The 2016-17 Haarlow Prize was awarded to Gunnar Rice ’17 and Tali Pelts ’20 for the two best papers submitted to a 200-level Humanistics Studies course.
Gunnar Rice ’17, an English concentrator, was recognized for his paper, Too Vivid for the Minutiae of Science: Disciplinary Permeability and Literally Poetic Science in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – written for HUM225/ENG226: Frankenstein at 200.
Each year, the Humanities Council awards two Haarlow Prizes of $250 to the best papers written for 200-level Humanistic Studies courses.
Equal weight is given to research papers and to works in which students offer their own interpretation of a particular text or passage. Papers may be short textual analyses or longer studies.
Submissions are nominated by course instructors and judged by a faculty panel at the end of the academic year.
These prizes are awarded by the Humanistic Studies program in memory of the late A. William Haarlow III ’63, who cared deeply about Humanistic Studies. His generosity and that of his family have helped make the program flourish.