Friends of Rutgers English Spring/Summer 2005

Inside This Issue
John Belton Wins a Guggenheim
From the Chair
Marianne DeKoven Wins Research Award
Beyond the Classroom: Reading Groups
Stacy Klein Wins Research Fellowship
Brent Hayes Edwards Wins Library Fellowship
Richard Koszarski on New Jersey’s Film History
A New Film Library
New Faculty Profile: Veena Kumar
Writers at Rutgers: Jean Valentine
Writers at Rutgers: C. K. Williams
Wesley Brown Retires
A Dramatic Farewell to Wesley Brown
A History of Rutgers English: Part 4
A History of Douglass English
Student Awards Bring Out the Best
The Burian Award
The Enid Dame Poetry Prize
A New Graduate Seminar
In Memoriam: Lexi Rutnitsky
Graduate Student Placement
Howard Travel Fellowships
Plangere Center Expands
Alumni Offer Career Advice
Thanks to Our Interns
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Student Awards Bring Out the Best

Every year, Rutgers English gives out awards for everything from writing to overall academic excellence. Many prizes have been created by Friends, to commemorate their experience here or to honor the memory of someone connected with Rutgers English. Award descriptions are available on the Department website, and we will tell the story behind a few of them with each newsletter. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Undergraduate Prizes

The Jordan Lee Flyer Honors Award
Christiane Gannon, for “God’s Orphans: Memory as Literary Form and Salvation from Spiritual Crisis, from Wordsworth to George Eliot and Evelyn Waugh”

The Mitchell Adelman Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing
Rachel Rosenberg, for “Using Mrs. Dalloway”;
Roger Taylor, for “Is It a Coincidence that Ephemeral and Feminine Sound Similar?”

The Toni Cade Bambara Prize
Imani Owens, for “Mother to Daughter: An Essential Link”

The Edna N. Herzberg Prize in Poetry
Kathryn Coto

The Julia Carlie Prize in Poetry
Teresa Schartel

The Jamima Dingus Qualls Prize
Kellie M. Walsh, for “ ‘Making a poet out of a man’: The Poet’s Heart in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s ‘A Musical Instrument’”

The Enid Dame Memorial Poetry Prize
Erika Vallani

The Evelyn Hamilton Award in Creative Writing
Gina Wise, for fiction; Jason Mitchell, for poetry; Brent Martone, for poetry

The Irving D. Blum Prize
Stacey Pontoriero, for “The Unseen Hypocrisy of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern”

The James Suydam Prize in English Composition
Subah Dayal, for “Perpetual Emergency”

The G. Stuart Demarest Memorial Award
Alyssa Capo; Kathleen Willoughby

The Dr. Jaroslav M. Burian and Grayce Susan Burian Award in English
Kate Sell (2004); Ronah Sadan (2005)

Other English Undergraduate Prizes - The Ernest W. Thomas Memorial Prize for Interpretation of Shakespearean Works; The John and Catherine Kinsella Prize

Graduate Student Prizes

The Catherine Moynahan Prize
Nicole Smith, “The Parson’s Predilection for Pleasure”

The Catherine Musello Cantalupo Prize
Kristin Girtin, “The Possibilities of Selective Reading: Conduct and Meditation in Eliza Heywood’s The Female Spectator

The Marius Bewley Prize
Devin Griffiths, “The Defense of Gwendolyn: Brooks and the Ballad Revival”

The Spencer L. Eddy Prize
Martin Ponce, “Langston Hughes’s Queer Blues”

The Dr. Jaroslav M. Burian and Grayce Susan Burian Award in English
The Enid Dame Poetry Prize



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