Sokel Prize

Walter H. Sokel Essay Prize

Award of $300
For Best Essay of 3,500 words on a Topic in German Literature or Culture


Thanks to a generous grant from Prof. Walter H. Sokel (1917-2014), the German Department is offering a prize of $300 to the best essay of at least 3,500 words on German literature or culture. The essay may be in English or German. Students may submit revised and/or expanded essays completed for classes taught by the German Department. Final papers written for courses during Spring 2018 may be eligible.

Entries should be submitted to Professor Paul Dobryden of the German Department by April 12, 2019.