Corson French Prize

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The Corson French Prize was founded in 1902 by Hiram Corson in memory of his wife Caroline Rollin Corson. The prizes will be awarded to the most distinguished essays on a subject in either French philology or French literature. It carries an award of $1,150 for the first prize winners and $650 for the second prize winners. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit an essay, and they will be assessed separately. Prior winners are not eligible.

All entries must be written in French, and may either be original essays or essays originally submitted for a course (in this case, they should be retyped, and all appropriate corrections and emendations made). In the introductory paragraph, candidates should state clearly and succinctly the thesis they are arguing in the essay.

Candidates should sign their essays with a fictitious name, and simply indicate their status (undergraduate or graduate). The real name of the competitor is to be enclosed in a sealed envelope attached to the entry.

Please submit your entry to Cal Hile in K165 Klarman Hall during normal business hours.

Deadline: April 30, 2019