Award of 2020 Alice Emily Bithell Prize

Tuesday 9 February 2021
Dr Jethro Bithell  (from the IMLR archives)

The Institute is pleased to announce that the 2020 Alice Emily Bithell Prize has been awarded to Chantal Krishnadasan of Birkbeck College. Chantal, who was registered for Birkbeck College’s BA in Modern Languages, completed modules on Literature and Society since 1945, the German Novelle, Culture in the Weimar Republic, and Franz Kafka, achieving First Class marks in all four.

The Alice Emily Bithell Prize is awarded annually for the best performance in the modern literature papers of the University of London’s BA examinations. First awarded in 1977, this and the Jethro Bithell Prize for the best performance in a University of London MA or MRes with a minimum German component of 50%, were established in memory of Dr Jethro Bithell, Reader in German and Head of Department at Birkbeck College, and his wife, Dr Alice Emily Bithell, both of whom were generous benefactors of the Institute of Germanic Studies, forerunner of the IMLR.