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MLCL Student Receives the Gregory Hudson Award for Writing Excellence in the Humanities
Recent MLCL Graduate William Wallis was recently named the winner of the prestigious Gregory Hudson Award for Writing Excellence in the Humanities for his thesis “Betwixt and Between: Ubertino Carrara and Lin Zexu”. MLCL’s Margaret Litvin described his work:
Beyond mere erudition, William Wallis’s writing shows an original, thoughtful approach to intellectual problems and a dazzling sensitivity to verse. To quote my colleague Wiebke Denecke, who inspired William to learn Classical Chinese and rashly approved his thesis topic: “Who in the world has lately compared an 18th century Aeneid-based NeoLatin epic about Christopher Columbus with a 19th-century Chinese statesman’s exile poetry about the Far West of the Chinese Qing Empire? Unique, for sure, and brilliantly done.