Andrej Markovčič wins 2012 Joseph Velikonja Undergraduate Prize

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Andrej Markovčič, a UW double major in Philosophy and History (BA 2013) and student of Slovene, is the winner of the 2012 Joseph Velikonja Undergraduate Prize, awarded by the Society for Slovene Studies for the year’s best essay or research paper in any discipline written by a U.S. or Canadian undergraduate on a topic involving Slovene studies. Andrej’s paper, “The Nietzschean Ideal in Vladimir Bartol’s Al-Araf,” was based on a close reading of this often overlooked 1935 collection of short stories in which Bartol’s narrator explores various real life misapplications of what the book’s characters wrongly assume to be Nietzschean thought. Andrej will be spending a post-graduation year in Slovenia.