2011 R.H. Gapper Undergraduate Essay Prize
The Society for French Studies is delighted to announce the result of the 2011 R.H. Gapper Undergraduate Essay Prize.
Martina Williams (University of Nottingham): ‘For John Locke, memory was a condition, sine qua non, for selfhood. To what extent is this idea prefigured, referenced, critiqued and/or parodied in Montaigne’s Essais, Du côté de chez Swann and Molloy?’
Joint runners-up/Highly commended:
Joseph Revill (University of Warwick): ‘To what extent was there opposition to Napoleon between the years 1799-1815?’
Edmund Chambers (University of Nottingham): ‘In what sense, and to what extent, does Beckett’s work attest to “the death of the subject”?’
The prize is awarded by the Society for French Studies for an essay in English or French, of between 2,000 and 5,000 words, on any subject within the scope of French studies. The award is for outstanding academic merit at undergraduate level, and the judges are a subcommittee of the Trustees of the Society for French Studies. The award includes a cash prize of £250, expenses-paid travel to the next annual conference of the Society for French Studies, mention in French Studies Bulletin and on the Society for French Studies website as well as consideration for publication in French Studies Bulletin.