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Virginia Butler selected as Finalist for the J.H. Stape Prize

July 20, 2021 English

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J.H. Stape Prize celebreates the year's best essay in Conradiana.

English instructor Virginia Butler was selected as Finalist for the J.H. Stape Prize, awarding the year's best essay in Conradiana. Butler's article, "Race, Gender, and Closure in Conrad's Lord Jim" argues that critical understandings of gendered closure often overlook the intersection of race.

The annual J. H. Stape Conradiana Prize for the best essay published each year in the Conradiana literary journal. Each year, the General Editor will select three finalists and ask the Executive Board to rank the essays. After receiving the scores from the Board members, the General Editor will tally the scores to determine a winner.

Conradiana, an international peer-reviewed journal devoted to and welcoming essays on all aspects and periods of the life and works of Joseph Conrad, is published three times yearly in the spring, summer, and fall. The journal publishes scholarly articles (of any length), scholarly notes, and book reviews.