Awards + Prizes

Newton P. Stallknecht Memorial Essay Prize

In 1981, friends of Newton P. Stallknecht established this award in his memory. Professor Stallknecht (1906-1981) began teaching at Indiana University in 1949. He served as chair of the Philosophy department and as director of the School of Letters, and was a professor in the Comparative Literature department from its inception. He officially retired in 1977, but continued to teach for another three years, while his health permitted it.

The prize is awarded each spring for the best essay written during the preceding calendar year by a graduate student in a Comparative Literature course. A student need not be a Comparative Literature major to be eligible for the prize. There should be no restriction on the same student who has won the Stallknecht Prize in a previous year from winning it again for another paper.

Nominations are solicited from the faculty; interested students should consult with the appropriate faculty member, or with the chair of the department.