In order to encourage and reward research in English, the Swedish Society for the Study of English awards a biennial prize for outstanding BA theses in English, in literature and linguistics respectively. Theses taking a didactic approach in either area will also be considered.

The rules and regulations are as follows:

Each Swedish University or other Institution of Higher Education offering courses in English at BA-level may nominate one BA-level thesis in literature and one in linguistics as their Best English Thesis of the two preceding academic years. Nominations should be preceded by a collegial decision at each department, and the student whose thesis is submitted should be informed of this.

We welcome now nominations for theses defended in 2015 and 2016. Nominations must include electronic copies of the theses nominated (as Word-files), and should be sent to the Chair of each respective awards committee, by Friday, February 10, 2017. The juries in each category will meet in March and reach a decision. The award will be presented at the National Forum for English Studies meeting in Jönköping, April 26-28, 2017.

Linguistic theses should be sent to Jean Hudson.
Literary theses should be sent to Magnus Ullén.

The decision of the awards committees cannot be appealed.

Please share this information with your students and colleagues. For further details, see the SWESSE homepage.