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CFP: 2017 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Student Work

The annual Siegel/McDaniel Award, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, recognizes high-quality graduate student work written within the past year on any aspect of Philip Roth’s fiction.

We recommend that faculty encourage their students to submit papers, and we welcome submissions from Roth Society members and non-members alike.

Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font to Maggie McKinley, the Philip Roth Society Program Director, at

The deadline is October 31, 2017.

The winner of the Siegel/McDaniel Award receives:

  • a $300 cash award

  • a complimentary membership renewal that includes the journal option for the following year

  • an opportunity to work with the editors of Philip Roth Studies to publish an expanded version of the essay.

The executive board members of the Philip Roth Society will evaluate all entries and notify entrants of their decision.

This award is given in honor of the work of Ben Siegel and John McDaniel, two of the earliest and most influential Roth scholars in the history of American letters.

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