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Memorial for Luc Gilleman

Recent Prize Winners

2014 Prizes for Poetry

Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize

Awarded for the best poem or group of poems by an undergraduate.

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.

Eleanor Cederstrom Prize

Awarded for the best poem by an undergraduate, written in a traditional verse form.

2014 Prizes for Fiction

Gertrude Posner Spencer Prize

Awarded for excellence in writing fiction prose.

James T. and Ellen M. Hatfield Memorial Prize

Awarded to a senior majoring in English for the best short story.

2014 Prizes for Nonfiction

Gertrude Posner Spencer Prize

Awarded for excellence in writing nonfiction prose.

Norma M. Leas Memorial Prize

Awarded to a graduating English major for excellence in written English.

2014 Prizes for Critical Prose

Emogene Mahoney Memorial Prize

Awarded for the best essay on a literary subject written by a first-year student

Elizabeth Drew Essay Prize

Awarded for the best classroom essay on a literary subject submitted by an undergraduate to a class taught by a member of the English department.

Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu Prize

Awarded for the best essay on a literary subject concerning women.

Elizabeth Drew Memorial Prizes

Awarded for the best honors thesis in English

Helen Kate Furness Prize

Awarded for the best essay on a Shakespearean theme prepared in courses or seminars and recommended by the instructors of such courses or seminars. Honors theses are not eligible.

Gertrude Posner Spencer Prize

Awarded for excellence in writing critical essays

Mary Augusta Jordan Prize

Awarded for the most original work in prose or verse by a senior.

2014 Departmental Prizes

Clara French Memorial Prize

Awarded to a graduating English major who has advanced further in the study of English language and literature.

Vernon Harward Prize

Awarded for the best student scholar of Chaucer.

Elizabeth Wanning Harries Prize

Awarded to a graduating Ada Comstock scholar who has shown academic distinction in the study of literature in any language.