MA Comparative Literature Student Susannah Stevenson won theBCLA Arthur Terry essay
prize 2016 for her essay titled "(Artificial) silk girls: Silk as a social
signifier in the changing consumer societies of Émile Zola’s Au Bonheur des Dames and
Irmgard Keun’s Das kunstseidene Mädchen". The second prize was awarded to Hajer Gam for her essay "Death, Life and Love as forms of
consumption in Emile Zola’s Au Bonheur des Dames and Thérèse Raquin".