The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1071. Friday, 24 October 1997.
[Editor's Note: This announce appeared yesterday on Ficino.]
Date: Thursday, 23 Oct 1997 15:35:51 -0400
Subject: RSA's book prize
The Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize
The Renaissance Society of America has instituted an annual book prize
of $1,000 in memory of the late Phyllis Goodhart Gordan, a strong
supporter of the RSA from its early days. The purpose of the prize is to
recognize significant accomplishment in Renaissance Studies by members
of the RSA and to encourage Renaissance scholarship. The Gordan Prize
will be awarded to the author of the best book in Renaissance Studies
published between 1 July 1996, and 30 June 1997. Authors of book
submissions must be current members of RSA. The winner will be announced
at the annual national meeting in College Park, MD, 26-29 March 1998.
The prize will be awarded to a book written in one of the disciplines
recognized by the RSA. Please see the inside cover of the bi-annual
Directory of Members of the RSA for the list of disciplines. The prize
will be awarded for a book dealing with a Renaissance topic within the
chronological period, 1300-1700. The following are offered as examples
of Renaissance topics: a vernacular or neo-Latin literary author, topic,
or text; humanism in any of its forms; printing; a Renaissance
city-state and/or its institutions; the art or an artist of the period.
These topics are not meant to exclude other possibilities.
Bibliographical works and scholarly aids are eligible for the Gordan
prize, but editions of texts and translations will not be considered.
The book must be written in English.
Books will be judged on the following criteria:
1.Contribution to Renaissance studies
2.Originality in insight and research
3.Clarity and eloquence
4.Thoroughness and accuracy in documentation