Undergraduate Essay Contest on Sea Literature

Here’s a pdf — Conrad.Essay — and a description of an undergraduate essay contest run by the Williams-Mystic Program in Maritime Studies.  Undergraduates only, deadline Oct 25!
Greetings from Williams-Mystic!
I hope this email finds you well and having an excellent start to the academic semester. I’m writing about a scholarship opportunity for undergraduate students: we are happy to announce that we are hosting the 2012 Williams-Mystic Essay Contest in Honor of Joseph Conrad. This year’s prize is $500, and all undergraduates are eligible to enter; the contest deadline is October 25th.
Attached to this email, please find a PDF copy with contest details, deadlines, and a history of this prize. We would greatly appreciate it if you could print a copy of this announcement and place it where students will be able to view it, or if you could forward a digital copy to students who you believe will be strong contenders.
Here at Williams-Mystic, our students have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the world’s oceans though the lenses of history, literature, policy, and science in a very unique way, all while earning 18-semester credit hours from Williams College. Whether it’s studying marine biodiversity off the coast of florida, the impact of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, or the depths of our humanity in Literature of the Sea – Williams-Mystic students embark on the exploration of a lifetime.  Biology students bond with filmmakers, mathematicians with anthropologists, English majors with chemists.  We take to the open sea for ten days, hit the road on the West coast, travel to Louisiana, and explore the wonders of the Mystic Seaport Museum – our very own campus.
I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about Williams-Mystic or about the Conrad Essay Contest.
Fair Winds,
Stephanie Trott
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I teach Shakespeare and early modern literature at St. John's in New York City.

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