French: Jeremy Belknap Prize

Jeremy Belknap Prize for Best Writing in French by a Freshman

Awarded for the best writing sample in French completed for a course offered by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures during the academic year.

  • Prize is open to current freshmen only.
  • Essay must have been written for a course offered by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures this academic year.
  • Students must have had no previous immersion in the French languages, such as living for an extended period in a French-speaking country or living in a household where French is spoken.
  • Writing sample may be of any length and may concern any topic but must be non-fictional in nature: literature, film, culture, history, etc.
  • Submit graded work with instructor’s comments. If there is more than one draft, please include all drafts. You may not approach anyone for additional assistance with your submission.
  • You may submit a maximum of two separate essays.

 

2017 Winner – Rebecca Thau (Class of 2020), for her submission “Les conceptions de la justice: Les Mystères de Paris d’Eugène Sue versus Paris d’Émile Zola”