USC Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies

The University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies, established in 2009 and sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Southern California, is awarded annually for an outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia in the fields of literary and cultural studies in the previous calendar year. The University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies carries a cash award and is presented at the ASEEES Annual Convention.

Rules of eligibility for the University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies competition are as follows:

    • The copyright date inside the book must list the previous calendar year as the date of publication (for example, the book must have been published in 2015 to be eligible for the 2016 competition).
    • The book must be originally in the form of a monograph, preferably by a single author, or by no more than two authors.
    • Authors may be of any nationality as long as the work is originally published in English.
    • Works may deal with any area of Russia, Eastern Europe, or Eurasia.
    • The competition is open to works of scholarship in literary and cultural studies, including studies in the visual arts, cinema, music, and dance.
    • Textbooks, collections, translations, bibliographies, and reference works are ineligible.

Fill out and submit this form to notify the Association of your intent to nominate a publication for ASEEES prizes.

Send one copy of eligible monograph to each Committee member (see addresses below) AND to the ASEEES main office (address in the footnote). Nominations must be received no later than April 15.

Submissions should be clearly marked “University of Southern California Book Prize Nomination.” If you would like to receive an acknowledgment that your nomination was received please enclose with the copy mailed to the ASEEES main office a note with your e-mail address or a self-addressed stamped envelope or a postcard.

2016 University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies Committee

The winner of the USC Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies will be chosen by the following scholars:

Lilya Kaganovsky, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; 2014-2016; Committee Chair
(mailing address):
Lilya Kaganovsky
University of Illinois
Slavic Languages and Literatures
707 S. Mathews Ave.
3080 Foreign Languages Building MC 170
Urbana, IL 61801-3643

Galya Diment, University of Washington, 2015-2017
(mailing address):
Galya Diment
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Smith Hall, M264
Box 353580
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3580 

Cristina Vatulescu, New York U, 2016-2018 
(primary mailing address):
Cristina Vatulescu
New York University Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island
A6 (Humanities) building
P.O. Box 129188 
Abu Dhabi 
U.A.E

(courier mailing address): 
Cristina Vatulescu
New York University Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island
A6 (Humanities) Building
Abu Dhabi
U.A.E

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