Prize Essay Winners


George Danis

CAS 2013

Paper: “‘The Waste Land': Beyond Good and Evil”
Instructor: Jason Tandon
Course: Modern and Contemporary American Poetry (WR 150)

Sophie Spiers

CAS 2015

Paper: “Frederick Douglass, The (In)credible Orator”
Instructor: David Shawn
Course: Oratory in America (WR 100)

Ying Zhang

CAS 2015

Paper: “An Unanswerable Dilemma”
Instructor: Thomas Oller
Course: Introduction to College Reading and Writing in English (WR098)


Laura Brubaker

COM 2014

Paper: “Klimov’s Come & See As a Work of Cinematic Response
Instructor: Ivan Eubanks
Course: Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Cinema (WR 100)

Krissy King

CAS 2014

Paper: “A Key to His Consciousness: Smell in James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as Young Man
Instructor: Michael Degener
Course: James Joyce: Voicing Modernity (WR 100)

Sean Manton

ENG 2013

Paper: “Disorganized Attachment and the Orbitofrontal Cortex as the Basis for the Development of Dissociative Identity Disorder
Instructor: Stephen Scheuerman
Course:  The Nature of Consciousness (WR 150)


Benjamin Cohen

ENG 2013

Paper: “Protecting Speech or Copyright: A Question of Balance
Instructor: Bradley Queen
Course: The First Amendment (WR 150)

Georgianne Maroon

COM 2013

Paper: “Dostoevsky and Gogol’s Acknowledgments of Writers’ Limitations
Instructor: Vlada Brofman
Course: Russian Prose Classics (WR 100)

Jielin Yu

CAS 2013

Paper: “Rethinking Humanity: the Chimera Debate
Instructor: Rebecca Kinraide
Course: Debates in the History of Medicine (WR 150)


Michele Buonanduci

CAS 2012

Paper: “‘These – never stir at all –’: The Static and Dynamic in Dickinson
Instructor: Thomas Otten
Course: American Gothic (EN 220)

Natalie Lam

CAS 2011

Paper: “Reaching for the Axe: Kafka and the Language of Power
Instructor: Michael Degener
Course: Kafka! Monstrous Modernity (WR 150)

Chris Meyer

CAS 2010

Paper: “The FSA Photographs: Information, or Propaganda?
Instructor: Amy Chmielewski
Course: Art and Politics in the Twentieth Century (WR 150)

Gordon Towne

CAS 2011

Paper: “Peak Oil: Priorities in Alternative Energy Development
Instructor: Deborah Breen
Course: Innovation in Technology and Science: Historical Perspectives (WR 150)

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