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R. Gapper Postgraduate Essay prize

We are pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s R. Gapper Postgraduate Essay Prize is Charlotte Thevenet, a doctoral researcher at University College London. The prize was awarded for an essay entitled ‘Réponse du « Juif » à l’antisémite: Derrida, commentateur de Hegel et Genet’. 

The Society offers its congratulations to Charlotte Thevenet on her achievement, and also to the joint runners-up for this year’s award: Liam Lewis of the University of Warwick (for an essay entitled ‘Sight, Sound, and the ‘Cri’ of the Mandrake in the Bestiary by Philippe de Thaon’) and Rebecca Sugden of the University of Cambridge (for an essay entitled ‘Malicious Fictions and Secret Histories in Balzac’s Une ténébreuse affaire’). 

The R. Gapper Postgraduate Essay Prize consists of an award of £750 together with expenses-paid participation in the Annual Conference of the Society, to be held this year at University College Cork from 2 to 4 July. 

The Society for French Studies gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the R. Gapper Charitable Trust for this prize.

More information about the annual R. Gapper postgraduate prize, including a list of previous winners, may be found here.

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