Each year the Department awards the following prizes for academic achievement in BA and MA programmes.
This year's winners
- Sara Lopes Borga (2019-20 winner of the Bart Moore-Gilbert Prize)
- Antoinette Munir and Ray Simms (2019-20 winners of the ECL Undergraduate Dissertation Prize)
- Romina Duffy (2019-20 winner of the Christine Swayne Memorial Award)
- TBC (2019-20 winner of the Winifred Hyde Prize)
- Anna Hartnett (2019-20 winner of the Hayley Davis Prize)
- Scarlet Clark (2019-20 winner of the MA Literary Studies Prize)
- Shaquille Kabba (2019-20 winner of the Joseph Prize)
- Maya Owen (2019-20 winner of the First Year Essay Prize)
With the exception of the First Year Essay Prize, no application is necessary. Further details of ECL prizes are available from the Departmental Business Manager, Emily Guest.
Bart Moore-Gilbert Postcolonial Essay Prize
This award was established in 2018 in memory of Professor Bart Moore-Gilbert, who joined Goldsmiths in 1989 and taught here until 2015 when he retired shortly before passing away. It is awarded each year, in acknowledgement of Professor Moore-Gilbert’s distinguished contributions to the field of Postcolonial Studies, to the level 6 (final year undergraduate) or level 7 (MA) assignment achieving the highest first-class or distinction mark that year in any area of postcolonial studies. The value of the award is £150.
Hayley Davis Prize
This prize was established in 2009 in memory of Dr Hayley Davis, Lecturer (and later Senior Lecturer) in the Department of English and Comparative Literature from 1991 to 2005. It is awarded each year to the best MA or BA dissertation in linguistics in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. The value of the award is £150.
Winifred Hyde Prize
This award is made each year for the best performance (i.e. the highest overall mark) in the final examination/assessment for the BA English (including any other in-house degree in ECL). The value of the award is £150.
ECW Undergraduate Dissertation Prize
This prize was established in 2015 and is awarded each year to the undergraduate dissertation awarded the highest mark across the Department as a whole. The value of the award is £150.
MA Literary Studies Prize
This prize is awarded for the highest overall grade in MA Literary Studies. The value of the award is £150.
Christine Swayne Memorial Award
This award was established in 2005 in memory of a former undergraduate student in the Department. It is made each year to the ‘most improved’ student completing level 5 of any of the department’s BA programmes, and whose results show a ‘quantum leap’ from level-4 results to level-5 results. The value of the award is £75.
This award was established in 2004, as a result of a donation from Yvonne Yuille in memory of her parents, Angela and Alston Joseph. It is made each year to the student with the best results in level 4 modules, having entered the department as a result of the successful completion of a foundation programme. The value of the award is £75.
First-Year Essay Prize
This award was established in 2006 through the generosity of a former lecturer in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, Dr Sam Matthews. The value of the award is £75.