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Sunday, July 11, 2010

John E. Smith Memorial Essay Contest

The Josiah Royce Society is pleased to announce a special essay competition in honor of the late Professor John E. Smith. The contest is open to both graduate students and persons who have held a Ph.D. or its equivalent for no more than five years. The Royce Society seeks original essays that examine or extend John E. Smith's important contributions to Royce studies.

All submissions should be prepared for blind review and sent as e-mail attachments (preferably Microsoft Word documents, RTF files, or PDF files) to Dwayne Tunstall, Royce Society Vice President, at tunstald@gvsu.edu. Please remember to write "John E. Smith Essay Contest Submission" in the subject line of your e-mail. Also remember to provide contact information with your submission, including mailing address, institutional affiliation, phone number, and a brief statement explaining how you meet the eligibility requirement. This information can be placed either in the body of the e-mail or in a separate cover letter.

All submissions are due by
January 1, 2011.

A $500 prize will be awarded to the author of the winning essay at the 2011 meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, during the Royce Society’s special session honoring the legacy of John E. Smith.