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Gerald Kahan Scholar's Prize
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Purpose

The American Society for Theatre Research offers an annual award for the best essay written and published in English in a refereed scholarly journal. The essay can be on any subject in theater research, broadly construed. The Kahan Prize presentation at the ASTR annual meeting includes an acknowledgement of the editor’s contribution to scholarship.

Eligibility

The author must be untenured and within seven years of the doctorate, or must be enrolled in a doctoral program, at the time the essay is published. Eligible articles must have appeared in 2018.

Nomination

Nominations may come from the author of the work to be considered, any member of ASTR, or an editor of a journal in which an essay has appeared. Authors can nominate only one essay. Editors can nominate one essay per volume.

Please upload the essay in PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format.

Evaluation

The winning essay will be judged as:

  • Displaying originality in the broad field of theatre and performance;
  • Exhibiting critical rigor;
  • Showing an acquaintance with related research in theatre and performance; and
  • Promising future professional development in the field.

Please direct questions to Commitee Chair Beth Osborne at bosborne[at]fsu.edu.

Submissions

The deadline has passed to submit nominations.

View previous Gerald Kahan Scholar's Prize recipients »

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