2024 Book Awards Shortlist

ESSE Book Awards 2024

For books first published in 2022 and 2023 (date on imprint page of published book)
Category A is open for all books
Category B is for the first book only

ESSE Book Awards Ceremony

Monday, August 26, 2024, 14.00, Lausanne
ESSE-17 Conference opening 13.30


In alphabetical order

1. English language and linguistics

    Category A (Open)

    1. Di Martino, Emilia. Indexing ‘Chav’ on Social Media: Transmodal Performances of Working-Class Subcultures. Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.
    2. Lawson, Robert. Language and Mediated Masculinities: Contexts, Cultures, Constraints. Oxford University Press, 2023.
    3. Mattiello, Elisa. Transitional Morphology. Combining Forms in Modern English. Cambridge University Press, 2022.

    Category B (First book)

    1. Pettersson-Traba, Daniela. The Development of the Concept of SMELL in American English: A Usage-Based View of Near-Synonymy. De Gruyter Mouton, 2022. 
    2. Rasse, Carina. Poetic Metaphors: Creativity and Interpretation. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2022.
    3. Sánchez Fajardo, José A. Pejorative Suffixes and Combining Forms in English. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2022.

    2. Literatures in the English language

      Category A (Open)

      1. Brasme, Isabelle. Writers at War: Exploring the Prose of Ford Madox Ford, May Sinclair, Siegfried Sassoon and Mary Borden. Routledge, 2023.
      2. Bricker, Andrew Benjamin. Libel and Lampoon: Satire in the Courts, 1670-1792. Oxford University Press, 2022.
      3. Mukherjee, Ankhi. Unseen City: The Psychic Lives of the Urban Poor. Cambridge UP, 2022.
      4. Rowland, Antony. Metamodernism and Contemporary British Poetry. Cambridge UP, 2022.
      5. Sell, Jonathan P. A. Shakespeare’s Sublime Ethos. Routledge, 2022.

      Category B (First book)

      1. Armie, Madalina. The Irish Short Story at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century: Tradition, Society and Modernity. Routledge, 2023.
      2. Callison, Jamie. Modernism and Religion: Between Orthodoxy and Mysticism. Edinburgh University Press, 2023.
      3. Pan, Caterina. Popular Theatre in Early Modern England, Germany and Italy (1570—1640): A Study in Intercultural Theatricality with an Analysis of Engelische Comedien und Tragedien (1620). Universitätsverlag Winter Heidelberg, 2023.
      4. Suoranta, Esko. The Sky Above the Port Was the Color of Capitalism: Literary Affordance and Technonaturalist Speculative Fiction. University of Helsinki, 2023.
      5. Van Dijck, Cedric. Modernism, Material Culture and the First World War. Edinburgh University Press, 2023.

      3. Cultural and area studies in English

        Category A (Open)

        1. Parageau, Sandrine. The Paradoxes of Ignorance in Early Modern England and France. Stanford UP, 2023.
        2. Rose, Arthur. Asbestos – The Last Modernist Object. Edinburgh UP, 2022.

        Category B (First book)

        1. Gómez-Muñoz, Pablo. Science Fiction Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Transnational Futures, Cosmopolitan Concerns. Routledge, 2023.