The following students were awarded prizes this month by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures:
Timothy John Attanucci ’03 won the Bernhard Blume Award for his thesis “Literal Transfigurations: The Rhetoric of Metamorphosis in Kafka, Hesse and Woolf.” This prize is awarded to the graduating senior who has written the best honors thesis on a German subject and whose performance in courses offered toward the concentration is of equal merit.
Justice Kraus was awarded the Bernhard Blume Award for excellence in course work in the first three terms of graduate studies. Kraus is a second-year graduate student in the department.
Robert Lemon was presented with the Jack M. Stein Teaching Fellow Prize in German, awarded each year to a teaching fellow who conducts undergraduate sections with the highest measure of pedagogical skills, linguistic proficiency, enthusiasm, and commitment to students’ learning and welfare.
Tamar Abramov, a graduate student in the Department of Comparative Literature, was awarded the Esther Sellholm Walz Prize for the best graduate essay dealing with a scholarly subject in German literature and philology. Her paper was titled “Die Letzte Welt: Time, Myth, History and Fiction in Ransmayr’s Novel.”
Lauren Schuker ’06 won the Carl Schurz Prize, awarded for the purchase of books. The prize is given to the freshman not needing financial aid who achieves the highest score in the German A midyear examination and who has not studied German before enrolling in the course.