Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures
Symposium is a quarterly journal of criticism in modern literatures originating in languages other than English. Founded in 1946, the journal is housed in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics and is published by Taylor & Francis/Routledge. Symposium features research on authors, themes, periods, genres, works, and theory, often through comparative or interdisciplinary studies. The journal publishes unsolicited essays as well as periodic special issues. Most issues include reviews of recent critical monographs in modern literatures. Although primarily in English, issues can include discussions of works in the original language. Symposium is a member journal of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.
The Symposium editorial board is pleased to announce the establishment of the Harold G. Jones Award for Best Essay in the amount of $1500, thanks to the generosity and vision of former editorial board member Harold G. Jones, Professor Emeritus of Spanish. The award will be given annually beginning with the 2018 volume year.
More information about the journal can be found at https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/vsym20/current.
Harold G. Jones Award for the best essay published in the journal
Adam L. Winkel (High Point University), “The Tyrannies of the In-Between: Liminality in Antonio Buero Vallejo’s Historia de una escalera,” Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures, vol. 73, no. 2, 2019, pp. 113-26.
Previous Harold G. Jones Award winnners
Andrea S. Thomas (Loyola University Maryland), "Judith Gautier, Vers Libre, and the Faux East," Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures, vol. 72, no. 2, 2018, pp. 77-88.
Best Graduate Student Essay: Sonja Stojanovic (University of Notre Dame), "Marie Darrieussecq's Ghost," Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures, vol. 69, no. 4, Dec. 2015, pp. 190-202.
Best Junior Scholar Essay: Lauren Brown (Occidental College), "Spatial Identities and Glissantian Detour: Narrative Strategies in Maryse Condé's Traversée de la mangrove," Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures, vol. 69, no. 2, Jun. 2015, pp. 87-97.
Best Senior Scholar Essay: Maria DiFrancesco (Ithaca College), "Facing the Specter of Immigration in Biutiful," Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures, vol. 69, no. 1, Mar. 2015, pp. 25-37.