Jessica König wins Essay Prize 2023

We warmly congratulate our student Jessica König and happily announce her paper on Herman Melville’s "Moby-Dick" as the winner of the Essay Prize for Papers in English and American Literatures 2023!

Ms. König's paper "Nature and its 'Larger, Darker, Deeper Part' – Negotiating Transcendentalism in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick" has been selected in a blind review process for its excellent analysis of the novel's resistance to "absolute interpretation". We are happy to present Ms. König with a 30 Euro gift certificate from buchbar and thank our sponsor for their support.

Read the paper here.

An honorary mention goes out to Tanja Hemmann, whose paper "The Immigrant Woman’s Body. Female Characters in a Nativist World in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets" is the runner-up in this year's competition.