Monique Wittig Writer's Scholarship





This scholarship honors the life and work of Monique Wittig, French novelist, poet and social theorist. Wittig was a professor at the University of Arizona, Tucson from 1990 to 2003. First published as a novelist, Wittig’s fiction revolutionized French literature. Mary McCarthy called her “the best writer anywhere of her generation.” Wittig’s fiction, as well as theoretical writing, has had a fundamental and worldwide impact upon feminist theory and lesbian and gay theory.

In honor of Wittig, the Monique Wittig Writer’s Scholarship will foster innovation in literary forms and the connection between politics and language. It will allow University of Arizona graduate and undergraduate students to allocate more time to their writing.


This scholarship is open to writers in all fields including literature, film, theater, poetry, essays and new/mixed media. The winner will be expected to present from the work in progress at the awards ceremony toward the end of the spring 2014 semester.


Applications should include the application form (below) and a cover letter indicating how the student’s work addresses the political and artistic goals of the scholarship, and how the project relates to the student’s other work, and where possible, the work of Monique Wittig. It should also include a writing sample (or other artistic sample) from the project that will be helped by the award, and a plan that demonstrates how the scholarship will aid the student in completing his/her project.




1) Completed Application Form

2) Cover Letter

3) Writing Sample from your project—8-18 pages (if prose, double-spaced)

4) A plan on how this scholarship will facilitate the completion of your project

5) Compile all the components of the application into one PDF, with a file format = last name of the applicant.PDF  (e.g., smith.PDF)


Applications due March 23, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.


Submit applications via email to Professor Sandra Soto at


Direct questions to:   Monique Wittig Writer’s Scholarship

                                    Gender & Women’s Studies Department

                                    Megan Coe, Office Specialist


                                    Phone: 520-626-0656






Published Date: 

01/08/2014 - 4:34pm

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