Shakespeare Association of America

J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize

The J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize recognizes doctoral work with a significant Shakespeare component. Dissertations brought forward for next year’s prize must have been submitted and approved during the current calendar year. The competition is open only to SAA members in good standing.

The deadline for applications is 15 January. The following materials should be sent as e-mail attachments to 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.