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2013 Academic Prizes in the Department of English Language and Literature

Students submitting work for these prizes must submit three copies in person to Jennifer Roberts in the English department office, Pierce Hall 105, by Monday, April 22. Entries should be signed with an assumed name. Material that has appeared in student publications is eligible for most prizes.

Elizabeth Babcock Poetry Prize, awarded for the best poem by an undergraduate. Competition is not open to those who have already won the prize, nor may the poem have been printed previously.

Ethel Olin Corbin Prize, awarded for the best original poem (preferably blank verse, sonnet or ballad) or informal essay by an undergraduate.

Ruth Forbes Eliot Prize, awarded for the best poem submitted by a first year or sophomore.

Rosemary Thomas Poetry Prize, awarded for the best poem or group of poems.

Elizabeth Drew Fiction Prize, awarded for the best fiction written by an undergraduate.

Elizabeth Drew Essay Prize, awarded for the best classroom essay on a literary subject submitted by an undergraduate in a class taught by a member of the English department.

Elizabeth Drew Memorial Prizes, awarded for (a) the best honors thesis in English, and (b) the best essay on a literary subject submitted by a first year.

Eleanor Cederstrom Prize, awarded for the best poem by an undergraduate, written in a traditional verse form.

Helen Kate Furness Prize, awarded for the best essay on a Shakespearean theme prepared in courses or seminars. Honors theses are not eligible.

James T. and Ellen M. Hatfield Memorial Prize, awarded to a senior majoring in English for the best short story.

Mrs. Montagu Prize, awarded for the best essay on a literary subject concerning women.

Gertrude Posner Spencer Prize, awarded for excellence in writing fiction and nonfiction prose.

Anne Bradstreet Prize from the Academy of American Poets, awarded for the best poem or group of poems by an undergraduate.

Emogene Mahoney Memorial Prize, awarded for (a) the best essay on a literary subject written by a first-year student and (b) the best honors thesis.

Norma M. Leas Memorial Prize, awarded to a graduating English major for excellence in written English.

Clara French Memorial Prize, awarded to a graduating English major who had advanced further in the study of English language and literature.

Vernon Howard Prize, awarded for the best student scholar of Chaucer.

Mary Augusta Jordan Prize, awarded for the most original work in prose or poetry by a senior.

Elizabeth Wanning Harries Prize, awarded to a graduating Ada Comstock scholar who has shown academic distinction in the study of literaturein any language.