UCL Graduate School Review Competition 2012/2013

Competition Guidelines

This competition was conceived as complementary to the Graduate School Poster Competition and was open to UCL graduate research students currently enrolled in the Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Laws or Social and Historical Sciences.

The reviews entered must be of publishable quality, in other words be worthy of publication in a major academic journal or magazine or a review or newspaper, and evaluate one of the following:

  • an academic book focussing on a subject or issue in the arts and humanities, or laws, or the social and historical sciences,
  • a work of art,
  • a literary work,
  • an exhibition,
  • a film,
  • a TV programme,
  • a cultural event

or take the form of a literature review designed for a non-specialised audience which outlines the current state of play in a clearly defined intellectual field or inquiry.

The following types of review are eligible: (a) unpublished, (b) in press, or (c) already published.

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All of the reviews submitted this year by the deadline were assessed by the following panel composed of UCL academics and postgraduate students:

  • Professor Alison Diduck, Vice-Head of the Graduate School, UCL Laws (Chair)
  • Dr Stephen Colvin, Department of Greek & Latin
  • Ms Marlies Gabriele Prinzl, PhD student, Centre for Intercultural Studies and Editor-in-chief, Opticon 1826
  • Ms Pei Sze Chow, PhD student, Department of Scandinavian Studies and Editor, Opticon 1826

and the winners were

  • First Prize (£400)
    Miss Alicia Rix, Department of English Language & Literature
    "After Such Kindness"
  • Second Prize (£200)
    Miss Meghan Gilbride, History of Art
    "Edgar Martins: This is Not a House", The Wapping Project Bankside, London, 09 May—30 June 2012
  • Third Prize (£100)
    Ms Lucy Powell, Department of English Language & Literature
    "Life, to the power of two"

Winning entries will be published in Opticon 1826.

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