French: Jeremy Belknap Prize

Jeremy Belknap Prize for Best Writing in French by a Freshman

Application Deadline: May 6, 2019

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.

2019 Winner:  Anne Larsen (Class of 2022), for her submission “Une question de genre: la déclaration d’Olympe de Gouges”

Please submit your essay(s) electronically as a .pdf to Cathy Downey (cdowney@fas.harvard.edu

2018 Winner - Karina Dubrovskaya, for her submission "Pas de frères de sang"