South Atlantic Review Essay Prize

Each year, the SAR Essay Prize Committee reviews the entirety of the previous volume and selects one essay to recognize for exceptional scholarship and contribution to the journal.

The author(s) of the winning essay receive(s) an honorarium of $500 and complimentary registration for the next annual conference. 

Nominations are not required for this award; all essays published in SAR are considered.

SAR Prize Winner for Volume 86

Bridgette W. Gunnels
Oxford College of Emory University

Ashley Bruder
Independent Scholar

“Who is the Monster Here? Community, Disability, and Violence in Tod Browning's 'Freaks' (1932) and Horacio Quiroga's 'The Decapitated Chicken' (1917” (86.3)

Honorable Mention
Jurgen E. Grandt
University of North Georgia
"Mysterious Rootlessness: Improvisation and Divestment in Jackie Kay's Trumpet" (86.1)