Posted on 26 February 2013
Established by the International Gothic Association (IGA) in 2011 as a memorial to Dr Allan Lloyd Smith (1945-2010), founding President of the IGA, the Allan Lloyd Smith memorial Prize is awarded for a scholarly publication considered to have advanced the field of Gothic studies.
This cycle, in which books published over the last 24 months are eligible to be nominated, three titles published by the University of Wales Press have been put forward for the prize.
Gothic Music: The Sounds of the Uncanny by Isabella Van Elferen (2012), Queer Others in Victorian Gothic Fiction: Transgressing Monstrosity by Ardel Haefele-Thomas (2012), and Stephen King's Gothic by John Sears (2011) all appear on the long list which features eight publications in total.
Speaking about the nominations, Helgard Krause, Director of the University of Wales Press, said:
“The University of Wales Press is very pleased to have three books nominated for the Allan Lloyd Smith prize this year. It is an honour for both the press and the authors to be considered for this prestigious award, and we look forward to hearing the winner announced during the International Gothic Association conference later on in the year.”
The short list will be announced in late July and the award will be made at the IGA conference at the University of Surrey in August.
Allan Lloyd Smith memorial Prize - Full Long list
Isabella Van Elferen, Gothic Music: The Sounds of the Uncanny (University of Wales Press, 2012)
Kamilla Elliott, Portraiture and British Gothic Fiction: The Rise of Picture Identification 1764-1835 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012)
Ken Gelder, New Vampire Cinema (Palgrave, 2012)
Ardel Haefele-Thomas, Queer Others in Victorian Gothic Fiction: Transgressing Monstrosity (University of Wales Press, 2012)
David Punter (ed.), A New Companion to the Gothic (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)
John Sears, Stephen King's Gothic (University of Wales Press, 2011)
Andrew Smith and William Hughes (eds.), The Victorian Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2012)
Maisha Wester, African American Gothic: Screams from Shadowed Places (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)