The McNeil Center for Early American Studies is pleased to announce the fourth annual Zuckerman Prize in American Studies, given in honor of Hyman Zuckerman and Henrietta Zuckerman Landis, parents of University of Pennsylvania professor Michael Zuckerman.
The Zuckerman prize offers $2,000 for the best dissertation connecting American history (in any period) with literature and/or art. Only unpublished dissertations formally accepted between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2012 qualify for the prize. Submissions will be evaluated for the seriousness and originality with which the dissertation engages relationships among history, art and/or literature, the significance of the treatment to scholarship in the field, and the overall quality of the writing.
Applicants should submit ONE double-sided copy of the entire dissertation (additional copies will be requested from finalists) along with the cover sheet (http://www.mceas.org/zuckerman-cover-sheet.pdf), and should request a confidential letter from the dissertation director commenting on the intellectual significance of the work, to be mailed separately or included in an envelope with the supervisorís signature across the seal. Additional copies may be requested by the committee from finalists. The winner will be notified in late spring and announced at the MCEAS final seminar in May.
Applications must be postmarked by 15 December 2012, and submitted to:
The Zuckerman Prize
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
University of Pennsylvania
3355 Woodland Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4531
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