Arthur Terry Postgraduate Essay Prize Winners

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. See the Arthur Terry Postgraduate Essay Prize for conditions for entry.

The winner of the 2017 prize was announced at the BCLA AGM, which took place on 18th November 2017 at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. The jury, which consisted of members of the BCLA Executive Committee, awarded a single prize, to:

William Rees (Goldsmiths, University of London) for “Adventure and inertia: death, homecoming and glory in The Odyssey”.

Winners of the Arthur Terry Postgraduate Essay Prize for 2016

First prize: Susannah STEVENSON (UCL) for an essay on ‘(Artificial) silk girls: Silk as a social signifier in the changing consumer societies of Émile Zola’s Au Bonheur des Dames and Irmgard Keun’s Das kunstseidene Mädchen’.

Second prize: Hajer GAM (UCL) for an essay on ‘Death, Life and Love as forms of consumption in Emile Zola’s Au Bonheur des Dames and Thérèse Raquin’.

Third prize: Benjamin MAPPIN-KASIRER (Oxford) for an essay on ‘Renewing Minor Literature: Laferrière, Deleuze, and Guattari at the ‘Académie française’’.

Winners of the Arthur Terry Postgraduate Essay Prize for 2015

First prize: Alexandra Dantzlerward (Queen Mary University of London) for an essay on ‘The Royal Robe of Language: an analogy of translation: Virginia Woolf’s poetic style in ‘The String Quartet’.

Second prize: Leila Essa (Cambridge University) for an essay on ‘Texas Childhood around 2000: Reading Richard Linklater’s Boyhood with Benjamin’.

Third prize: Alice Paul (UEA) for an essay on ‘Skopos and Spijkerschrift: (Re)presenting “otherness” in the paratexts of books written by ‘Dutch writers of non-Dutch descent’.