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Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

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Essay Contest

Jewish Studies Essay Contest Winner 2012-2013

We had several worthy submissions to the annual competition for the best essay in the area of Jewish Studies. The winner is:

Anna Iskikian

who wrote her paper for English 371, Issues in Jewish-American Writing.

"A Comparison of Fictitious Histories in Jewish American Literatureis Anna’s essay.

A copy of this essay is available in the Jewish Studies Program office (Sierra Hall 194) for all to read and enjoy.

 

The Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program sponsors a $250 prize each year for the best paper in the area of Jewish Studies.

Eligibility:

Essays on topics related to Jewish history, literature, society, or arts written by a CSUN undergraduate for any CSUN course held Spring 2013 - Spring 2014. Essays must be submitted after they are graded; revisions are permitted. Open to students of all religious and ethnic backgrounds.

Format:

The essay may take the form of a case study, a report on research, or an analysis that is literary, philosophical, historical, biographical, sociological, or theological. The essay must be the original, unpublished work of the student.

Criteria:

The essays will be judged based on Jewish Studies content, quality of writing, clarity of argument, and originality.

Submission:

Submit a hard copy of the essay to the Jewish Studies Program, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, Sierra Hall 194, along with a completed entry form available in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies. Except for the entry form, the student's name should not appear anywhere on the submitted work. In addition, submit a digital copy in Word to jewish.studies@csun.edu – this copy should not include the student name. Only one submission per student is permitted.

Deadline:

Spring submission date is May 13. Final decisions are announced three weeks later.

Judging:

The contest will be judged by Jewish Studies Faculty.

 

Resources for Writing Your Essay