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The winner of the inaugural Konstantinos Sofianos Scholarship (2015/2016) was Paula Stephanie Andropoulos. Her essay was adjudged to be the strongest by our reader, Dr. Alexandra Manglis. You can read her commentary on the essay here. The winning essay can be found here: A Bend in the River.

The winner of the second annual Konstantinos Sofianos Scholarship (2016/2017) was Parusha Chetty. Her essay was adjudged to be the strongest by our reader, Dr. Alexandra Manglis. You can read her report and commentary on the essay here. The winning essay can be found here.

The winner of the third annual Konstantinos Sofianos Scholarship (2017/2018) was Noah Swinney. His essay “I am nobody or I’m a nation”: Derek Walcott’s post-colonial poetics of imagination in “The Sea Is History” was adjudged to be the strongest by our reader, Andrea DenHoed. She commented:

“Of the entries, this essay displayed the best engagement with the text on several levels: historical, poetic, thematic, intertextual. The writer picked up a number of threads in the poem—drawing on Walcott’s other writings, historical context, and allusions in the text—carried them through the essay, and tied them together in ways that were, at moments, elegant and moving.”

You can read the essay here.

Work on this ongoing project will continue. A new essay topic will be made available to next year’s students in due course and donations will be collected. Thank you very much for your support and donations.

Greetings,

Marina, Alkeos and Markus Sofianos & Christine Emmett