5th Annual Lawrence R. Schehr Memorial Award winner announced…

Contemporary French Civilization (CFC), published by Liverpool University Press, is pleased to announce the results of the 5th Annual Lawrence R. Schehr Memorial Award competition for the best conference paper submitted by a junior colleague in the field of contemporary French civilization and cultural studies.

We received many excellent submissions again this year and would like to thank all of our junior colleagues who submitted essays for this competition. We would strongly encourage you to continue sending us your work in the future- both for the Schehr Memorial Award and for potential publication.

2016 Award Recipient: 

Dr. Patricia Goldsworthy (Western Oregon
 University) for her essay, “Orientalist Legacies and Photography in Contemporary Morocco” in which she examines the re-appropriation of the colonial heritage by photographer Lalla Essaydi in her two series, “Converging Territories” and “Les Femmes du Maroc” and by scholars of the Groupe de Recherches et d’Etudes sur Casablanca (GREC) at the Université Hassan II in their publication of Casablanca rétro.

The award recipient has been invited to publish an expanded version of the winning essay, after further peer review, in a forthcoming issue of CFC.

Congratulations to Dr. Goldsworthy for her excellent essay!


For more information about our winning author, please visit:

Details on next year’s competition will be available in early 2016 on H-France, Francofil, and the CFC journal website at:

– Denis Provencher, editor of Contemporary French Civilization