SCSC Literature Prize
About This Award
The SCSC Literature Prize is given for the best literature paper published in the Sixteenth Century Journal. The prize-winning article is selected by a committee of three conference members appointed by the president who shall designate one of the members as chair.
Criteria for selection include:
- quality and originality of research
- methodological skill and/or innovation
- development of fresh and stimulating interpretations or insights
- literary quality
Nominations for the prizes may be made by anyone and shall be sent to the Executive Director of the SCSC or the chair of the prize committee. The authors should sent three copies of their paper to the Executive Director of the SCSC by April. Announcement of the winning paper will be made by the chair of the committee at the annual business meeting of the conference and the winner will receive a $500.00 prize. Announcement of the winner will appear in The Sixteenth Century Journal.
- 2016 - Eleanor Hubbard, “I Will Be Master of What Is Mine Own: Fortune Hunters and Shrews in Early Modern London” SCJ (2015)
- 2015 - Louisa Mackenzie, “The Fish and the Whale: Animal Symbiosis and Early Modern posthumanism” SCJ (2014)
- 2013 - Beatrice Groves, “Those Sanctified Places where our Sauiours feete had trode’: Jerusalem in Early Modern English Travel Narratives” SCJ 43:3 (2012)
- 2011 - Woodcock, Matthew. \u201cShooting for England: Configuring the Book and the Bow in Roger Ascham\u2019s Toxophilus\u201d SCJ: XLI.4 Sixteenth Century Journal (2010)
- 2010 - Brendan Kane, \u201cDomesticating the Counter Reformation: bridging the bardic and Catholic traditions in Geoffrey Keating's The Three Shafts of Death\u201d Sixteenth Century Journal (2010)
- 2009 - Jaime Goodrich, \u201cThomas More and Margaret More Roper: A Case for Rethinking Women\u2019s Participation in the Early Modern Public Sphere\u201d Sixteenth Century Journal XXXIX /4 (2008)
- 2008 - Sharon T. Strocchia \u201cSavonarolan Witnesses: The Nuns of San Jacopo and the Piagnone Movement in Sixteenth-Century Florence\u201d. Sixteenth Century Journal 38/2 (2007): 393-418.
- 2007 - Two prizes were awarded:
- Paper: Jeff Persels, \u201cMacer's 1555 Account of the Japanese: A Curious Case of Ethnographic Cleansing\u201d (presented at the 2006 SCSC)
- Article: Jane Donawerth, \u201cWomen's Reading Practices in Seventeenth-Century England: Margaret Fell's Women's Speaking Justified\u201d, Sixteenth Century Journal XXXVII/4 (2006)
- 2006 -
- 2005 - David Whitford, \u201cMistaking the Tree for the Forest: Why Kenotic Theory in Milton is Anachronistic\u201d
- 2004 -
- 2003 - JoAnn DellaNeva, University of Notre Dame, for her paper \u201cDu Bellay and \u2018quelques modernes Italiens\u2019: Variations in a Minor Key\u201d
- 2002 - Susan M. Felch,\u201cPrayerbooks in their pockets: Poetic Writing, Prayerful Reading\u201d (San Antonio, October 2002)