The Comics Studies Society (CSS) has extended the deadline for its Hillary Chute Award for Best Graduate Student Paper until April 15th. The award is named for Hillary Chute, whose critical work as a comics scholar paved the way for feminist and political readings of graphic memoir. The prize is an important way that the CSS recognizes and encourages graduate students’ contributions to the field as emerging scholars. The winner will be recognized at the annual CSS Conference in East Lansing, Michigan, July 28-30, and will receive a plaque and a $300 cash reward. They will also have the opportunity to have a consultation with an editor of Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society. Submitting your work for consideration is a great way to increase its visibility, share it with a community of fellow comics scholars, and begin to envision its publication future. You can submit papers 7-15 pages in length that were written in 2021. The paper does not have to be published and could be a conference paper, a seminar paper, a blog post, a cohesive excerpt of a longer work, or anything else you’ve written on comics this year. To nominate yourself or a peer, you can email email@example.com with the title of the work and a means of accessing it, such as an attached .pdf by April 15th. You must be a member of the CSS to accept the award. You can learn more about CSS membership here. The Graduate Student Caucus and the CSS are looking forward to reading and celebrating your work!
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