The MRDS is pleased to recognize achievements in research of early drama studies, announced each year at the International Congress on Medieval Studies. Each category of submissions is judged by committees made up of members of the MRDS Executive Council or the membership at large. Search our archives for a complete listing of past winners in all four categories.
Both members and non-members of the MRDS are invited to submit.
January 30, 2024
For the Johnston Award, papers should include the name and date of the conference at which the paper was delivered, the presenter's name, the title of the paper, a contact number and an email address. The committee will consider any essay presented in the twelve months before the deadline. Entries should not exceed 5,000 words, excluding notes. Please send the paper as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage graduate students to seek out a mentor to review their work before submission; MRDS members are happy to serve as mentors.
For the Palmer and Stevens Awards, please send the published article as an attachment to email@example.com. Qualifying essays published in a collection may be submitted for the Stevens and Palmer Awards. All essays submitted will be considered for both awards, if appropriate, but no essay can win both prizes. Qualifying essays published in a collection may be submitted for the Stevens and Palmer Awards.
For the Sponsler and Bevington Awards, please send three hard copies of the book (plus a copy in digital form if you like) to Emma Maggie Solberg at Bowdoin College, C/O English Department, 8300 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. An author unable to supply a hard copy, may submit the book in digital form only, though hard copy is preferred. Digital copies should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Publishers: please limit submissions for the Bevington to two books per year.
Awards will be announced and presented at the annual MRDS public business meeting at the annual meeting of the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) a Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Each category of submissions is judged by committees made up of three or more members of the MRDS Executive Council.