The Medieval Studies Program is pleased to announce the results of the 2017-18 Thesis and Undergraduate Essay Competition. We received a wonderful range of essays this year, written in courses across a number of CAS departments – thanks to all who submitted their work and to the professors who nominated their students. Congratulations to our winners!
Undergraduate Thesis Prize:
Kelly Tapager, CAS '18, Archaeology major/History minor and Medieval Studies minors
“Meeting at the Border: Culture Interactions and Exchanges in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria” (Advisor, Prof Phil Haberkern)
First Prize: Gwyneth Codd, CAS ’19, History of Art & Architecture major
“Text and Image: Persian Manuscript Painting of the Ilkhanid Period” (AH 540, Prof Emine Fetvaci).
Alana Fialkoff, CAS ’20, English major
"'Casteth the Visage’: The Downward Gaze in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde" (EN 324, Prof Spencer Strub)
Georgia Teverbaugh, COM ’20, Film and Television major/ English minor
"Natural versus Demonic Magic in the Late Middle Ages" (EN 242, Prof Deeana Klepper)
Sekar Krisnauli, COM ’18, Journalism major/ Muslim Societies minor
"Adopt A Queen: Kosem Sultan of the Ottoman Empire" (AN 320, Prof Shahla Haeri)
Reed Kimzey, CAS '19, Comparative Literature major/Persian Cultural Studies and Economics minors
“Anecdotes about Alexander the Great in World Literature” (XL 343, Prof. Sunil Sharma)