The British Comparative Literature Association offers an annual prize for an essay written in English on any aspect of comparative literature in memory of Arthur Terry (1927–2004), who served as President of the BCLA for many years. Arthur Terry was Emeritus Professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex, and one of the world’s most distinguished critics of Catalan literature for which he received many awards.
The aim of the Arthur Terry Postgraduate Essay Prize is to recognise work of outstanding merit at Master’s level. There are two prizes of £200 and £100, and the winning entrants are also given one-year free BCLA membership.
The jury, which consisted of members of the BCLA Executive Committee, awarded the following:
- 1st prize (£200) to Han Hu, who has graduated with Distinction from St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, with a Masters degree in Modern Languages.
Her winning essay is entitled: “Centres on the Margin and the Doubly Marginalised“.
- 2nd prize (£100) to Matthias Beckonert, who will graduate with Distinction in November 2022 from the School of Modern Languages, University of St. Andrews, with a Masters Degree in German and Comparative Literature.
His winning essay is entitled: “Imagine (Other Beings): The Animal Gaze in Baudelaire, Robertson, and Varo“.
We warmly congratulate the winners on their success.