Awards & Prizes

The Neal Oxenhandler Prize

Established in 1993, The Neal Oxenhandler Prize is awarded to a senior major who has done outstanding work in Comparative Literature.

  • 2012 – Madeline L. Sims '12
  • 2011 – Matthew E. Rodriguez '11
  • 2010 – Alexander J. Lambrow '10 

The Mary and Melvin Hershenson 1933 Prize

Established in 1987, The Mary and Melvin Hershenson 1933 Prize is presented to a senior majoring in Comparative Literature who has demonstrated outstanding intellectual rigor, agility, and originality.

  • 2017 - Elise S. Wien '17
  • 2015 - Gabriela Joesbachvili '15
  • 2015 - Thomas P. Owen '15
  • 2015 - Benjamin M. Randolph '15
  • 2011 – Rahul R. Malik '11
  • 2010 - Emily K Kane '10

Charles C. Bernheimer Prize

Awarded to a graduating major whose senior research work has made the best use of innovative approaches to the discipline of Comparative Literature.

  • 2017 - Malcolm J. Salovaara '17