Edwin L. Shuman Awards

2016-2017

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Outstanding Senior in Literature

Payton Danner

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Outstanding Junior in Literature

Paige Hellman

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Best Honors Thesis in Literature

Ann Ho
"Redressing Modernism: The Poetry of Grace Nichols, 1984-2009"

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Outstanding Senior in Creative Writing

Julia Clark-Riddell

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Outstanding Junior in Creative Writing

Lydia Weber

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Best Honors Thesis in Creative Writing, Co-winner

Cara Fromm
"Beneath the Calm"

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Best Honors Thesis in Creative Writing, Co-winner

Danny Kelleher
"Attack on the Clutter"

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Best Honors Thesis in Creative Writing, Co-winner

Emma Hill
"While I'm In Between"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Critical Essay

Daniella Martino
"Collatine the Publisher"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Fiction, First Place

Sophia Stein
"Every Sentence was a Prophecy"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Fiction, Second Place

Emma Gordon
"You and I Are Like Sponges"

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Fiction, Third Place

Maxine Whitely
"About: Corren Funeral Services, Inc."

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Creative Nonfiction Essay

James D. Amick
"My Father is Sean Spicer"

2015-2016

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Best Honors Thesis in Creative Writing

Daniel Moynihan
"Strive"

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Best Senior in Creative Writing

Erin Holiday 

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Best Junior in Creative Writing

Sophia Stein

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Best Junior in Creative Writing

Zoe Call 

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Best Honors Thesis in Literature

Manal Saleh
"Feminine Inversion as Supernatural Perversion: The Transgressice Woman as Witch in Early Modern English Drama"

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Best Senior in Literature

Caroline Brown 

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Best Senior in Literature

Bethany Mueller 

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Best Senior in Literature

Manal Saleh 

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Best Senior in Literature

Eilis Lombard 

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Best Junior in Literature

Karen Gwee 

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Critical Essay

Michael Levy 
"Her Speech is Nothing"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Fiction

Sophia Stein 
"Something Else"

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Creative Nonfiction, first place

Tomer Cherki 
"Bobetzivye"

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Creative Nonfiction, second place, co-winner

Ana Duverge 
"The Authentic Blend"

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Creative Nonfiction, second place, co-winner

Sophia Stein 
"After Ivan"

2014-2015

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Creative Writing

Paul Riker

Edwin L. Shuman Award: Honors Thesis Category

Hillary Aarons 
"Reverse Evaporations"

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Creative Writing

Erin Holiday

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Literature

Jessica Bickel-Barlow

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Literature

Manal Saleh

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Literature

Bethany Mueller

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Literature

Caroline Brown

Edwin L. Shuman Award: Honors Thesis Category

Chelsey Moler 
"The Politics of Narration: Reading Stranger-Suitors in Austen and Burney"

Edwin L. Shuman Award: Essay Category

Chelsey Moler 
"Dealing with 'Real Emotions': the Burdensome Male Gaze in Her"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Fiction

Daniel Moynihan 
"Fortification"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Fiction

Sunjay Kumar 
"Late July 2014, Istanbul"

Edwin L. Shuman Award: Essay Category

Julie Lunde 
"The Plural of Fish

Edwin L. Shuman Award: Essay Category

Sophie Jacob 
"Notes from Vietnam"

2013-2014

Edwin L. Shuman Award: Best Critical Essay

Nicole Bronnimann, Co-Winner
"The Arabian Nights as the Allusive, Structural, & Thematic Core of Vanity Fair"

Edwin L. Shuman Award: Best Critical Essay

Laura Moreno, Co-Winner
"Voice and Consciousness Meet Body: Aural Animation in Spike Jonze's 'Her'"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Fiction

Michael Fletcher
"Sharing Knives"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Fiction

Charlotte Pattison
"The Long Girl"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Creative Nonfiction

Caroline Dean
"City of Light"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Creative Nonfiction

Jonathan Kramer-Roach
"Fathoming"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Creative Nonfiction

Frankie Allegra
"250 Shades of You"

Edwin L. Shuman Award: Honors Thesis Category

Ezra Olson, Co-Winner
"Second Golden Birthday"

Edwin L. Shuman Award: Honors Thesis Category

Jivin Misra
"By Means of Ashes"

Edwin L. Shuman Award: Honors Thesis Category

Kathryn Ikenberry
"The Third Space: Between Enclosure and Exposure in 19th-Century England"

Edwin L. Shuman Best Junior in Creative Writing
Paul Riker
Edwin L. Shuman Best Junior in Literature

Jessica Bickel-Barlow

Edwin L. Shuman Best Junior in Literature

Samantha Kostick

Edwin L. Shuman Best Senior in Creative Writing

Charlotte Pattison

Edwin L. Shuman Best Senior in Creative Writing

Peter Tolly

Edwin L. Shuman Best Senior in Literature

Jacob Wunsh

Edwin L. Shuman Best Senior in Literature

Nicole Sheriko

2012-2013

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Creative Nonfiction Essay

Shelby King
"A Funeral, in My Brain"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Creative Nonfiction Essay

Mariam Gomaa, Co-Winner
"A Miniature Version of the Sun"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Creative Non Fiction Essay

Laura Whittenburg, Co-Winner
"Nylon and Nickel"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Creative Nonficiton Essay

Kaitlin Svabek
"Waxing, Waning"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Best Critical Essay

Jake Wunsh
"Body, Identity, and Destruction: An Inquiry into the Body in Literature"

Edwin L. Shuman Best Honors Thesis in Creative Writing

Nadia Hlebowitsh
"Exposure"

Edwin L. Shuman Best Honors Thesis in Literature

Benjamin Ratskoff
"'I Know Where is an Hynde': Wyatt's Rebellious (Sub)version of Masculine Erotic"

Edwin L. Shuman Best Junior in Creative Writing

Ezra Olson

Edwin L. Shuman Best Junior in Literature

Nicole Sheriko

Edwin L. Shuman Best Senior in Creative Writing

Chloe Cole

Edwin L. Shuman Best Senior in Literature

Alexandra Zaretsky

2011-2012

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Fiction

Stephanie Del Rosso
"Kid Stuff"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Fiction

Charlotte Pattison
"Constellations"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Ficiton

Michael Fu
"The Oracle of Indifference"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Creative Essay

Patricia Lee
"Facing Marginalization, My Grandmother Cooks"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Creative Essay

Allison Manley
"What We've Heard"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Creative Essay

Wendi Gu
"Induldge in Grief"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Creative Essay

Ellen Maddy
"Demeter"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Creative Essay

Ahsin Azim
"Shame"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Best Critical Essay

Rachel Kaplan
"Josef Vadassy's Triumph of Logic Over Nationalism in Epitaph for a Spy"

Edwin L. Shuman Best Honors Thesis in Creative Writing

Steven Koteff
"Walmart"

Edwin L. Shuman Best Honors Thesis in Literature

Daniel O'Leary
"An American Patriot on Trial: Charles Brockden Brown's Philosophical Deby to Jean-Jacques Rousseau"

Edwin L. Shuman Best Honors Thesis in Literature

Corinne Zeman
"Finding Humor in Selfhood: the Permeability of Body and Soul in the Works of John Donne"

Edwin L. Shuman Best Junior in Creative Writing

Chloe Cole

Edwin L. Shuman Best Junior in Literature

Alexandra Zaretsky

Edwin L. Shuman Best Senior in Creative Writing

Kerry Bickford

Edwin L. Shuman Best Senior in Literature

Daniel O'Leary

2010-2011

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Best Critical Essay

Rduy Eiland
"It Sounds Nothing to Hear, but it was Hellish to See: Manipulating Mediation in Jekyll and Hyde"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Fiction

Laura Jok
"In Situ"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Fiction

Brittany Jaekel
"Tarragona"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Fiction

Andrew Greenberg
"Palisades"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Creative Essay

Jonathan Park
"Reflections on Cultural Identity and Marginalization"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Creative Essay

Hannah McKeen
"Flesh Memory"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Creative Essay

Maxwell Allison
"To and Near and For Jorge Luis Borges"

Edwin L. Shuman Best Honors Thesis in Writing

Simon Han
"The Star of the River Opera and Other Stories"

Edwin L. Shuman Best Honors Thesis in Writing

Brittany Jaekel
"Origins"

Edwin L. Shuman Best Honors Thesis in Literature

Garrett Jansen
"This Also is Thou; Neither Is This Thou' Vision, Its Loss, and Reconciliation in the Arthuriad of Charles Williams"

Edwin L. Shuman Best Honors Thesis in Literature

Lauren Sirota
"'Know Thyself': Prenology, Physiognomy, and the Hermeneutics of Visual Legibility in Charlotte Bronte and George Eliot"

Edwin L. Shuman Best Junior in Writing

Ali Pechman

Edwin L. Shuman Best Junior in Literature

Rachel Eisenpress

Edwin L. Shuman Best Junior in Literature

Sam Raim

Edwin L. Shuman Best Senior in Writing

Maxwell Allison

Edwin L. Shuman Best Senior in Literature

Emma Martell

Edwin L. Shuman Best Senior in Literature

John Aldous

2009-2010

Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award

Samuel Raim
"Counting the Waves: Examining Levels of Time in The Waves"

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Fiction

Hanna McKeen
"Self Defense, or Something Like It"

Edwin L. Shuman Fiction Award

Catherine Gao
"The Most Beautiful Bird"

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Fiction

Joshua Chao
"No Hard Feelings"

Edwin L. Shuman Best Honors Thesis in Writing

Christopher Adamson
"The Cruel Colony"

Edwin L. Shuman Best Honors Thesis in Writing

Angela Mears
"Motherland"

Edwin L. Shuman Honors Award for best Honors Thesis in Literature

Elizabeth Blass
"The Triumph of 'Telltale Women': Performative Speech and Female Agency in Shakespeare's Richard III"

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Writing

Emily Anderson

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Literature

Garrett Jansen

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Writing

Madeline Weinstein

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Literature

David Wolinsky

2008-2009

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Literature

Harris Sockel

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Literature

Devan Ard

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Writing

Eric Wilson

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Writing

Brooke Sossin

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Literature

Kate Melchior

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Writing

Madeline Weinstein

Edwin L. Shuman Honors Award for best Honors Thesis in Literature

Emily Clark
"'Why not I wish the rest?': Childhood, Self-Reflection, and Narrative in the Victorian Female Bildungsroman"

Edwin L. Shuman Honors Award for best Honors Thesis in Literature

Garret Eng
"'We are Creators': Communion, Consolation, and the Work of Art in Virginia Woolf's The Waves"

Edwin L. Shuman Best Honors Thesis in Writing

Victoria Telfer
"Casements"

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Fiction

Evan Rausch
"Dylan and Cody"

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Fiction

Victoria Telfer
"Drafts"

Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award

Bridget Mendel
"The Burning Hive"

Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award

Madden Swan
"Calamity Jane"

2007-2008

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Literature

Caroline Pinkston

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Literature

Lauren Schultz

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Writing

Alissa Anderson

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Literature

Harris Sockel

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Writing

Madden Swan

Edwin L. Shuman Honors Award for best Honors Thesis in Literature

Chelsea Lambert
"Mastering the Feminine Market: Renegotiating Conjugal Debt in The Shipman's Tale"

Edwin L. Shuman Honors Award for best Honors Thesis in Literature

Laura DePriest
"Writing Self, Staging Self: The Rhetoric of Performance and Freedom in Frances Anne Kemble's Journal of a Residence of a Georgia Plantation (1838-39)"

Edwin L. Shuman Best Honors Thesis in Writing

Amanda Demarco
"From Occitan: Versions and Original Poems"

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Fiction

Penny Yeung
"Sweet Soup"

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Fiction

Jack Neubauer
"Learning Chinese"

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Fiction

Alia Samhat
"Morning News"

Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award

Elliot Reichert
"Meanwhile in Reality"

Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award

Rachel Goldberg
"On Need"

Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award

Sarah Kaplan
"Why I Wasn't Home for Dinner"

2006-2007

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Literature

Joseph Bernstein

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Literature, Honorable Mention

Jessica Mathiason

Edwin L. Shuman Honors Award for best Honors Thesis

Joseph Bernstein
"'Products from the Bottom of Hell': Rap Performances of the American Gothic Narrative"

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Literature

David Lassiter

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Literature

Chelsea Lambert

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Literature

Laura Depriest

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Writing

Peter Scherf

Edwin L. Shuman Honors Award for best Honors Thesis in Writing

Ying Zhu Chin
"A Voluntary Act"

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Writing

Alissa Anderson

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Fiction

Kuangyan Huang
"Noodles"

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Fiction

Peter Scherf
"Hughes"

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Fiction

Laura Biagi
"Incoherent Rhythm"

Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award

Jared Davidson
"Field Notes"

Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award

Adam Schaechterle
"The Big Fork"

Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award

Deepali Doddi
"Paternalism in Dickens' Bleak House and Little Dorrit"

2005-2006

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Literature

Elizabeth Lhost

Edwin L. Shuman Award for Literature

Robert Engley

Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award

Daniel Pease Abbe
"Telling Gestures: Brecht and Kafka"

Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award

John McGlothlin
"Baldwin's Thousand and One: The Nuance of Identity in Giovanni's Room"

Edwin L. Shuman Fiction Award

David Sternberg
"A Nicer Way to Say It"

Edwin L. Shuman Fiction Award

Christopher Yun
"In Sheep's Clothing"

Edwin L. Shuman Honors Award for best Honors Thesis

Whitney Frick
"A Great Book Changes Lives' -- Oprah's Book Club: Therapy, Community, and Female Empowerment"

Edwin L. Shuman Honors Award for best Honors Thesis

Ruth Shnider
"Exile from the Inside Out: Edna St. Vincent Millay and the Chambers of the Public and Private Selves"

Edwin L. Shuman Honors Award for best Honors Thesis

John McGlothlin
"Multiplying, Splitting, Connecting: Idenity in the Fictions of Katherin Mansfield"

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Literature

Denise Yasinow

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Fiction Writing

Kuangyan Huang

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Poetry Writing

Ellen Cantrell

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Literature

Ruth Shnider

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Fiction Writing

Michael Wang

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Poetry Writing

Jeannie Vanasco

2004-2005

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Literature

Caley Walsh

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Writing in Fiction

Eileen Korte

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Writing in Poetry

David Ro

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Literature

Meredith Walker

Edwin L. Shuman Fiction Award

Johnathan Wilber
"(De)jamais Vu"

Edwin L. Shuman Fiction Award

Briget Ganske
"A Tie Affair"

Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award

Stefanie Brody
"Language and Incomprehensibility in Conrad's 'Amy Foster'"

Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award

Abby Wolbe
"On the Second Familial Popular Health Movement"

Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award

Tom Peter
"Lt. Doug Goes To War"

Edwin L. Shuman Honors Award for best Honors Thesis

James Fenner
"Heavy Meta: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and the Redefinition of the Male Novel-A Metaleptical Study"

Edwin L. SHuman Honors Award for best Honors Thesis

Srinivas Venkata
"Writing Ireland: Joyce's Anti-Essentialism in Ulysses"

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Wriitng in Poetry

Christian Engley

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Writing in Fiction

Briget Ganske

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Literature

Lindsay Johnson

2003-2004

Edwin L. Shuman Fiction Award

Michael Emmons
"Weakness"

Edwin L. Shuman Fiction Award

Jenna Morgan
"And We Thank You For Choosing Lucky Strike"

Edwin L. Shuman Fiction Award

Veronica Tai Little
"Decay"

Edwin L. Shuman Fiction Award

Whitney Purvis
"Cuentitos Caoticos"

Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award

Tyler Barnett
"Sounding Out Berlin: Non-diegetic Music in Lola Rennt"

Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award

David Kieley
"For the Love of My Gender"

Edwin L. Shuman Essay Award

Jennifer Frank
"My Most Memorable Meal"

Edwin L. Shuman Honors Award for best Honors Thesis

Andrew Brommel
"A Hero in Every Basement: Technologies of Immersion in Final Fantasy VI and VII"

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Writing in Poetry

William Butler

Edwin L. Shuman Junior Award in Writing in Fiction

Veronica Tai Little

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Writing in Poetry

Mary South

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Writing in Poetry

John Dony

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Writing in Fiction

Whitney Purvis

Edwin L. Shuman Senior Award in Literature

Andrew Brommel