Shakespeare Association of America

J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize

The J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize recognizes doctoral work with a significant Shakespeare component. Dissertations submitted for the 2016 prize must have been approved between 1 January 2015 and 1 September 2015. The competition is open only to SAA members in good standing.

The deadline for applications was 15 September and the SAA is no longer accepting applications. The following materials should be uploaded to the Dissertation Prize Application Form and should exclude the name and affiliation of the applicant:

  1. a cover letter of no more than two pages, providing an abstract of the dissertation and giving context for the writing sample (below).
  2. twenty pages from the introduction or any chapter of the applicant’s choice.

These materials will be reviewed by a committee headed by a member of the SAA’s Board of Trustees. A short list of candidates will be asked to submit copies of their full dissertations for further review.

The prize is presented at the SAA’s Annual Luncheon each year.

<2016 Dissertation Prize Application Form>