Nichols Graduate Award


The BCPCS Conference is pleased to announce the competition for the third annual Nichols Graduate Award, given annually for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the Conference.


All graduate students registered for and presenting at the conference are eligible to compete for the Nichols Graduate Award.


Those interested in competing for the Nichols Graduate Award should attach a COMPLETED copy of their paper to be presented at the Conference to an email addressed to this address: Entrants should also attach a copy of their current CV to the email. Both documents should be in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf formats.


All papers to be considered for the 2018 award must be submitted before midnight EST on January 15, 2018. Late entries will not be considered.


The $500 award will be presented prior to the Keynote address on February 17, 2018

James Nichols

Formerly the Chair of the English Department at Georgia Southern University, Jim Nichols was one of the founders of the BCPCS Conference, in 1992. Throughout his career, Jim served his students, the department, and the University. Upon his retirement, his philanthropic generosity has supported his former colleagues, as he created and sustains the Nichols/Hamlet Foreign Travel Endowment, which offers an annual award supporting faculty travel abroad.

   With the Nichols Award, Jim now helps to ensure the continued success of the conference and encourage the next generation of scholars in postcolonial and transnational studies.