Postgraduate Essay Prize

The Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France is delighted to offer a prize for the best Postgraduate Paper given at the annual conference. The prize consists of a £100 cheque and an invitation to submit the winning paper to the Association’s journal, Modern & Contemporary France.

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Previous Winners

2021: Cameron Cook (University of Minnesota), for his paper ‘Caribbean-ness and Political Engagement in French Rap Music’ 2019: Fraser McQueen, for an essay on the novels of Michel Houellebecq, the geographer Christophe Guilluy, and the Far Right in France. 2017: Dorthea Margery Fronsman-Cecil ‘Work, Play, Competition, and Capitalist Pedagogy in Nathalie Kuperman’s Nous étions des êtres vivants’ (UCLA). 2016: Emily St Denny, 'The gradual transformation of a weak but enduring regime: Contemporary French prostitution policy in transition (1946-2015)', (Nottingham Trent University)

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