Winner of the 2021 ASFS-AJFS Postgraduate Essay Prize

The Australian Society for French Studies and the Australian Journal of French Studies are thrilled to announce the winner of the 2021 ASFS-AJFS Postgraduate Essay Prize, Emma McNicol of Monash University. Emma’s essay entitled “The Pessimism Problem in Simone de Beauvoir’s Le deuxième sexe et La vieillesse » will receive a $500 cash prize and publication in the Australian Journal of French Studies.

The Society will celebrate Emma’s achievements at the upcoming ASFS Conference, Un.Sited, held virtually by the University of Queensland from 8-10 December 2021. Registration for the conference is currently open and available here.

Thanks to all our postgraduates who submitted an essay for this year’s competition. Each applicant has received detailed feedback to support them to pursue publication of their work. For future reference, the guidelines for the annual ASFS-AJFS prize can be found here.

Congratulations, Emma!