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Atlantic Studies Early Career Essay Prize

Atlantic Studies: Global Currents

Submission Instructions

The annual Atlantic Studies Early Career Essay Prize has been running since 2015. The winner will be selected from among the essays published in a given year. Eligible candidates must be graduate students or persons who have been awarded their PhD less than three years prior to submission. Articles will be judged on academic merit by a team of judges chosen from among our Editorial Board. Special preference will be given to articles which emphasize Global Currents in relation to the Atlantic World. The winning author will receive a prize of £500. Two runner-up awards, consisting of a year’s subscription to the journal, can be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

Papers should conform to the Atlantic Studies submission guidelines.

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About the prize winner

The Editors of Atlantic Studies: Global Currents proudly announce the winner of the annual Atlantic Studies Early Career Essay Prize 2019.

Aaron Pinnix (Fordham University), “Sargassum in the Black Atlantic: Entanglement and the abyss in Bearden, Walcott, and Philip.”

The judges have unanimously selected Dr. Aaron Pinnix’s essay as an outstanding piece of research by a young scholar. They note that the article offers a new concept for the analysis of life in the Black Atlantic, different from the terrestrial and well-known rhizome. The transformation from the terrestrial to the oceanic in Glissant is an excellent basis for the discussion of materials, which include Columbus' Logbook, paintings by Romare Bearden, and poems by Derek Walcott and M. NourbeSe Philip. This is a very rich and original manuscript which deserves the prize.

Our warmest congratulations to Aaron Pinnix and our thanks to this year’s judges for their time and enthusiasm:

Professor Pin-chia Feng, National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan)

Professor Alfred Hornung, Johannes Gutenberg University (Germany)

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