Richard Sussman Essay Prize

Richard Sussman
Richard Sussman

Given by longtime GSNA member Elizabeth Powers in memory of her late husband, who taught physics for thirty-six years, the Richard Sussman Essay Prize is awarded annually for the best essay published on Goethe’s contributions to the sciences and on Goethe in the history of science. The prize carries a $500 award. Essays written by a North American scholar or a current member of the GSNA are all eligible, as are articles published in the Goethe Yearbook.

For submission guidelines and further details see the latest announcements.

Richard Sussman Essay Prize Winners

Tove Holmes, “Reizende Aussichten: Aesthetic and Scientific Observation in Albrecht von Haller’s Die Alpen,” Modern Language Notes 132.3 (2017): 753-74.

Jocelyn Holland, “Observing Neutrality C. 1800,” Goethe Yearbook 23 (2016): 41-57.

Howard Pollack-Milgate, “‘Gott ist bald 1 ∙ ∞ – bald 1/∞ – bald 0’: The Mathematical Infinite and the Absolute in Novalis,” Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 50.1 (2015): 50-70.

Honorable Mention: Frederick Amrine, “The Music of the Organism: Uexküll, Merleau-Ponty, Zuckerkandl, and Deleuze as Goethean Ecologists in Search of a New Paradigm,” Goethe Yearbook 22 (2015): 45-72.