Submissions for the 2009 Joseph W. Houppert Memorial Competition must be turned in by Wednesday, April 1, 2009.
Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit their best essay on Shakespeare to the English Undergraduate Office (Susquehanna 2115) by April 1, 2009. Essays must have been written since February 2008. All essays must follow competition guidelines and must include the cover sheet available here.
The Houppert prize was named for Joseph W. Houppert, a Shakespeare expert and a distinguished member of Maryland's Department of English from 1963 to 1979. During his tenure here, Professor Houppert exhibited a great concern for the teaching of undergraduate students. To honor Professor Houppert's many contributions, his colleagues established this competition to be held in his memory, with a prize of $100.00 to be awarded annually to the undergraduate who has submitted the best essay on Shakespeare. Prize and certificate will be awarded at the May commencement ceremony.
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