Call for Manuscript Submissions ~ Closing Date: Sept. 30th, 2020.
The European Association for American Studies (EAAS) invites submissions for its biennial Rob Kroes Publication Award for an unpublished book-length manuscript.
The award is named for Rob Kroes, who served as Treasurer (1976–1988) and President (1992–1996) of EAAS. For many years, Rob Kroes also edited the series European Contributions to American Studies, where the EAAS Biennial Conference volumes appeared from 1980 to 2006.
EAAS is now launching with Brill a new series with the title “European Perspectives on the United States: The European Association for American Studies Series” where the winning manuscript will appear: https://brill.com/page/eaas
The competition for the Rob Kroes Publication Award is open to all national and joint-national American Studies organizations in EAAS (see http://www.eaas.eu/about-eaas/constituent-members).
EAAS defines “American Studies” broadly. To be eligible, a manuscript should be in the fields of literary, cultural, political, historical or interdisciplinary studies. Emphasis placed on other disciplines and the arts within the context of American studies are also welcome. All entries should be concerned with phenomena or events that focus on what is now the United States of America. We welcome comparative and international studies that fall within these guidelines.
To be considered, manuscripts should be around 80,000-90,000 words long (double spaced; Font: Times New Roman: Font size: 12) in total with introduction and bibliography included. Style to be used: MLA for submissions in literature and culture, Chicago for submissions in history and political science.
Authors of eligible manuscripts are invited to nominate their work. We urge scholars who know of eligible manuscripts written by others to inform those authors of the opportunity. The award is open to authors of English-language manuscripts only. Entrants are requested to write an 1-2 page précis or abstract explaining why the manuscript is a significant and original contribution to American Studies.
The winning work will be awarded a €500 EAAS Prize and will be published at no cost to the author by Brill. Diagrams, illustrations, tables, photographs (in black and white or colour) may be included at no extra cost.
Brill agrees to pay a royalty of 4% on the net sales receipts of the first and all subsequent printings/reproduction in digital, electronic of optical format of a volume to the monograph author(s).
The author will be expected to clear any copyright issues. Any other guidelines will be provided by the Series Editor.
Please note that on submission all manuscripts will be checked for their academic integrity before review.
Please submit a pdf-version of your manuscript, with the précis, to:
EAAS Book Series Editor, Marek Paryż at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline of Submission: Sept. 30th, 2020.