Robert Mayo Memorial Prize
Lydia Wuorinen, Co-winner
"The Black Sheep's Book of the Dead"
Solveig Herzum, Co-winner
"A Bond of Unspoken Sisterhood"
2015-2016Katie Rim "Narratives of Guilt: An Interpretation of Mansfield and James"
2013-2014Caroline Brown "The De-Anthropological Machine"
2012-2013Katheryn Ikenberry "Redefining Home: Residing in Memories"
2011-2012Nicole Sheriko "Textual Housekeeping: Language's Role in Maintaining Societal Boundaries"
2010-2011Ed 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"
2009-2010Kevin 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."
2008-2009Maxwell Allison "As Essy on 'An Essay on Criticism' - As Alexander Pope"
2007-2008Catherine DeRose "The Convergence of the Public and Private Spheres in Elizabeth's Gaskell's North and South"
2006-2007Harris Sockel "Angel Clare: Skepticism versus Religious Embodiment."
2005-2006Anna Markiewicz "Hetty Sorrel and the Threat of Womanhood: Sexuality, Motherhood, and Infanticide in Adam Bede."
2004-2005Annie H. Lee "Sentimental Evangelism"
2003-2004Daniel 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"