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.

 

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

 

2017 Winners

  • Justin Dower, (RLL Concentrator), Class of 2017, first prize winner for his submission "Rap-ítulo Primero: Que trata de Maese Pedro"
  • Henry Brooks, Class of 2019, second prize winner for his submission “Una escena campestre: Espacios íntimos, presencias fronterizas y una amistad bestial en el Quijote”