Carlo Barck Prize

Awarded by the ZfL for the first time in 2017, the Carlo Barck Prize honors dissertations in the field of literary and cultural studies that pose innovative questions and display original conception. The prize is awarded every two years, the prize money of 10,000 euros allocated as a six-month scholarship for a visiting stay at the ZfL.

The scholar of Romance literatures Karlheinz “Carlo” Barck (1934–2012) had a profound impact on the ZfL’s research program. Best known for his research on the history of aesthetics and imagination since the 18th century, he lead the development and publication of the Ästhetische Grundbegriffe, a historical dictionary of basic aesthetic terms.

Information about the Carlo Barck Prize [in German]