Canadian Literature is pleased to announce the shortlist of finalists for our 60th Anniversary Graduate Student Essay Prize, to be awarded as part of the journal’s anniversary celebrations taking place during Congress 2019 at UBC. The prize will be given to the best essay by an author who was a graduate student at the time of publication among the most recent 60 articles appearing in Canadian Literature—a corpus that includes two special issues on the work of emerging scholars. The prize has been established on the occasion of our anniversary to celebrate the future as we reflect on the journal’s history, and to signal Canadian Literature’s continuing commitment to supporting the work of graduate students. We hope in this way to recognize the significant contribution graduate student scholarship is making to the discourse of the journal and the field of Canadian literature.
“Nikîkîwân: Contesting Settler-Colonial Archives through Indigenous Oral History”
Published in Indigenous Literature and the Arts of Comunity. Spec. issue of Canadian Literature 230-231 (Autumn/Winter 2016): 25-42.
“Humour, Intersubjectivity, and Indigenous Female Intellectual Tradition in Anahareo’s Devil in Deerskins”
Published in Literary History. Spec. issue of Canadian Literature 233 (Summer 2017): 109-126.
“Claire’s Head and Pain: Beyond the Sign of the Weapon”
Published in Emerging Scholars 2. Spec. issue of Canadian Literature 228-229 (Spring/Summer 2016): 73-90.
“the absolute / of water”: The Submarine Poetic of M. NourbeSe Philip’s Zong!
Published in Emerging Scholars 2. Spec. issue of Canadian Literature 228-229 (Spring/Summer 2016): 111-130.
“Atlantic Cosmopolitanism in John Steffler’s The Afterlife of George Cartwright”
Published in Emerging Scholars. Spec. issue of Canadian Literature 226 (Autumn 2015): 55-72.
The winner will receive $500 and a subscription to the journal. A jury composed of former Canadian Literature editors W. H. New, Laurie Ricou, and Margery Fee will adjudicate the shortlist to select the winner. The prize will be presented at Canadian Literature’s 60th Anniversary reception to be held on Saturday, June 1, 7:00–8:30pm, at Green College, UBC.