The American Society for the History of Rhetoric (ASHR) invites submissions for its 2021 Outstanding Dissertation Award.
The ASHR Outstanding Dissertation Award honors a dissertation of especial significance to the Society’s mission and defended between September 11, 2020, and September 10, 2021. ASHR encourages a rich and pluralistic conception of the history of rhetoric. The selection committee hopes to see dissertations treating histories of rhetoric around the world, from any time period, and drawn from varied archives—formal and informal. We welcome historical work on rhetoric informed by a diversity of theoretical and methodological traditions.
Eligibility: Non-members may be nominated or self-nominated for the award. ASHR will sponsor membership at the student rate for one year for the winner. A dissertation may only be nominated for the Award once, even if its date of defense would qualify it in two years.
Each nomination packet for the Award must include:
The selection committee will use the following criteria to determine the recipient of the Award:
Please submit all materials via email (MS Word or PDF) to the selection committee co-chair, Dr. Jamie Downing, at email@example.com.
The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2021.
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