Final Call for Nominations: Allan LLoyd Smith Prize

Posted by Matt Foley on January 28, 2015 in News tagged with ,

The Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize for Gothic Criticism 2015

Reminder: Call for nominations by February 1st.


In 2011, as a memorial to its founding President Dr Allan Lloyd Smith (1945-2010), the International Gothic Association established a prize to be awarded for a scholarly publication considered to have advanced the field of Gothic studies significantly. For the 2015 incarnation of the award we are delighted to announce that there will be two Prizes of £100 each: one for a standout monograph published on the Gothic over the last two years, and another for an edited collection published during the same period.

We are now accepting nominations for either category. For the current round of nominations, books published over the last 24 months (i.e., from January 1st 2013 to December 31st 2014) are eligible. The deadline for nominations for the prize is 1st February 2015 and you may nominate one book for each category.

Nominations may be submitted only by individual members of the IGA, though nominated works do not have to have been published by a member of the Association. Short articles, individual chapters in longer volumes, original fiction and poetry are not eligible, though scholarly (i.e., introduced, annotated and resourced) editions of Gothic texts may be considered.

Two panels of past Presidents and winners will assess the nominations before drawing up the respective shortlists that will be published on the IGA website. The panels reserve the right not to make an award in their category should no nominated work satisfy the criteria of the Prize. Ultimately, the panels will advise the serving President or Joint-Presidents of their decision prior to the biennial conference, which, this year, is in Vancouver.

The Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize will be presented (or, if the winning author is not present, announced) during the conference.

Nominations should be sent to Dr Matt Foley, Secretary to the Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize for Gothic Criticism, via e-mail:

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