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Dosoretz Family Prize

Awarded annually for the best essay written by a graduating senior English major.

2018

Sean W. Gill (recipient)

More Medieval than the Medieval:  A Material Examination of the Kelmscott Chaucer, its Antecedents, and its Motivations "Always historicize!" -Frederic Jameson

Ellie C. Schroeder (honorable mention)

Chinese Eyes and Turkish Trousers:  Racial Alterity and Sexual Liberation in To the Lighthouse and Orlando

2017

Michaela J. Kotziers (recipient)

The Oppressed Haunts the Oppressor

2016

Sophia J. Lee (recipient)

"Raptus in Wuthering Heights:  the Rape and Theft of Isabella Linton"

2015

Caroline M. Yost (recipient)

"Politicizing the 'Real':  The Representation of Class in The Road to Wigan Pier and Housing Problems (1935)"

2014

Kevin M Hudson (co-recipient)

"Adapting the Aesthetic Encounter:  Lech Majewski's The Mill and the Cross (2011) as an Enframement of the Art Museum Experience" (2013)

Seth A Simons (co-recipient)

"Streams Gush Down the River:  The Lyric Moment and Epic"

2013

Michael S King (recipient)

"For Unspeakable Reasons:  Humming as Improvisation"

Rivky (Jennifer) Mondal (honorable mention)

"Performing Oneself:  The stage of the theatrical persona in Ross McElwee's essay film, "Sherman's March"

2012

Caitlin M. Drummond (recipient)

Title:  'Minds unhing'd from old faith and love': Self-Forgetfulness, Memory and Social Redemption in the Works of George Eliot.

Deven M. Parker (honorable mention)

Title:  Re-rewriting the Gothic:  Christabel and the Lucy Poems

2011

Valeria A. Tsygankova (recipient)

Title:  "The Philosophers and the Animals":  Opening gaps in reason with teh inarticulate voice.

2010

Stephen W. Krewson (co-recipient)

Title: "Putting the Salt Back Inside Sozaboy"

Jessica B. Wolfe (co-recipient)

Title: "'Do Thyself No Harm!' Suicide in Richardson's Clarissa and Eighteenth-Century Religious Discourse"

2009

Mary Kathryn Miller (honorable mention)
Alicia G. Puglionesi (recipient)

2008

Richard Z. Lee (recipient)

2007

Caitlin M. Charos (honorable mention)
Sara E. Gorman (recipient)

2005

Thomas C. Lay (1st place)