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College Alumni Society Henry Reed Prize

Awarded for the best essay written by an undergraduate on the literature of the English Renaissance.

2017

Emily A. Hoeven (recipient)

Umambiguous Ambiguity

2016

Connie Yu (recipient)

"Performing Painting in the Sonnets of Wroth and Sidney"

2015

Rachel S. Miao (recipient)

2013

Benjamin S Notkin (co-recipient)

"Less Accessible by Extension:  The Theologies of the Poetry of Crashaw, Donne and Herbert"

Eesha V Sardesai (co-recipient)

"Authority Through Contradiction:  Material and Immaterial in Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World"

2012

David E. Dunning (recipient)

Title:  Battered or Battering?  Sexual Roles in Donne's Sonnets

2011

Anne Huang (honorable mention)

Title:  Discontinuous Biblical Reading Practices"

Jessica K. Penzias (recipient)

Title:  Prompt:   Jacobean drama was 'troubled with the mother' - that is, the plays express considerable anxiety about the maternal."  Discuss the representation of motherhood in Jacobean Theater.

2010

Di Lu (honorable mention)

Title: "Shadows in The Garden"

Maxime D. McKenna (recipient)

Title: "An Apology for Difficult Poetry: The Politics of Glossing in Spenser's Shepharde's Calendar"

2009

Yael Landman (honorable mention)
Brooke S. Palmieri (recipient)

2008

Alexandra J. Gibson (recipient)

2005

Alicia Oltuski (1st place)