The Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia calls for nominations for the second biennial Penny Pether Prize for Scholarship in law, literature and the humanities. Penny Pether (1957-2013) was an Australian scholar whose passionate life-long commitment to the field pervaded every aspect of her research, teaching and academic life. She helped convene the first conference of the Law and Literature Association and founded the interdisciplinary journal Law Text Culture. She was a mentor to younger academics and graduate students in the field. She held, demanded, and advocated the highest standards of interdisciplinary scholarly endeavor. The Penny Pether Prize reflects and honours her commitments.
The winner of the 2015 Penny Pether Prize was Professor Alison Young for Street Art, Public City: Law, Crime and the Urban Imagination (Routledge, 2014), reviewed here by Shaun McVeigh.
The prize will be awarded to the author or authors whose book, essay, or article has, in the judgment of the Committee, made the most outstanding contribution to the field of literature and humanities by an Australasian scholar (whether by residence or birth) or whose work has a distinctively Australasian focus.Â To be eligible, relevant work must bear a publication date of 2014 or 2015.
The winner will be invited to a panel discussion of their work at an appropriate LLHAA conference. Their work will be reviewed and publicised on the Law Literature and Humanities Association of Australia website.
If you wish to nominate a work of scholarship for this prize, please send a short (less than one page) letter of nomination to the LLHAA Committee at the e-mail address indicated below.Â
Nominations must be received by 1 September 2015. The winner will be announced in November 2015. Nominations to be sent to Shaun McVeigh: firstname.lastname@example.org