R. Gapper undergraduate essay prize: winners announced

The Society for French Studies is delighted to announce the winner of the 2020 Gapper Undergraduate Essay Prize, Francesca Hearing (Oxford), for her essay entitled: ‘For Abdelkebir Khatibi, the Mediterranean is a space which allows and offers the potential to “transformer les souffrances et humiliations et dépressions dans la relation aux autres”. Discuss with reference to ONE OR MORE writers. Your answer may draw on the Mediterranean or any other body of water.’

The judging panel would also like to congratulate the two runners-up, Clíona Nic Lochlainn (UCD), for her essay entitled ‘Analyse, with reference to two plays studied, the interplay between the representation of origins and the representation of gender in Racine’ and Anna Gier (Oxford), for her essay entitled ‘Le poète demeure ouvert à l’expérience d’un sacré qui se définit par la séparation et qui confronte l’homme à ce qui le déborde’ (COLLOT). Discuss the work of TWO OR MORE poets in the light of this quotation.’

Further information on this annual prize is available here.