Robert Mayo Memorial Prize

2016-2017

Lydia Wuorinen, Co-winner
"The Black Sheep's Book of the Dead"

Solveig Herzum, Co-winner
"A Bond of Unspoken Sisterhood"

2015-2016

Katie Rim
"Narratives of Guilt: An Interpretation of Mansfield and James"
 

2013-2014

Caroline Brown
"The De-Anthropological Machine"
 

2012-2013

Katheryn Ikenberry
"Redefining Home: Residing in Memories"
 

2011-2012

Nicole Sheriko
"Textual Housekeeping: Language's Role in Maintaining Societal Boundaries"
 

2010-2011

Ed Krystosek
"When You Ain't Got Nothing, You Got Nothing to Lose. Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping as a Mediation on Trauma and Epistemology"

Ellen Maddy
"The Nature of Kingship in Richard II"

2009-2010

Kevin Soter
"The Power of Blackness and 'Insight into the Uncanny': Two Critical Approaches to Poe's 'The Black Cat."

Lindsey Kundel
"'As Bitter as Unrequited Love': An Emigrant's Tale of the Betrayer and the Betrayed."
 

2008-2009

Maxwell Allison
"As Essy on 'An Essay on Criticism' - As Alexander Pope"
 

2007-2008

Catherine DeRose
"The Convergence of the Public and Private Spheres in Elizabeth's Gaskell's North and South"
 

2006-2007

Harris Sockel
"Angel Clare: Skepticism versus Religious Embodiment."
 

2005-2006

Anna Markiewicz
"Hetty Sorrel and the Threat of Womanhood: Sexuality, Motherhood, and Infanticide in Adam Bede."
 

2004-2005

Annie H. Lee
"Sentimental Evangelism"
 

2003-2004

Daniel Marschinke
"Lockwood's Marginal Narrative: The Power of Gendered Narration in Wuthering Heights"

Sakini Fakhri
"Reading Moral Absoluteness into Melville's Pierre"

Lindsay Johnson
"She Sells Sea Shells by the Sea Shore: The Sea and Poetic A in Wallace Stevens's 'The Idea of Order at Key West"
 

2002-2003

David Baltmanis
"Lower Frequencies and the Higher Interests of Society."