Review English Studies Essay Prize

The Department has been able to establish a small Graduate Research Support Fund to provide MA by research and MPhil/Ph D students with some limited support towards costs connected with specific research projects, such as visits to libraries, travel to conferences or cost of microfilm. Priority will be given to first time applicants and those not in receipt of AHRC or other full funding.Applications should be sent to the Chair of Graduate Studies, currently Dr Claire Chambers, and should include a detailed description of the project involved, a precise estimate of costs, and a confidential letter of support from the supervisor. Applications must be made before funds are needed, not after they have been spent.The Department has made available a bursary of £500 for a current postgraduate student to spend a week in residence at Shandy Hall in Coxwold.Applications are invited from any current student on either a Ph D or taught MA programme connected to the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies or in the Department of English and Related Literature, who can demonstrate benefit to their academic work from using the library and/or other resources at Shandy Hall.

All MA and Ph D students enrolled with the English Department are welcome to apply, particularly those with strong research interests in the works of Beckett, and/or theatre studies, and/or modernism.

The Dickens Project is a worldwide consortium of leading universities and the ‘Universe’ attracts a wide range of leading scholars and postgraduate students in Victorian literature from the US, UK and Australia. In 2016, there will be an opportunity for a York postgraduate student to attend the conference, which will take place at the UCSC campus, 30 July-6 August 2016.

The department will cover transport and accommodation costs.

The winner will be announced at the annual conference each year.

Please send a copy of the nominated essay (pdf preferred) to the designated board member in charge of the competition.

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  1. According to Aristotle, a tragedy must be an imitation of life in the form of a serious story that is complete in itself; in other words, the story must be realistic and narrow in focus.