The Ben Auburn Award competitors, open to all undergraduate college students at The College of Akron, provides a $500 prize.
The Williams Honors School of The College of Akron is searching for undergraduate college students to submit works for the Ben Auburn Award of Cultural Criticism.
The Ben Auburn Award competitors is open to all undergraduate college students at The College of Akron. The primary prize in every class is $500.
Entries are due by April 22, 2022.
There are two classes for submissions:.The primary is a bit of labor specializing in cultural criticism that identifies how tradition adapts and modifications inside traits in arts, concepts and aesthetics. The second class is for works that may be submitted for the particular subject this yr, “Reexamining Historical past and Tradition.”
Unsure what cultural criticism contains?
In line with the award web site, “Cultural criticism doesn’t vilify our society. Reasonably, as tradition adapts and modifications, criticism identifies and assesses traits within the arts, aesthetics, and concepts of a human society.”
“Normal works are solicited that deal with any side of tradition and society,” Dr. D. Dane Quinn, Affiliate Dean for Undergraduate Analysis, explains. “[The award] focuses on works of cultural criticism, broadly interpreted to deal with, and touch upon any side of tradition and society”
The web site explains that critique is proscribed neither to excessive tradition nor to in style actions however will be utilized throughout all human inventive and mental achievements.
“Furthermore,” the positioning explains, “cultural criticism can take many kinds and seem in a wide range of media.”
College students can submit an prolonged essay or article, a guide chapter, video, audio, movie, exhibitions or performances, poems and extra. For the particular subject “Reexamining Historical past and Tradition,” which believes that an analysis of historical past and tradition is made via the lens of an observer with preconceived concepts and biases.
The award is sponsored by Mark and Sandy and David Auburn in reminiscence of their son and brother Ben, looking for to develop the boundaries of cultural criticism.
Works and accompanying kind have to be submitted by Friday, April 22 at 5:00 p.m. to [email protected] The award competitors will probably be held April 29, 2022.
For extra info go to http://www.uakron.edu/honors/college students/ben-auburn-award.dot or contact D. Dane Quinn, Affiliate Dean for Undergraduate Analysis, Williams Honors School, at [email protected], or at 330–972–6302.