A. Owen Aldridge Prize
An Annual Paper Competition for Graduate Students
Studies, published at the Pennsylvania State University Press,
announces that it will publish an annual prize-paper written by a graduate
student. The competition is named in honor of A. Owen Aldridge, founder
of CLS. The purpose of this competition is to encourage and
recognize excellence in scholarship among graduate students and to reward
the highest achievement by publication. This project is sponsored by
CLS in cooperation with the American Comparative Literature
Association and supported by the Department of Comparative Literature
at Penn State. The award carries a monetary prize as well, including
an honorarium and help with travel expenses to attend the 2014 ACLA
Graduate students in a comparative literature department or program are encouraged to submit a polished paper
in English, approximately 15 -20 pages long (double-spaced), preferably following Chicago endnote style
(MLA-style papers will be accepted, but, must be converted for publication) and prepared for anonymous evaluation.
Further information on the Aldridge prize may be found on the Comparative Literature Studies'
Aldridge prize competition page.
to the winner of the 2013 A. Owen Aldridge prize:
Lauren DuGraf (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), for her essay, "’Droits d¹auteur’: The Faulknerian Author-Function in Godard’s Film Socialisme" (CITATION)
winning essay is determined by a panel of judges that is selected annually
by the ACLA. The prize committee for 2014 will be announced shortly.
1. Any graduate student currently enrolled in an M.A. or Ph.D. program
in Comparative Literature or the equivalent designation (e.g., Comparative
Cultural Studies) may submit one paper annually.
2. Papers may be on any comparative topic and deal with any language
areas. They should be scholarly articles-on literary research, theory,
or criticism-and address more than one language area. They should not,
for example, be interviews, translations, or editions of texts.
3. Papers should be of normal length for journal submission, 6000-13000
words, and be written in English. Any professional citational style
is acceptable, though the winner will need to revise to conform to CLS
style (modified Chicago).
4. Submissions consist of: 1) one copy of the article prepared as in
#5 and 2) a note on letterhead from the program head or faculty adviser
indicating that the student is enrolled in a graduate program as stated
5. Papers should be prepared for anonymous evaluation.
A separate cover letter should give the paper's title, author's name,
and contact information. The first page of the paper itself should include
the title of the work, but not the author's name.
6. Digital submissions (Word or PDF files only) via email will also
be accepted at the address shown below (email@example.com). The letterhead
note from the adviser may be substituted by an email message sent with
an institutional domain address in the “From” line.
7. The winning paper must conform to CLS standards and will
be copy-edited and subject to the same editorial recommendations as
other CLS materials. The intention of CLS is to publish
the winning paper within 12 months. A note will indicate that the paper
is the winner of the Aldridge competition and that it has been selected
by the ACLA and CLS.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF SUBMISSIONS for the 2013 Aldridge Prize is November 15, 2013.
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- Joseph Lavery (University of Pennsylvania), for his essay, "Counterarchiving Ruskin" (CITATION)
- Michelle Jansen (SUNY Binghamton), for her essay, "Exchange and the Eidolon: Analyzing Forgiveness in
Euripides’s Helen" (CITATION)
- Belén Bistué (University of California at Davis), for her essay, "The Task(s) of the Translators: Multiplicity as
Problem in Renaissance European Thought" (2010). (CITATION)
John Patrick Leary (New York University), for his essay, "Havana Reads the Harlem Renaissance: Mistranslation and
the Dialectics of Transnational American Literature" (2009). (CITATION)
Ning Ma (Princeton University), for her essay, "When Robinson Crusoe
Meets Ximen Qing: Material Egoism in the First Chinese and English Novels"
Tobias Boes (Yale University), for "Apprenticeship of the Novel:
The Bildungsroman and the Invention of History, ca. 1770-1820" (2007).
Michael Allan (University of California - Berkeley), for "Reading With One Eye,
Speaking With One Tongue – On the Problem of Address in World Literature" (2006). (CITATION)
Katherine Mannheimer (Yale University), for "To the Letter: The Material Text
as Space of Adjudication in Pope's First Satire of the Second Book of Horace"
Mariano Siskind (New York University), for "Captain Cook and the Discovery
of Antarctica’s Modern Specificity: Towards a Critique of Globalization"
Ramey (University of California - Berkeley), for "Parasitism
and Pale Fire's Camouflage: The King-Bot, the Crown Jewels
and the Man in the Brown Mackintosh" (2003).
Bachner (Harvard University), for "Anagrams in Psychoanalysis: Retroping
Concepts by Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, and Jean-Francois Lyotard"
Elkins (University of California - Berkeley), for "Stalled Flight:
Baudelaire's Rewriting of Horace's Memorial Swan" (2001).
Simon (University of Oklahoma), for "Translating Ruskin: Marcel
Proust's Orient of Devotion" (2000).
Herbert Doran (Stanford University), for "Nietzsche: Utility, Aesthetics
and History" (1999).
Migraine-George (University of Colorado - Boulder), for "Specular Desires:
Orpheus and Pygmalion as Aesthetic Paradigms in Petrarch's Rime sparse"
Frances Fahey (University of California - Davis), for "Allegorical
Dismemberment and Rescue in Book III of The Faerie Queene" (1997).
Rennie (Yale University), for "Benjamin and Zola: Narrative, the
Individual, and Crowds in an Age of Mass Production" (1996).
Porter (Stanford University), for "Writing China: Legitimacy and
Representation 1606-1773" (1995).
Butterfield (University of Oregon), for "Enlightenment’s
Other in Patrick Süskind’s Das Parfüm: Adorno and the
Ineffable Utopia of Modern Art" (1994).
Shi (University of Massachusetts), for "The Leopardskin of Dao
and the Icon of Truth: Natural Birth Versus Mimesis in Chinese and Western
Literary Theories" (1993).
Fu (UCLA), for "Deconstruction and Taoism: Comparisons Reconsidered"
S. Vieth, (University of Illinois - Chicago), for "Socrates as Untragic
Hero: Satyric Pedagogy in Modern European Narrative" (1990).
Fioretos (Yale University), for "Nothing: Reading Paul Celan’s
S. Brinkley (Cornell University), for "Proustian Time and Modern
Drama: Beckett, Brecht, and Fugard" (1988).