Call for Papers: Dorothy Berkson Writing Award in Gender Studies
February 05, 2018
10th Annual Dorothy Berkson Writing Award in Gender Studies
Submissions due by 5 p.m.
March 23, 2018
This award recognizes written achievement (e.g., scholarly essays, research projects,creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, or playwriting) focused on gender and authored by a senior. The award winner will be honored at a reception that celebrates Professor Berkson’s contributions to Lewis & Clark College and the excellence of current students who study gender through scholarly analysis and written expression.
A cash prize accompanies the award. There will be a presentation from awardees at the reception
Submissions may come from any field of study as long as gender is central to the work. The author must be a graduating senior in 2017-18. Most often the work will be produced in the senior year, but outstanding work from one’s junior year will also be considered. Submissions (maximum 5,000 words) must be accompanied by a faculty recommendation that provides context for the work and speaks to its merits.
During the Festival of Scholars a reception and presentation by award recipients will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Email Submission with faculty recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org
*awardees will be determined by a faculty committee
Dorothy Berkson, professor emerita of English, taught at Lewis & Clark College from 1981 until her retirement in 2004. She died in April 2007.
Professor Berkson was a presenter in Lewis & Clark’s first Gender Studies Symposium. For the gender studies minor, she designed a course titled Gender and Aesthetic Expression, which she continued to teach for many years.