The Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize for Gothic Criticism 2017

Call for nominations by February 24th


In 2011, as a memorial to its founding President Dr Allan Lloyd Smith (1945-2010), the International Gothic Association established a prize to be awarded for a scholarly publication considered to have advanced the field of Gothic studies significantly. For the 2017 incarnation of the award we are delighted to announce that there will be a £100 prize for a standout monograph published on the Gothic over the last two years.

For the current round of nominations, monographs published over the last 24 months (i.e., from January 1st 2015 to December 31st 2016) are eligible. The deadline for nominations for the prize is 24th February 2017 and you may nominate one monograph for the award.

Nominations may be submitted only by individual members of the IGA, though nominated works do not have to have been published by a member of the Association. Short articles, individual chapters in longer volumes, original fiction and poetry are not eligible, though scholarly (i.e., introduced, annotated and resourced) editions of Gothic texts may be considered.

A panel of past Presidents and winners will assess the nominations before drawing up the shortlists that will be published on the new IGA website ( The panel reserve the right not to make an award should no nominated work satisfy the criteria of the prize. Ultimately, the panel will advise the serving Joint-Presidents of their decision prior to the biennial conference, which, this year, is in Cholula, Mexico in July.

The prize will be presented (or, if the winning author is not present, announced) during the conference.

Nominations should be sent to Dr Matt Foley, Secretary to the Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize for Gothic Criticism, via e-mail: