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Call for Submissions: The Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei Prize for Japanese Theatre Scholarship


The Association for Asian Performance is pleased to announce the inaugural year of the Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei Prize for Japanese Theatre Scholarship. The annual prize shall consist of a three-thousand-dollar award, a plaque and a complimentary year’s membership in AAP.


The Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei Prize for Japanese Theatre is designed to promote and encourage the study of Japanese theatre and performance given to an early career scholar for an outstanding article, chapter, or essay on Japanese theatre or performance published in English during the current calendrical year in a journal, online journal, or book. (Early career scholars may include current graduate students, or those with an MA/MFA/PhD/other terminal degree no more than six years past graduation, including independent scholars.)


Nominated essays may cover any period, any style and any genre of Japanese theatre or performance (note: performance here is taken to mean theatrical performance, dance and other related forms), published in English between January 1 and December 31, 2019 in a peer-reviewed or otherwise vetted publication. The selection committee shall have final determination as to whether or not an essay qualifies for the prize.


Self-nominations will be accepted, as will nomination by editor or other. There is no limit on nominations from a single publication. The winner will be announced by early Spring and the prize awarded at the AAP Annual Conference in August 2020. The winning essay will be an original contribution to the field, exhibit excellence in the analysis of Japanese theatre, and demonstrate the author’s potential as a scholar of Japanese theatre.


Submission deadline for the 2019 Prize is January 31, 2020.


Click HERE to nominate or self-nominate an essay for consideration.


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