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Student Writing

We are pleased to be able to share some of the work of our excellent student writers.

Valerie Kay Hardy Award Winners

This award is presented to the English major or minor who has written the best paper in an English course during the most recent academic year.

2014

Jenni Swegan: “‘Chain Has Bound Me’: Song in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Written for a course that Elizabeth Outka taught on 20th Century British and Irish Literature

Kerry Boland: “‘We’re All the Same People’?: The (A)politics of the Body in Sherman Alexie’s Flight
Written for a seminar that Monika Siebert taught on Indigenous Film and Literature.

2013

Austin Carter: "'Life, Stand Still Here': The Function of Moments of Being in To The Lighthouse"

Nadine Weiss: "'The end is crown of every work well done': Theatrical Self-Consciousness and the Impulse Towards Aesthetic Pleasure in Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy"