The Sweeten Prize recognizes the best essay in American Literature submitted by a graduate student in English within the last calendar year. Entries are nominated and submitted by faculty, and essays are judged by two faculty members.
Nancy Rafetto Leach P. Sweeten Prize
Title: "The Haunted House of Citizenship: His House and the Hostile Environment"
"Julia Fields and the Poetics of Engulfment"
"Fugitive Authorship: Non-synchronism and segregation in Fran Ross's Oreo"
"The Parasitical Trick: Colonial Encounters between Mary Rowlandson and James Printer"
"Counter-Obsolescence from the Window: James Schuyler and the Urban Curative Imaginary,”
"Seeing Conspiracy: Racial Violence and the Forms of White Supremacy in Charles Chesnutt's The Marrow of Tradition"
“Sounding Animal and Cyborg Others: Race and Alternate Alterities in Cathy Park Hong’s Translating Mo’um and John Yau’s Ing Grish, My Symptoms, and Borrow Love Poems.”
"Realism and the Social Bind: Charles Chesnutt, Individualism and Statistics"
"Vachel Lindsay and the W. Cabell Greet Recordings: An Introduction"
"Critical Intimacy/Critical Inquiry"
"One More Time with Feeling: Reiterative Memorials and Reparative History in William Wells"
"Sharing Time: C.L.R. James and Southern Agrarian Movements"