Prizes & Funding
Prizes, Conference Sponsorships and Bursaries
The Allan Lloyd Smith Prize
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. Prizes for best monographs will be awarded at every IGA conference (every two years). Prizes for best edited collections will be awarded at every other IGA conference (every four years).
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.
The International Gothic Association has established a prize to be awarded for a scholarly publication considered to have advanced the field of Gothic studies significantly.
Each IGA member is entitled to nominate a book for the prize. Self-nominations are not accepted, but contributors to edited collections are allowed to nominate the collection they have published their work in.
A panel of past Presidents and winners will assess the nominations before drawing up a shortlist that will be published on the IGA website. The panel reserves the right not to make an award should no nominated work satisfy the criteria of the Prize.
The panel will advise the serving Co-Presidents of their decision on the winner prior to the IGA conference.
Details for each round of nominations and guidelines will be published in the Blog section of this website.
Sara Wasson, Transplantation Gothic (MUP, 2020) (Best Monograph)
Carol Davison (ed), The Gothic and Death (Best Edited Collection) (MUP, 2017)
Catherine Spooner, Post-Millennial Gothic: Comedy, Romance and the Rise of Happy Gothic (Bloomsbury, 2017) (Best Monograph)
Tim Jones, The Gothic and the Carnivalesque in American Culture (UWP, 2015) (Best Monograph)
Marie Mulvey-Roberts (ed), Dangerous Bodies: Historicising the Gothic Corporeal (UMP, 2015) (Best Edited Collection)
Joseph Crawford, The Twilight of the Gothic?: Vampire Fiction and the Rise of the Paranormal Romance (UWP, 2014) (Best Monograph)
Isabella van Elferen, Gothic Music: The Sounds of the Uncanny (University of Wales press, 2012) (Monograph)
Diane Hoeveler, Gothic Riffs: Secularizing the Uncanny in the European Imaginary, 1780-1820 (Joint Best Monograph Winner)
Sara Wasson, Urban Gothic of the Second World War (Palgrave, 2010) (Joint Best Monograph Winner)
The IGA is proud to sponsor smaller conferences with a Gothic focus. Opportunities will be advertised in the Blog section on this site.
The IGA offers support for students presenting at the IGA conference. Opportunities will be advertised in the Blog section on this site.