SEASECS awards an annual prize of $500 for the best article on an eighteenth-century subject published in a scholarly journal, annual, or collection between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018. Authors must be members of SEASECS at the time of submission. Articles may be submitted by the author or by another member.

The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2018. Please send submissions as PDF files, and address any queries about the prize to the Committee Chair:

Olivier Delers
University of Richmond

2019 Winner: Leah Benedict, “Impotence Made Public: Reading Sex on the Stage and in the Courtroom,” ELH vol. 85, no. 2, Summer 2018: 441-69.

2018 Winner: Mary McAlpin, "Rape in Paradise: Naturalizing Sexual Violence in Diderot's Tahitian Reverie." Eighteenth-Century Studies 50.3 (Spring 2017), 280-302.

2017 Winner: Terry F. Robinson, "Becoming Somebody: Refashioning the Body Politic in Mary Robinson's Nobody." Studies in Romanticism 55 (Summer 2016), 143-84.

2016 Winner: Catherine Ingrassia, "'Queering' Eliza Haywood." Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 14.4 (Fall 2014), 9-24.

2015 Winner:  Laura Runge, “Constructing Place In Oroonoko," in Gender and Space in British Literature, 1660-1820. Edited by Mona Narain and Karen Gevirtz. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014.

2014 Winner: Rebecca Messbarger, "The Re-Birth of Venus in Florence's Royal Museum of Physics and Natural History." Oxford Journal of the History of Collections (May 2012), 1-21.

2013 Winner: François Furstenberg, "Atlantic Slavery, Atlantic Freedom: George Washington, Slavery, and Transatlantic Abolitionist Networks." William and Mary Quarterly 68 (April 2011), 247-86.