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Burckhardt Honors Award in Literary/Cultural Criticism

Sigurd Burckhardt, a renowned scholar and founding member of the Department of Literature, joined UCSD in 1963 as a Professor of German Literature. Professor Burckhardt was a true comparatist, with special interests in Shakespeare, Goethe, and Kleist, and also in literary theory. A significant aspect of his role at UCSD was his being central in the establishment of the Revelle Humanities sequence, in form a model for the other such sequences on this campus. Upon his death in 1966, a memorial fund in his honor was established to award a prize each year to an outstanding literary/cultural criticism honors thesis in Literature.

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2023 Winner:
Zerui Pan
"The Body and the Song: East Asian Women Writers Experimenting with a Feminine Mode of Science Fiction Writing"