Announcing the 2022 NADS Student Essay Contests!

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The North American Dostoevsky Society (NADS) warmly invites International Dostoevsky Society and NADS members in good standing to nominate outstanding student essays on Dostoevsky-related topics for our annual undergraduate and graduate essay competitions. The submission deadline is June 1, 2022; submissions are welcome on a rolling basis. Please see the details for both competitions below. For questions about the undergraduate competition, contact vladimir.ivantsov@mail.mcgill.ca; for questions about the graduate competition, contact chloe.kitzinger@rutgers.edu . 

Undergraduate CFP

The North American Dostoevsky Society (NADS) invites IDS/NADS members in good standing to nominate an outstanding undergraduate-student essay on a Dostoevsky-related topic.(If you are not a member of IDS or NADS, you can join at https://dostoevsky.org/). Students are welcome to nominate their own work, in which case IDS/NADS membership is not required. The topic is open; however, Dostoevsky and his works should be the main focus of the essay. The winner of the undergraduate contest will receive free membership in NADS for one year and a Dostoevsky-themed swag.

To submit a nomination, please send an email containing the student’s name, email address, institutional affiliation, and the title and level/number of the course for which the essay was written (e.g. BIOL 322 “Dostoevsky and Spiders”) to Vladimir Ivantsov at vladimir.ivantsov@mail.mcgill.ca. Please attach the essay to the email as a .pdf file containing no identifying information about the author. The essay (in English) should be no more than 4000 words, including bibliography and footnotes; 12 font size, double-spaced; it should consistently follow either MLA or Chicago style and contain full bibliographical information on the used sources, either in the footnotes or as a separate list of references. The deadline to submit a nomination is June 1 2022, 11:59 PM EST.

Graduate CFP

The North American Dostoevsky Society (NADS) invites IDS/NADS members in good standing to nominate an outstanding graduate-student essay on a Dostoevsky-related topic. (If you are not a member of IDS or NADS, you can join at https://dostoevsky.org/). Current M.A. and PhD students are also welcome to nominate their own work, in which case IDS/NADS membership is not required. The topic is open; however, Dostoevsky and his works should be the main focus of the essay. The winner of the graduate contest will receive: 1) free membership in NADS for one year and 2) a guaranteed spot as a presenter on the NADS-sponsored panel at AATSEEL 2023. 

To submit a nomination, please send an email containing the student’s name, email address, and institutional affiliation to chloe.kitzinger@rutgers.edu. Please attach the essay to the email as a .pdf file containing no identifying information about the author. The essay  (in English) should be no more than 8000 words, including bibliography and footnotes; 12 font size, double-spaced; and it should consistently follow either MLA or Chicago style and contain full bibliographical information on the used sources, either in the footnotes or as a separate list of references. The deadline to submit a nomination is June 1 2022, 11:59 PM EST.

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