Prize for best graduate essay in American Literature. The prize is judged by two members of the faculty. Please send your nominations to our Graduate Coordinator, Ann Marie Pitts (email@example.com). Nominations needn't be long; the student's name, the paper's title, and a one-sentence description of the paper will suffice.
Nancy Rafetto Leach P. Sweeten Prize
"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"