Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pacific University Award in Literary Analysis

Aim:  To recognize the sophistication of critical writing produced by emerging literary scholars at Pacific.

The Pacific University Award in Literary Analysis is given to the best submissions of critical writing produced by students in literature courses during 2011 (spring or fall) or spring 2012.   (This includes majors, minors, and students in other majors taking literature courses. To avoid any conflict of interest, all submissions will be judged by an outside scholar/reviewer.

1st Prize:  $200
2nd Prize:  $50
1 honorable mention

The 1st Prize essay will be published in Plum (Pacific’s Literature by Undergraduates Magazine).

Submission guidelines:
Students may submit one critical essay up to 20 pages in length.
Format:   Each submission must have a cover sheet with the following information:
 1) Name of writer
 2) Writer’s email address
 4)  Title
 5) Literature course (an Engl course), professor’s name, and semester in which work was produced.   (The piece must be written for a course at Pacific during spring semester 2011, fall semester 2011 or spring semester 2012.)

Page layout:   12 point font, double-spaced, 1" margins.    MLA format.
The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the essay’s pages.   Number all pages.
Put your submission in a 9 x 11 inch envelope and mark on it “Literary Analysis Competition”
Submit to Prof. Kathlene Postma’s mailbox at Bates House.
Deadline:  March 31, 2012