Nancy Dasher Book Award

The Nancy Dasher Award, given by the College English Association of Ohio (CEAO), recognizes outstanding publications by faculty members from a CEAO-member department in one of three areas each year: professional and pedagogical issues, creative writing, and literary scholarship and criticism (including theory). The 2017-2018 award will be in the category of literary or rhetorical analysis/criticism.  All books published during the calendar years 2015-2017 are eligible for nomination.

Please note that CEAO is the only higher-education English association in Ohio and an affiliate of the College English Association. As such, we wish to honor the work of Ohio creative writers.

Requirements: The work must be authored by an Ohio resident, peer-reviewed, and published between 2015 and 2017 by a reputed press. A quality scholarly work, it must provide an original contribution to the field; edited anthologies do not qualify. On-line publications will be handled on a case by case basis.

Nomination Procedure: The chair of each member department that has paid its CEAO dues for the academic year 2017-18 may nominate one or more books by members of his or her faculty, based on department size. Departments with 1-10 members may submit one entry; 11-30 may submit two entries; 31-50 may submit three entries; and over 50 may submit four.  Additional submissions may be considered on a case by case basis. The CEAO membership dues form is available at

Please send three copies of each nominated work to

Dr. Dirk Remley
Department of English
Kent State University
P. O. Box 5190, Kent, OH
44242-0001E-mail: dremley at

Alternatively, submitters may send one physical copy and one electronic copy.

Please include a short cover note indicating that the books are to be considered for the Nancy Dasher Award.

Deadline for receipt of nominations: February 15, 2018.

The Nancy Dasher Award is announced formally at the annual Spring Meeting of CEAO.