The Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy Fund announces its first essay competition:

“Into Life”: Rethinking the Legacy of
Franz Rosenzweig and Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

The Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy Fund calls for papers reflecting on the lives and works of Franz Rosenzweig and Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, particularly papers that address how the addition of newly available source material (Rosenstock-Huessy’s essay “Ichthys,” written in response to Rosenzweig’s Star of Redemption and translated into English for the first time in The Fruit of Our Lips, and the letters Eugen and Margrit Rosenstock-Huessy wrote to each other during the years Franz Rosenzweig wrote them the “Gritli letters”) enhances our understanding of their common life’s work.

A $500 prize will be awarded to the author of the best essay.

​​Graduate students, early career scholars, and interested undergraduates may submit a single original and unpublished essay in English. Essays should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words long, formatted according to The Chicago Manual of Style, and submitted as MS-Word documents, in Times New Roman, 12pt, double spaced. The author’s name, email address, affiliation and/or standing should be indicated only on a separate title page. Submissions should be sent to, and must be received by 11:59pm ET on December 11th, 2022.

An international panel of judges will evaluate essays on clarity of the author’s thesis and argument, engagement with the sources, intellectual depth, and originality. Questions? contact us at


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Photo top: Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy and Franz Rosenzweig in 1913.
Photo below: The Rosenstock-Huessys and Franz Rosenzweig,
around the time of the “Gritli letters.”