Dr. Rosoff’s Book Shortlisted for Anne Bloomfield Prize

By Caitlin Burns | April 22, 2020

Cover of British and American School Stories

Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies Dr. Nancy G. Rosoff’s recent book, British and American School Stories, 1910–1960: Fiction, Femininity, and Friendship, has made it to the shortlist for the Anne Bloomfield Prize.

The book, co-written with Dr. Stephanie Spencer, professor of the History of Women’s Education at the University of Winchester in England, examines school and college fiction written in the first half of the twentieth century for young women in Britain and the United States. The work explores the formation and ideologies of feminine identity through the analysis of fiction. 

The Anne Bloomfield Prize, offered by the History of Education Society (UK), goes to the best book written in English on the history of education and published between 2017 and 2019. The winners are to be announced at the society’s annual conference in Birmingham in November.