Academic journal article Dickens Quarterly

The Robert B. Partlow, Jr. Prize

Academic journal article Dickens Quarterly

The Robert B. Partlow, Jr. Prize

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Applications are invited for this award, named in honor of the original Secretary-Treasurer and one of the founding members of the Dickens Society. It is in the form of EITHER one stipend of $500, OR two of $300 (if two recipients are chosen), and is intended to defray costs of attending this Dickens Symposium, in order to deliver a paper on any aspect of Dickens's life or work. The registration fee and cost of the Dickens Dinner will also be waived.

Eligibility is restricted to students (graduate or undergraduate), independent scholars, and non-tenured faculty. Candidates should submit a CV, and a completed paper of twenty minutes duration, to one of the Symposium organizers (;; Should the paper be of publishable quality, the Dickens Quarterly shall have first right of refusal. The winner will be informed of the Society's decision in April 2014.


The Symposium is to be held in one of the wine regions of Southern France, Languedoc-Roussillon, at a privately-owned country estate called Sagnes, located on the outskirts of Beziers and surrounded by the vineyards and olive trees that make the charm of this area.

Accommodation will be in Beziers, with a shuttle service to and from the conference center.

The Dickens Dinner will take place on site, and two optional evenings will be proposed to delegates: one on board of a barge along the Canal du Midi, one of the greatest engineering achievements under the reign of Louis XIV; another meal will take place at the Cistercian Abbey of Fontfroide, following the visit of the Abbey and also of nearby Narbonne, one of the main cities of Gaul during the Roman Empire. …

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