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. See below for previous prize winners.
The winners of the 2016 prize were announced at the BCLA Postgraduate Reception, which took place on 7 November 2016. The jury, which consisted of members of the BCLA Executive Committee, awarded the following:
First prize: Susannah Stevenson (UCL) for “(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 “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 “Renewing Minor Literature: Laferrière, Deleuze, and Guattari at the ‘Académie française’”.