Spanish: Potter Prize

SUSAN ANTHONY POTTER PRIZES

IN SPANISH LITERATURE OF THE GOLDEN AGE 

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These prizes were instituted in 1908 by Professor Murray Anthony Potter in memory of his mother, Susan Anthony Potter, and endowed in 1957 through a bequest of his wife, Bessie Lincoln Potter. In Romance Languages and Literatures, two prizes are offered for the best essays on a subject dealing with Spanish literature of the Golden Age, i.e. Spanish and Hispanic American literature from 1492 to 1700: a first prize and a second prize. The competition is open to undergraduates in Harvard College.

Awarded annually for the best essay on Spanish Literature of the Golden Age, two monetary awards will be given.

  • Essays may be of any length.
  • Essays must treat Spanish or Spanish-American literature from 1492 through 1700.

Deadline for submission: April 27, 2017

 

Please submit essays to Cathy Downey, Boylston Hall, Room 405 (cdowney@fas.harvard.edu)

 

 

2016 Winners

• Henry Brooks, class of 2019, co-first prize winner for his submission “Se determinaba a espantar (como dicen en su idioma)”:1 Discurso, subversión y el alarido subalterno en Alboroto y motín, awarded $1,875

• Aurelio Muzaurieta (RLL Concentrator), class of 2017, co-first prize winner for his submission Don Quijote de la Mancha : Lecciones sobre la Imitación, awarded $1,875