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"

Helen G. Scott Prize for Best Research Paper on Literature

Will Ejzak 
"Hideously Incompatible: Solipsism and Gendered Selfhood in the Fiction of David Fodter Wallace"

Helen G. Scott Prize for Best Research Paper on Literature

Hannah Bredar 
"Prospero's Crucible: Failures of Alchemy and Colonialism in The Tempest"

Helen G. Scott Prize for Best Research Paper on Literature

Carly Bluth 
"Ecocriticism, Entropy, and the Gothic in Poe's Fiction"

Helen G. Scott Prize for Best Research Paper on Literature

Jessica Bickel-Barlow 
"Maiden Texts: Female Sexuality and Male Authorship in William Shakespeare and John Fletcher"

Edwin L. Shuman Award: Essay Category

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

Helen G. Scott Prize for Best Critical Essay on British Literature

Karen Gwee 
"Fighting Anthropomorphism in the Stories of Reynard the Fox"

Robert Dentler Memorial Prizes

Alexandra Becker 
"'One Who Does Not Speak Greek' Politics of Language in U.S.-Mexico Relations

Harriet Gilliam Memorial Prize For best essay on Psychological interpretation of a literary text

Solveig Herzum 
"The Traumatic Experience: Trauma in A Passage to India, Freud, and Caruth"

Robert Dentler Memorial Prizes

Rachel Girty 
"This is not a Requiem"

Faricy Award for Poetry

Ali Gardezi 
"Journey to the Arsoned Home"

Faricy Award for Poetry

Shuoyang Sun 
"Distorted Memories"

Faricy Award for Poetry

Matt Levin 
"On Titian's Portrait of Filippo Archinto

Jean Meyer Aloe Poetry Prize from The American Academy of Poets Prize

Aozora Brockman 
"Butchering"

Helen G. Scott Prize for Best Fiction

Shuoyang Sun 
"Lionfish"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Fiction

Daniel Moynihan 
"Fortification"

Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Fiction

Sunjay Kumar 
"Late July 2014, Istanbul"

English Department Prize for Best Creative Nonfiction Essay

Michael Chin 
"River's Tale"

Edwin L. Shuman Award: Essay Category

Julie Lunde 
"The Plural of Fish

Edwin L. Shuman Award: Essay Category

Sophie Jacob 
"Notes from Vietnam"

J. Scott Clark Award for Outstanding Aptitude in Creative Writing

Aozora Brockman 
Excellence in creative writing

English Department Prize in Critical Nonfiction

Kyle Allen-Niesen 
“Globalization, Oceans, and Robert Redford: J.C. Chandor’s All is Lost as Allegory for the State of the American Dream.”

English Department Prize in Fiction

Nastasya Popov 
"Terminal Island"

English Department Prize for Best Creative Nonfiction Essay

Michael Chin 
"River's Tale"

English Department Prize for Best Creative Nonfiction Essay

Joan Sergay 
"The Weiner's Circle"

English Department Teaching Award for Excellence as a Teaching Assistant

Casey Caldwell

English Department Teaching Excellence Award

Kara Johnson

English Department Teaching Excellence Award

Hosannah Kreinke

Jean H. Hagstrum Prize for Best Dissertation

Jade Werner

Jean H. Hagstrum Prize for Best Dissertation

Chris Shirley

Helen G. Scott Prize for Best Critical Essay on Literary Criticism and Theory

Jason Richman 
"Sexual Landscapes in the Cinema: An Analysis of Ilinx, Mimesis, and Symbolic Sexuality in DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon."

Helen G. Scott Prize for Best Creative Nonfiction Essay

Emily Fishkin 
"The Body Electric: Music, Electricity, and the Search for Agency in Ellison's The Invisible Man"

Helen G. Scott Prize for Best Creative Nonfiction Essay

Katherine Koller 
"Enjoying Sex Ed"

Helen G. Scott Prize for Best Creative Nonfiction Essay

Arabella Watters 
"Nostomania"