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The Society for Slovene Studies has established a prize for the best essay or term paper in any discipline written by an undergraduate on a topic involving Slovene studies. The Society intends the award to stimulate interest in Slovene matters among junior scholars.
The Society for Slovene Studies has established a monetary prize for the best paper in any discipline written by a graduate student on a topic involving Slovene studies. The prize is named for Rado L. Lencek (1921-2005), the founding president of the Society for Slovene Studies. The Society intends the award to stimulate interest in Slovene matters among junior scholars and thereby contribute to the promotion of Slovene studies outside the borders of the Republic of Slovenia.
2020 - Thomas Edward McDonald, Jr. (Stanford University), "Ninth Country Revisited"
2018 - Douglas McKnight (Georgetown University), "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Cultural and Communicative Memory in Maja Haderlap’s Angel of Oblivion"
2018 - Kristina Reardon (University of Connecticut), "Unmasking the Balkan Wars"
2016 - Kaitlyn Tucker (University of Chicago) "Experience as Device: Traces of Russian Formalism in the Ljubljana School of the 1970s"
2014 - Cyrus Rodgers (University of Washington) "Encoding Suppressed Societal Trauma in Slovene Literary and Visual Arts: Boris Pahor and Lojze Spacal, Drago Jančar and Stane Kregar"
2013 - Veronica Muskheli (University of Washington) "The Alternation of Past and Present Tenses in Slovenian and Russian Wonder Tales and its Structural Pattern-Forming Role in the Narrative"
2013 - Olivia Hellewell (University of Nottingham) "Translating Dane Zajc's 'Krokar': A Commentary"
2011 - Egor Fedotov (University of Aberdeen), "Ethnic Politics in Austria: Language Conflict and the 'A-Rationality' of Slovene Minority Organizations"
2010 - Andrew Mullins (University of Washington), “On the Border: National Construction in Finland and Slovenia, Minority Policy, and the Nationalism of Minor Difference”
2008 - Brian Pozun (Columbia University), "European Monetary Union, Theory and Practice: The Slovene Euro and the Future of the EMU"
2007 - Gretchen A. Bakke (University of Chicago), “Contemporary Slovene Art and Artifice”
2006 - Gregor Kranjc (University of Toronto), “Obligatory Hatred?: The Anti-Semitism of the Slovene Anti-Communist Opposition”
2004 - Sean O'Rourke (Linguistics, Yale University), "On Syntactic and Prosodic Domains of Clitic Placement in Slovene"
2003 - Maria K. Arko Klemenc (Ethnomusicology, University of California, Berkeley), "Innovating Identity: The Instrumental Folk Revival in Slovenia"
2001 - Mark J. Jones (Linguistics, Trinity College, Cambridge University), "The Status of the `Syllabic' Trill in Slovene: a Phonological and Phonetic Analysis"
2000 - Patrick Hyder Patterson, Ph.D. candidate (Department of History at the University of Michigan), "The East is Read: The End of Communism, Slovenian Exceptionalism, and the Independent Journalism of Mladina"
2014 - Gregory Chapman (University of Washington), "Brothers by Blood, Strangers by Culture: Balkanism and Europeanism as Cultural Justifications for Slovenian Independence"
2012 - Andrej Markovčič (University of Washington), "The Nietzschean Ideal in Vladimir Bartol's Al-Araf"
2005 - Darrell Kendall (Bowling Green State U), "Economic Development in Slovenia: A Case Study of Post-Socialist Success"
2005 - Andrea Barton (UC San Diego), "To Have Your Cake and Eat It Too"