Undergraduate Award Recipients - 2012-2013
Cardinal Cushing Award—for the best fiction published in a BC undergraduate publication:
First Place to David Kunkel - "Down the James" (Spring Stylus)
Second Place to Zachary Frank - "River Mammals" (Spring Stylus)
Third Place to Kate Iannarone - "Chaser" (Spring Stylus)
Dever Prize for Freshman Writing—for the best essay written by a freshman in any English Course.
- Critical Essay
David Querusio for his essay "Relying on the River"
Nominated by Caroline Bicks, who writes: "This essay presents an analysis of the river as a character in James Dickey's Deliverance. The committee appreciated the nuanced and dynamic argument based on close readings, the coherent organization, and the skillful, fluid use of varied sentence structures."
- Cultural Studies
Margaret Antonio "Maintaining Social Equilibrium:
The Rationale Behind Holding Doors Open"
Nominated by Jared Berezin, who writes: “A research-based cultural analysis that examines the common phenomenon at BC and elsewhere of holding doors open for the person just behind someone moving through a doorway. The committee appreciated its nifty anthropological point of vew and effective use of varied sources."
- Personal/Autobiographical Essay
Andrea Ricol Tenreiro "I Don't Write Tragedies, Just Realities"
Nominated by Megan Hooper, who writes: "This narrative essay uses the form of Ariel Dorfman's "Footnotes to a Double Life" to capture her family's experience during a night of driving through Caracas. The committee appreciated its vivid details, self-reflective tone, and dramatic structure."
Dever Fellowship—a substantial grant, presented annually, in honor of novelist and BC alumnus Joseph Dever, to a graduating senior who proposes to pursue a career in writing
Kean Award—to the graduating senior judged to be the outstanding English major:
Kelleher Award—cash award given annually to undergraduates who produce the best work in poetry published in BC undergraduate publications:
- First Place: "Storm Season" by Helen Spica (Spring Stylus)
- Second Place: "Atlanta" by Caitlin Lahsaiezadeh (Laughing Medusa)
- Third Place: "Folk Medicine" by Bailey Spencer (Fall Stylus)
McCarthy Prize—for best piece of creative writing by a junior or senior:
- First Place: Kate Iannarone "Chaser" - fiction
- Second Place: David Kunkel "Wild & Wonderful" - fiction
Randall Award—a gift of books presented in honor and memory of author and BC Professor John Randall to the undergraduate writer of the best essay in the field of American literature and culture:
- First Place: Jennifer Horwitz
- Honorable Mention: Melanie Courtemanche