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We are delighted to announce that Samuel Myers (Balliol College) has been voted the winner of the 2022 R. Gapper Undergraduate Essay Prize, for his essay on “French Poetry of the Mid-Sixteenth Century / ‘L’humour dans un recueil poétique dépend surtout de l’importance accordée au « moi » de l’auteur.’”

The prize is awarded annually by the Society for French Studies for the best essay submitted by an undergraduate student at a university based in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland. Samuel’s award includes:

  • a cash prize of £250
  • expenses-paid travel to the next annual conference of the Society for French Studies
  • mention in the French Studies Bulletin and on the Society for French Studies website