar year 2009. In rare circumstances, the official graduation date may fall in the next calendar year, causing questions about eligibility. In such cases, please consult the chair of the prize committee before the deadline. In general, the official submission date recorded on the filed copy decides about the year of eligibility. For information on how to join Women in German, visit our membership pages<>.

Criteria for Selection
We are looking for dissertations that
* reflect the values of the Women in German Mission Statement (see below);
* 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 (If the dissertation comes from a system using outside examiners, these examiners' reports should neither be included nor referenced or paraphrased in the nominating letter. We'd appreciate receiving the cover letter in a separate envelope.);
* two hard copies of the dissertation, each with an abstract, plus one complete electronic copy (in both Microsoft Word and as PDF on a CD; we'd appreciate if the CD also contained a zipped copy);
* the applicant's mailing and email addresses and phone numbers.

Send the application to the Chair of the Dissertation Prize Selection Committee:

Birgit Tautz
Department of German
7700 College Station, Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME 04011-8477

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.


Lisabeth Hock
Associate Professor of German
Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Wayne State University
487 Manoogian Hall
906 West Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan  48202

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