The Goethe Prize

The English Goethe Society awards one yearly prize for the best undergraduate or post-graduate essay on Goethe’s life and works. The prize is in the amount of £100. Articles that meet the standards of original research will be considered for publication in Publications of the English Goethe Society.

The closing date is 1 October every year.

Essays of up to 5,000 words, which should not have previously been published, should be sent by e-mail to the editors of PEGS:

Dr Kevin Hilliard (, Professor Astrid Köhler (, and Dr Charlotte Lee (


Amy Ainsworth
(University of Cambridge) for her essay ‘“Das Vorurteil ist gut, zu seiner Zeit: denn es macht glücklich”: The notion of prejudice in Herder, Goethe and Jacobowski’.