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Robert Mayo Memorial Prize

Best Paper from English 298/300
"Introduction to Reading & Interpretation"

2018-2019

Celine Fitzpatrick
"Projections, Deflections, and Imperfections: the Mirror Images of Hedwig and Passing"

2017-2018

Tiffany Wu
"True Newness: Deconstructing Calvino's 'If on a winter's night a traveler'"

2016-2017

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

Solveig Herzum
"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

Co-winners
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

Co-winners
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
"An 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

Co-winners
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."
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