European Association for Studies of Literature, Culture and the Environment

EASLCE Prize for Best Graduate Student Essay in European Ecocriticism


The European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and the Environment sponsors a prize for the Best Graduate Student Essay in European Ecocriticism. The prize will be awarded every year. It consists in a bursary of 400 Euro to help cover the costs of attending the next EASLCE conference, as well as publication of the prize-winning essay in the EASLCE-affiliated journal Ecozon@.

All students currently enrolled in an M.A. or Ph.D. program are eligible. The essay must be previously unpublished. Unless the author is enrolled at a European university, the essay must engage explicitly with European literature or ecocritical theory. It must be written in English, following the author guidelines of Ecozon@ (available at www.ecozona.eu). Deadline for submission is November 1st, 2012. The winner will be announced on the EASLCE webpage by the end of that month, and the essay will be included in the Spring 2013 issue of Ecozon@.

Please email submissions by November 1st, 2012 to Hannes Bergthaller at: