News and Events

Feb 20, 2014: Essays for this year's Trollope Prize should be submitted by June 1, 2014. Please see the contest criteria for more information.

Oct 6, 2013: Congratulations to Andrew R. Lallier, the winner of this year's graduate Trollope Prize, and to Emily Halliwell-MacDonald, the winner of this year's undergraduate Trollope Prize! More information on this year's contest and on the winning essays.

Oct 3, 2012: Congratulations to Rebecca Richardson, the winner of this year's Trollope Prize! More information on this year's contest and on Rebecca's winning essay can be found here.

May 3, 2012: The Prize is pleased to make two announcements this week. First, we'd like to highlight a new element in our partnership with The Fortnightly Review. This year, the Review will be publishing not only the winning graduate essay but also the winning undergraduate essay. TheReview will also provide a modest honorarium to each winner.

Additionally, we're pleased to announce the judges for this year's Prize. Returning to the panel are Andrew H. Miller (Indiana University - Bloomington) and Dorice Williams Elliott (University of Kansas). They will be joined this year by Deborah Denenholz Morse (College of William & Mary), who recently delivered the inaugural Trollope Prize lecture at KU. A more detailed profile for each judge will be available on our Facebook page.

April 5, 2012: Thank you to our guest speaker, Deborah Morse, and to all who helped make this year's American and British Lecture a success! We'll be posting pictures of the event soon on our Facebook page.

March 26, 2012: The Trollope Prize is pleased that this year's KU English Department American and British Lecture will celebrate the inaugural year of the Prize at the University of Kansas. This year's speaker is Deborah Denenholz Morse, a Trollope scholar from the College of William & Mary. The talk, entitled "The Legacy of Slavery and the Creole Beauty: Marital Estrangement inHe Knew He Was Right and Bigamy in Dr. Wortle's School," will be held on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 PM at the Hall Center for the Humanities on the KU campus. A flyer for the lecture (PDF), which is free and open to the public.

February 7, 2012: The Trollope Prize is now on Twitter.

February 1, 2012: A PDF flyer (PDF) for the 2012 Trollope Prize contest; if you'd like to promote the contest to your students or your department, please feel free to print and distribute it.

December 7, 2011: The 2011 winning graduate essay by Lucy Sheehan can be read on The Fortnightly Review website.

September 14, 2011: The 2011 Trollope Prize winners have been announced. Congratulations to the winners and to those recognized by the judges! The announcement was made first on our Facebook page; be sure to "like" the page to get regular updates on the Prize.

March 2, 2011: We are pleased to announce that The Trollope Prize is partnering with The Fortnightly Review to publish the winner of the 2011 graduate essay competition. The Fortnightly Review will also be contributing a modest additional honorarium to the winner of the graduate competition. For more on The Fortnightly Review, which is an electronic revival of the magazine originally established by Anthony Trollope in 1865.

February 16, 2011: A new version of our flyer has been added, featuring our newly redesigned logo (PDF).

December 8, 2010PDF flyer advertising (PDF) this year's Trollope Prize competition! The flyer can be printed and distributed to help publicize this year's Prize.

October 27, 2010: The Trollope Prize now has its own page on Facebook! Head over to "like" us and keep track of news and updates!

October 15, 2010: The website for the Trollope Prize at the University of Kansas has been launched. The submission criteria for this year's prize can be found here. Essays must be received by June 1, 2011; the announcement of this year's winners will be in August 2014.


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