Award for Master Thesis on “Monster als Figur des Dritten” (“Monster as a Figure of the Third”) in the novels of Andrzej Sapkowski
On December 13, 2017, Philipp Tvdrinić, Ph.D. student at the Graduate School for East and Southeastern European Studies, received a prize from the Polish Ambassador to the Federal Republic for his thesis, “The Monster as a Figure of the Third. Andrzej Sapowskis 'Wiedźmin' in Prose Texts and Computer Games,” completed at the Ludwig-Maximilian University (LMU) of Munich.
As part of the ceremony at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt, the Polish Ambassador to the Federal Republic distributed awards this year to outstanding scholars whose work serves the promotion of interest in our Polish neighbors.
Justyna Ancieta Turkowska, from the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, is this year's main award winner for her doctoral thesis, "Der kranke Rand des Reiches: Sozialhygiene, Moral und Nation in der Provinz Posen um die Jahrhundertwende" ("The Sick Border of the Reich: Social Hygiene, Morality and Nation in the province of Posen at the Turn of the Century").
The main prize in the category “Master Thesis” went to Philipp Tvrdinić. His master thesis “Das Monster als Figur des Dritten. Andrzej Sapkowskis 'Wiedźmin' in Prosatexten und Computerspielen" (“The Monster as a Figure of the Third. Andrzej Sapkowski's 'Wiedźmin' in Prose Texts and Computer Games”), written in the Honours Master's degree programme East European Studies, was supervised by Prof. Dr. Raoul Eshelman, LMU Munich and Principal Investigator of the Graduate School, and Dr. Małgorzata Zemła (LMU). Tvrdinić is a Ph.D. student of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies since November 2016 and a member of the German-Polish doctoral study programme "Poland and Germany in Modern Europe."
Another award was received by Luisa Lehnen for her master thesis "Austria-Hungary-Poland? Publicist Lobbying of the Supreme Polish National Committee in Vienna 1915-1918," also submitted to the LMU. Supervisors were the principal investigators Prof. Dr. Guido Hausmann and Dr. Jana Osterkamp.