Philip M. Hicks Prize for Literary Criticism

The Department of English Literature announces its contest for the Philip M. Hicks Prize for Literary Criticism. The Hicks prizes, totaling $900, are endowedby friends of Philip M. Hicks, former Professor of English and Chairman of the Department of English Literature. Students from any major are eligible for the competition. The essays, no more than 20 pages in length, not counting notes and bibliography, may be on any topic in the field of literature in English.

Papers must be submitted to the English Department no later than 4:00 pm on Thursday April, 25. 2013.  Papers must be typewritten, double-spaced and proofread, with all pages numbered, plus a properly done Works Cited list at the end (not part of the 20pp. word limit).

Submissions must be printed and turned in to LPAC 202, not emailed.  The author should not include her/his name on the paper, but should sign it with a pseudonym.  The author's name and telephone number or email where s/he can be reached in May should be put in a sealed envelope (with the pseudonym on the outside) and submitted with the paper. 

Papers that do not adhere to the above criteria will be ineligible for prizes.  Prize winners will be notified sometime in May.   Selected English Department faculty will judge this year's submissions.