DIGITAL CAMERAThe Raymond Williams Society postgraduate essay competition for work grounded in the tradition of cultural materialism has been renamed in honour of our late and much-missed colleague, Simon Dentith (1952-2014), former editor of Key Words and competition judge.

Details of the competition for 2017 will be announced shortly.

Previous winners

2016: Laura McCormick Kilbride (University of Cambridge), ‘The New Catholic Left: Language, Liturgy and Literature in Slant Magazine, 1964-1970’

2015: Owen Holland (University of Cambridge), ‘From the Place Vendome to Trafalgar Square: Imperialism and Counter-Hegemony in the 1880s Romance Revival’

2013: Jennifer Morgan (University of Salford), ‘Uses of Shelley in Working-Class Culture’

2012: Chris Witter (Lancaster University) ‘Grace Paley and the Tenement Pastoral’

2010: Simon Machin (Roehampton University), ‘Why, comrade?: Raymond Williams, Orwell and Structure of Feeling in Boys’ Story Papers’