Student Level: Graduate
Distribution: Annual Award
This prize honors the memory of Donald A. Keister, a former chair of the Department of English and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The essay prize will be awarded each April for an outstanding essay in literary studies written by a graduate student and chosen by a committee of English graduate literature faculty selected by the Chair of the department.
Currently enrolled UA graduate students who have written an essay in literary studies for a course in the Department of English are eligible to apply.