Modern Languages Professor and student win national prizes

Professor Patrick McGuinness has the won the 2012 Writers Guild Award for Best Fiction for his book The Last Hundred Days.

Miss Amy Cowan (Hertford College) has won the 2012 R.H. Gapper Undergraduate Essay Prize for her essay on the topic: ‘A la recherche du temps perdu has been described as an epistemological quest. Explain and exemplify what this might mean.’  The essay was judged outstanding by both the initial readers in the first round, and by the second round panel of judges.

The prize is awarded by the Society for French Studies for an essay in English or French, of between 2,000 and 5,000 words, on any subject within the scope of French studies. The award is for outstanding academic merit at undergraduate level, and the judges are a subcommittee of the Trustees of the Society for French Studies.

Miss Jessica Benhamou (St Hugh’s College), must also be congratulated as being among the shortlist of six considered in the second round.

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