Writing Contest Winners StageofLife. You will find the links to winning essays of our monthly story and writing contests on this page, along with a link to our exclusive teen trend reports - a comprehensive summary containing the statistics and essays for each teen writing prompt. The writers featured below submitted an outstanding essay for the monthly writing contest that was deemed "the best" by the Stage of Life Editorial team.
The Bad Writing Contest celebrates the most stylistically lamentable passages found in scholarly books and articles published in the last few years.
Ordinary journalism, fiction, departmental memos, etc.
Deliberate parody cannot be allowed in a field where unintended self-parody is so widespread. Two of the most popular and influential literary scholars in the U. Bhabha, a leading voice in the fashionable academic field of postcolonial studies, produced the second-prize winner.
That these scholars must know what they are doing is indicated by the fact that the winning entries were all published by distinguished presses and academic journals.
The move from a structuralist account in which capital is understood to structure social relations in relatively homologous ways to a view of hegemony in which power relations are subject to repetition, convergence, and rearticulation brought the question of temporality into the thinking of structure, and marked a shift from a form of Althusserian theory that takes structural totalities as theoretical objects to one in which the insights into the contingent possibility of structure inaugurate a renewed conception of hegemony as bound up with the contingent sites and strategies of the rearticulation of power.
Bhabha, a professor of English at the University of Chicago. He writes in The Location of Culture Routledge, If, for a while, the ruse of desire is calculable for the uses of discipline soon the repetition of guilt, justification, pseudo-scientific theories, superstition, spurious authorities, and classifications can be seen as the desperate effort to "normalize" formally the disturbance of a discourse of splitting that violates the rational, enlightened claims of its enunciatory modality.
This prize-winning entry was nominated by John D. Peters of the University of Iowa, who describes it as "quite splendid: The author is Timothy W. Luke, and the article is entitled, "Museum Pieces: The passage goes on to explain that museum fossils and artifacts are "strange superconductive conduits, carrying the vital elan of contemporary biopower.
It was located by M. Devaney, an editor at the University of Nebraska Press. The author is D.
Leahy, writing in Foundation: Matter the Body Itself. Total presence breaks on the univocal predication of the exterior absolute the absolute existent of that of which it is not possible to univocally predicate an outside, while the equivocal predication of the outside of the absolute exterior is possible of that of which the reality so predicated is not the reality, viz.
This is the real exteriority of the absolute outside: The precision of the shining of the light breaking the dark is the other-identity of the light. Devaney calls this book "absolutely, unequivocally incomprehensible.The winner of this year’s Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, the XXXIVth Lyttoniad, is William "Barry" Brockett of Tallahassee, Florida, a year-old building contractor who has specialized in additions, home makeovers, and bathroom/kitchen remodels for .
The Philosophy and Literature Bad Writing Contest ran from to For an essay giving background on the contest, click here. We are pleased to announce winners of the fourth Bad Writing Contest, sponsored by the scholarly journal Philosophy and Literature.
Since the Bulwer Lytton Fiction Contest has challenged man, woman, and (precocious) child to write an atrocious opening sentence to a hypothetical bad novel. Intrigued? Read all about it. The contest has spawned a number of books featuring selections from the contest entries. The books are now out of print (such is the state of our country today), but you may be able to secure copies for yourself and your innumerable admirers from the links below.
The Bad Writing Contest attempts to locate the ugliest, most stylistically awful passage found in a scholarly book or article published in the last few years. Ordinary journalism, fiction, etc. are not eligible, nor are parodies: entries must be non-ironic, from actual serious academic journals or books.
The contest is to produce the best edited version of the sentence. The prize is a copy of my guide, 60 Quick Word Fixes. The guide explains and illustrates 60 confusing word pairs such as affect/effect, bad/badly, complement/compliment, and comprise/compose.