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Saturday, 8 August 2015

Thomas Hardy Essay Competition - THE PATRICK TOLFREE STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION 2015 (Closing Date 30 September 2015)

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"The theme for this year's competition is 'Hardy in the World'. Essays of not more than 4000 words in length are warmly invited which may focus on, but are by no means limited to, the following -

-How Hardy's works are received in different cultures and countries
-How Hardy is taught in different cultures and countries
-Translating Hardy
-Similarities/differences between how Dorset and Dorset characters are represented by Hardy compared to the literature of other geographical locations
-The impact Hardy and his works have made upon a reader for whom English is a second language
-The changing reception of Hardy and his works geographically over time
-Hardy in the country versus Hardy in the city

Any aspect of Hardy's oeuvre may be focussed upon, whether it be novels, short stories, poems, essays or architectural work. The closing date for submissions is 30th September, 2015. The winner will receive a prize of £250 along with a year's free membership of the Thomas Hardy Society, and will have the pleasure of seeing their essay published in the Hardy Society Journal".

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