Academic journal article Thomas Wolfe Review

The John Robert Bittner Student Literary Prize for the Thomas Wolfe Society

Academic journal article Thomas Wolfe Review

The John Robert Bittner Student Literary Prize for the Thomas Wolfe Society

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An annual prize open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in not-for-profit colleges and universities worldwide

Purpose: To foster and recognize scholarship about Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) by undergraduate and graduate students, and to encourage participation in the Thomas Wolfe Society's annual conferences.

Eligibility: Students must be currently enrolled as full-time at an accredited, not-for-profit institution of higher education, or have graduated from the same within the past year. The literary essays and abstracts must be the original work of the student submitting.

Rules and Procedures: The student must submit an abstract of at least 300 words, along with a brief biographical statement, CV, or list of relevant academic awards or coursework. The student is also encouraged to have a faculty member submit a letter of support, addressing the student's academic promise and engagement with Wolfe. The abstract is submitted in anticipation of an original paper presentation at the Thomas Wolfe Society's annual conference. This presentation will be 15 to 20 minutes long, focusing on Wolfe's writing, life, literary influence, legacy, and/or concern for issues of his time. To qualify for the prize, the student must deliver the presentation at the Thomas Wolfe Society's annual conference. …

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