Hicks prize for the best English Literature essay, 2016
The Department of English Literature announces the winners of the contest for the Philip M. Hicks Prize for Literary Criticism. The Hicks prizes, totaling $900, are endowed by friends of Philip M. Hicks, former Professor of English and Chairman of the Department of English Literature. Students from any major are eligible for the competition.
Yumi Shiroma ’16, “Doctor Fillgrave and Sir Omnicron Pie Walk into the Duke of Cambridge Tavern: The Problem of Minor Characters in Trollope’s Barchester Towers”
Nora Battelle ’17, “Formal Control and Static Motion in Wallace Stevens’ ‘Credences of Summer’”
Amit Schwalb ‘17, “Of Necessary Confidence: Print as Resistance and the Struggle for Community Control in the New York African Free Schools”
Susan Snyder prize for best essay by a first-year student, 2016
The Department of English Literature announces the winner of the contest for the Susan Snyder Prize for the best essay by a first-year student [class of 2019].
Ana Curtis, “Aristocratic Amazon: Emilia’s Dilemma in Shakespeare’s Two Noble Kinsmen”
Rebecca Regan, for “Facing Oblivion in Modernist Poetry”
Laura Chen, for “Rewriting English, Reimagining Africa: Challenging Colonial Hierarchies through Literary Form in Chimamanda Adichie’s “The Thing Around Your Neck”