RWS Postgraduate Essay Prize Winner 2017

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Raymond Williams Society Postgraduate Essay Competition for 2017 (The Simon Dentith Memorial Prize) is Ryan David Furlong.

Ryan, a PhD candidate in English and American Literature at The University of Iowa, submitted an excellent essay titled ‘”White Slaves” as “Black Slaves”: Re-evaluating the 19th c. Working-Class Autobiography within the (Con)texts of Transatlantic Abolitionism’.

He will receive £100 in prize money, a year’s subscription to the society, and we look forward to his essay appearing in a future edition of Key Words. The editorial board would like to warmly congratulate him on this impressive achievement.

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