Fifteen Students Recognized with Department of English Undergraduate Prizes

2021 Undergarduate Prize winnders

Fifteen Students Recognized with Department of English Undergraduate Prizes

Each year the Department of English’s Undergraduate faculty select from a large pool of student applicants to determine winners for the nine prizes offered by the department. This year, fifteen students were selected as recipients for these nine prizes from a pool of over sixty submissions. The selection was a difficult process as the submissions were exceptional. We would like to celebrate all those who submitted and the students who are recognized below.

Class of 1883 English Prize for Academic Freshmen

Zoe Montague ‘24 for "Birth Scenes in We the Animals"

Class of 1883 English Prize for Freshmen in the School of Engineering

Winner, Cecilia Quirk ‘24 for "Hell on Earth or Stairway to Heaven"
Second Prize, Inci Karaaslan ‘24 for "Wordplay in Drag Culture"

Francis Biddle Sophomore Prize

Cassandra James ‘23 for "Women We Buried: Female Entrapment and Storytelling as Agency in Jesmyn Ward's Men We Reaped"

Class of 1870 Sophomore Prize

Priyanka Aiyer ‘23 for ""Your's Ever, Fair Star": John Keats and the Tension Between Intimacy and Immorality"

Ward Mathis Prize

Co-winner: Esther Levy ‘22 for the short story, "Two Women Bump Into Each Other in the Hallway of a Mikveh"
Co-winner, Soo Young Yun, Class of 2022 for the short story, "Akari"

Academy of American Poets E.E. Cummings Prize

Priyanka Aiyer ‘23 for the poem, OCD Litany.

Bain Swiggett Poetry Prize

Winner, Priyanka Aiyer ‘23 for the poem, This Must be the Place.
Co-Winner Second Place, Sophie Marusic ‘21 for the poem, Embarrassing Again
Co-Winner Second Place, Lindsay Emi ‘21 for the poem, Psalm

Morris W. Croll Poetry Prize

Soo Young Yun ‘22 for the poems Translator's Note and Face Reading

A. Scott Berg Fellowship Award

Hailey Colborn '22
Mairead Kilgallon '22
Cameron Lee '22