Winner of the WCGS Book Prize for 2019: Matthew Birkhold

Thursday, January 28, 2021
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The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is happy to announce the winner of the WCGS Book Prize for first books published in 2019. Characters before Copyright: The Rise and Regulation of Fan Fiction in Eighteenth-Century Germany, written by Matthew H. Birkhold and published by Oxford University Press, was selected from a shortlist of seven excellent academic monographs. The prize includes a cash award of CAD $3,000.

Congratulations, Matthew! 

To learn more about the book prize, go to our WCGS Book Prize page.