The Mary K. Kirtz Literary Essay Prize in International Literature

The Mary K. Kirtz Literary Essay Prize in International Literature, funded by Dr. Mary K. Kirtz, honors the achievements of her students who studied Canadian, Modern Russian, Modern European, and Holocaust literatures in the Department of English. This literary prize will be awarded for an outstanding undergraduate or graduate essay on any world literature topic; the essays must be written about writers/works from countries other than the U.S. or Great Britain.



Who can enter:

Any UA undergraduate or graduate student.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit one essay written within the past year for an English Department course concerning international literature, including Holocaust literatures.
  • Essay must be between 6-25 pages in length.
  • Essay must be double-spaced in 12-point font and follow MLA guidelines.
  • Your name should not appear on the essay itself. Instead, include a cover page with your name, student ID, and UA email address.
  • Save the title of your document in “LAST NAME-Award Title” format (for example, SMITH-Kirtz Prize).
  • Upload your document in PDF form.
  • Access to the submission form will re-open in the Spring 2023 semester.