Essay Prize

The Space Between Society offers a prize for the best essay presented at the annual conference.

Presenters at the 2018 annual conference who would like to submit their work should polish the paper that was presented at the conference.  Edits and notes should be removed, but the paper should not be substantially expanded or revised.  Email the paper to the Space Between Society Vice President Robert Hemmings at .  The deadline for submission is July 15, 2018.

The recipient of the prize of $250 will be announced later this year and awarded at the 2019 conference at South Dakota State University.

Past prize winners:

2017:  Jennie Lightweis-Goff, “The Dignity of Years and the Crudities of Youth: Gone With the Wind (1936) and the New Southern City.”

2016:  Paula Derdiger, “”Surveying the Space Between in Postwar Berlin: Billy Wilder’s A Foreign Affair.

2015: Joseph Elkanah Rosenberg, “Paper Bombs.”

2014: Michael Williamson, “Doubled Crossings: Yiddish Writers Respond to the Treaty of Non-Aggression Between Germany and Russia.”

2013: Katherine Brucher, “Henry Ford’s ‘Old-fashioned’ Dancing and ‘Early American’ Music: Americanization through Music and Dance.”

2012: Naomi Milthorpe, “Absolute Possession: Evelyn Waugh’s Library.”