Call for submissions: Phillips Book Prize

Call for submissions: Phillips Book Prize

Phillips Collection

Phillips Book Prize winners, right to left, top-to-bottom: Alicia Volk, Terrie Weissman, André Dombrowski, Laura Kroiz, Robert Slifkin, Charlie Miller.
November 15, 2013
Call for submissions: Phillips Book Prize

Deadline: January 15, 2014

The Phillips Collection
Center for the Study of Modern Art
1600 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

T +1 202 387 2151

The Phillips Book Prize supports publication of a first book by an emerging scholar. The manuscript selected for this award represents new and innovative research in modern and contemporary art from 1780 to the present. The Phillips Book Prize is awarded by an editorial committee, which (since 2012) meets every other year at The Phillips Collection’s Center for the Study of Modern Art. The editorial committee for the 2014 Phillips Book Prize is comprised of Yve-Alain Bois (Professor of Art History, Institute for Advanced Study), Kari Dahlgren (Arts Editor, University of California Press), Susan Behrends Frank (Associate Curator of Research, The Phillips Collection), Dorothy Kosinski (Director, The Phillips Collection), Klaus Ottmann (Director of the Center for the Study of Modern Art and Curator at Large, The Phillips Collection), and Vesela Sretenović (Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Phillips Collection).

The winning author receives 5,000 USD, and his or her manuscript will be published jointly by the University of California Press and The Phillips Collection. Scholars who received their PhDs within the past five years are strongly encouraged to apply.

Award recipient will be notified within two months following the application deadline.

The past recipients of the Phillips Book Prize are Alicia Volk, In Pursuit of Universalism: Yorozu Tetsugorô and Japanese Modern Art; Terri Weissman, The Realisms of Berenice Abbott: Documentary Photography and Political Action; André Dombrowski, Cézanne, Murder, and Modern Life; Lauren Kroiz, Creative Composites: Modernism, Race, and the Stieglitz Circle; Robert Slifkin, Out of Time: Philip Guston and the Refiguration of Postwar American Art; and Charles F.B. Miller, Radical Picasso: Surrealism and the Theory of the Avant-Garde.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a CV, an abstract of the proposed book (one page maximum), and a book proposal (eight to ten pages). The book proposal should include a project overview, chapter outlines, a plan for revisions and completion of the manuscript, and a description of the book’s position in the literature of modern or contemporary art. Three current letters of recommendation are also required.

All materials should be submitted electronically as one PDF document to [email protected]. Letters of recommendation should be sent separately by recommenders to the same email address.


RSVP for Call for submissions: Phillips Book Prize
Phillips Collection
November 15, 2013

Thank you for your RSVP.

Phillips Collection will be in touch.


e-flux announcements are emailed press releases for art exhibitions from all over the world.

Agenda delivers news from galleries, art spaces, and publications, while Criticism publishes reviews of exhibitions and books.

Architecture announcements cover current architecture and design projects, symposia, exhibitions, and publications from all over the world.

Film announcements are newsletters about screenings, film festivals, and exhibitions of moving image.

Education announces academic employment opportunities, calls for applications, symposia, publications, exhibitions, and educational programs.

Sign up to receive information about events organized by e-flux at e-flux Screening Room, Bar Laika, or elsewhere.

I have read e-flux’s privacy policy and agree that e-flux may send me announcements to the email address entered above and that my data will be processed for this purpose in accordance with e-flux’s privacy policy*

Thank you for your interest in e-flux. Check your inbox to confirm your subscription.