Elizabeth Dietz Memorial Award
The Elizabeth Dietz Memorial Award, established in 2005 in memory of Professor Dietz of Rice University, is awarded annually for the best book published in early modern studies. The award consists of a certificate to the author and the publishing house and a monetary award to the author.
Elizabeth Dietz died of cancer in the spring of 2005. She had only been a member of the Department of English for a few years but she had come to mean a great deal to her colleagues in the department and the School of Humanities. She held creative writing and scholarly graduate degrees from the University of Iowa, and left a surprisingly forceful impact on the department and her students given the relative brevity of her time at Rice. Her courage in the face of successive illnesses and drastic treatments, her enthusiasm for Renaissance literature and art, and her devotion to her students moved her colleagues and friends to establish a memorial in her memory.
The award, made possible largely through gifts from her family and friends and resources from the Dean of Humanities at Rice University, is intended to honor Professor Dietz's capacity to inspire creative and innovative scholarship fully aware of the traditions from which it emerges.
The award is sponsored by an endowed fund under direction of the Office of the Dean of Humanities and the Department of English at Rice University and managed by SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900. Those seeking more information about the award process should contact SEL at 713-348-4697.
The Oxford Handbook to Early Modern Theatre
2012 Award Recipient: Richard Dutton
The Ohio State University
for his contribution to Early Modern Studies as the general editor of
Oxford University Press
Previous Award Recipients:
2011: Gary Taylor, Florida State University and John Lavagnino, King's College London
Thomas Middleton: The Collected Works and Thomas Middleton and
Early Modern Textual Culture, Clarendon Press/Oxford University Press
¥ 2010: Margreta de Grazia, University of Pennsylvania
"Hamlet" Without Hamlet, Cambridge
2009: Alison Shell, Durham University UK
Oral Culture and Catholicism in Early Modern England, Cambridge
Whitney, University of Nevada – Las Vegas
Early Responses to Renaissance
2007: Robert Watson, University of California - Los Angeles
Back to Nature: The Green and the Real in the Late Renaissance, University of Pennsylvania Press
Lesser, University of Pennsylvania
Renaissance Drama and the Politics
of Publication: Readings in the English Book Trade, Cambridge University Press