Graduate Awards

This award honors our late, longtime colleague Henry Blackwell. It is given to the best research paper written from a cultural studies perspective by an MA student.

Cash award. Deadline: September 15.

2018 Award Recipients

  • Andrew Burlile, “Qu’est-ce qu’il veut dire: Code-Switching in
    Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s Cré na Cille
  • Helen Jingyuan Fu, “One Status and Condition: Photographic Function in Citizen 13660

This award was established to honor the memory of our colleague Kiara Kharpertian, who earned her doctorate in English in 2015. Open to MA and PhD students, it encourages and supports graduate students who take intellectual and professional risks that extend the limits of their interests. Graduate students can be nominated by faculty or can submit proposals on their own to support travel, research, or any aspect of a scholarly project or endeavor.

Cash award. Deadline: December 1.

2018 Award Recipient

  • Megan Crotty, for her work exploring the intersections of gender, sexuality, agency and violence in writing by and about women.

This award honors our longtime colleague Andrew Von Hendy. Designed to recognize the high quality of graduate student writing, it is given to the best paper written by a graduate student. Two prizes are awarded each year, one for an M.A. student and one for a Ph.D. student.

Deadline: April 7.

2018 Award Recipients

  • MA: Helen Jingyuan Fu, “A Bludgeon on Their Heads: Serial Propaganda in Terry and the Pirates"
  • PhD: Nell Wasserstrom, “Disfiguration and Desire: The Erotic Historiography of Hope Mirrlees’s Paris: A Poem

This award honors our longtime colleague Paul Doherty. It is for the best undergraduate thesis.

2018 Award Recipients

  • John Knowles, for an exemplary critical Honors Project, “A Sham Transcended: The Individual Human Subject in the Early Poetry of T.S. Eliot"
  • Gabriel McClary, for an exemplary creative Honors Project, “The Devil’s Lap”

Award for outstanding teaching by a M.A. and Ph.D. student.

2018 Award Recipients

  • MA: Kathleen Lyons
  • MA: Andrew Timmons
  • PhD: Kelsey Norwood
  • PhD: Nell Wasserstrom