AHCT Prizes

AHCT Prizes – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Deadline for Submissions: 15 October 2021

The Franklin Smith Comedia Translation Prize is awarded every three years to an outstanding translation into English for performance of a Golden Age play. This prize is intended to encourage the continued translation of the great corpus of comedias and other works of Hispanic classical theater for an English-speaking audience. The prize, which consists of a certificate and recognition on the AHCT website and conference program, will be presented to the winning author at the association’s annual symposium (or shortly thereafter if the winner is not present).

Nominations in digital form are preferred and may be submitted by sending the relevant media or URL with a message identifying the work to rbayliss@ku.edu. To submit a hard copy, translators or publishers should send three copies and confirmation of the author’s AHCT membership to AHCT Translation Prize, Attn: Rob Bayliss, Department of Spanish & Portuguese University of Kansas 2650 Wescoe Hall Lawrence, KS 66045. Entries may be sent at any time but must be received by 15 October 2021 to be considered for the current award cycle. Membership may be established at the time of submission.

Publishers may enter more than one title, but no work may be entered in more than one AHCT competition, nor may translators self-nominate more than one translation for this award cycle. For further information, contact Rob Bayliss at rbayliss@ku.edu.

The Matthew Stroud Comedia Article Prize is awarded every three years to the outstanding scholarly article or book chapter published by a current member of the association during the past three years (2019-2021), with preference given to articles emphasizing the performance of Hispanic classical theater. The prize, which consists of a certificate and recognition on the AHCT website and conference program, will be presented to the winning author at the association’s annual symposium (or shortly thereafter if the winner is not present).

Digital submissions are preferred and may be submitted by sending the relevant media or URL and a letter identifying the work to Rob Bayliss at rbayliss@ku.edu. To enter an article into the competition via hard copy, authors or publishers should send three copies and confirmation of the author’s membership in the AHCT to AHCT Comedia Article Prize, Attn: Rob Bayliss, Department of Spanish & Portuguese University of Kansas 2650 Wescoe Hall Lawrence, KS 66045. Entries may be sent at any time but must be received by 15 October of 2021 to be considered for the current award cycle. Excluding co-authored articles, authors may submit only one article for this competition. Publishers may enter more than one article, but no work may be entered in more than one AHCT competition. Membership may be established at the time of submission. For further information, contact Rob Bayliss at rbayliss@ku.edu.

2021 AHCT Founders’ Prizes Winners:

The Walker Reid Comedia Production Prize: Teatro Inverso’s Rosaura

The David Gitlitz Comedia Prize in Pedagogy and Mentorship:

Winner: Glenda Y. Nieto-Cuebas, Ohio Wesleyan University

Nominees: Erin Cowling, MacEwan University; Kerry Wilks, Wichita State University; Jason Yancey, Grand Valley State University

2020 AHCT Founder’s Prize Winners:

The Vern Williamsen Comedia Book Prize: Yolanda Gamboa and Bonnie Gasior, co-editors of Making Sense of the Senses: Current Approaches in Spanish Comedia Criticism (2017).

The Donald Dietz Comedia Prize in Service to the AHCT: Lynn Vidler, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Approved by the AHCT board 3/30, 2016