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Prize Awards

The ACLA awards eight annual prizes:

The A. Owen Aldridge Prize
An annual paper competition for graduate students.

The Charles Bernheimer Prize
An annual prize awarded for an outstanding dissertation in comparative literature.

The Horst Frenz Prize
Awarded for an outstanding paper by a graduate student at the ACLA Annual Meeting.

The Harry Levin Prize
Annually awarded, respectively, to the best first book in comparative literature.

The René Wellek Prize
Annually awarded, respectively, to the best book overall in comparative literature.

The Presidential Master's Prize
Awarded to a thesis, report or substantial essay by a Master's student.

The Presidential Undergraduate Prize
Awarded to a substantial essay written by an undergraduate.

The Helen Tartar First Book Subvention Award
Awarded to ACLA-member authors who require subventions to ensure publication of their first books.