Friends of
Rutgers English Spring/Summer 2006
A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of the Department of English

Inside This Issue
Barry Qualls is New VP
From the Chair
Derek Attridge Departs
John McClure Wins Susman Award
Regina Masiello Honored for Teaching
Aresty English Researchers
George Levine Retires
Richard Miller Wins Scholar-Teacher Award
Martin Gliserman Wins Teaching Award
William Walling Retires
Cheryl Wall Wins Research Award
Writers at Rutgers:
      Susan Wheeler
      Jonathan Franzen
A History of Rutgers English
What's in a Name?
In Memoriam:
       Horace E. Hamilton
       Peggy Friedman
Student Awards and Honors
An English Major in England
Howard Fellowship Continues
New Face at the Plangere Center
Thanks to Our Interns
Alumni Enjoy Book Fair
New Alumni Book Corner
Thanks to Our Supporters

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Student Awards and Honors

Every year, Rutgers English distributes 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. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!


Writing Awards

The Mitchell Adelman Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing
Andrea Cortland; Emma Halpern

The Toni Cade Bambara Prize
Abbey Morgan

The Edna N. Herzberg Prize
Poetry: Rachel Bennett
Fiction: Sharae Allen

The Julia Carlie Prize in Poetry
Rachel Bennett

The Jamima Dingus Qualls Prize
Kellie M. Walsh: “Griselde Inside-Out:

Body as Interiority in Chaucer's 'The Clerk's Tale'”

The Enid Dame Memorial Poetry Award
Rachel Bennett

The Evelyn Hamilton Award in Creative Writing
Fiction: Debra Miller
Poetry: Rachel Bennett; Tatiana Pastor

The Irving D. Blum Prize
Nick Bujak: “Rethinking William Carlos Williams: European Ambivalence and the Imaginative Hegemony”

Writing Awards

Achievement Awards

The G. Stuart Demarest Memorial Award
Jennifer Flynn

The Dr. Jaroslav M. Burian and Grayce Susan Burian Award in English
Emma Halpern

The Jordan Lee Flyer Honors Award
(for outstanding promise and achievement in the study of language and

literature by an English Honors student)
co-winners: Aaron Igel and Liz McAdams

The John and Catherine Kinsella Prize
(to provide research support for a student working on an honors thesis)
Amanda Andrews

Honors Students

Department Honors

Congratulations to all the Rutgers English students who completed honors theses in 2006: Amanda Andrews, Anna Batler, Nicholas Crowe, Robin Damstra, Aaron Igel, Liz McAdams, Imani Owens, and Tatiana Pastor.



Undergraduate Contests and Awards

Rutgers English Graduate Program Awards and Honors



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