Past Women's and Gender Studies Essay Award Winners

  • 2017: Jessica MacEachern, Université de Montréal, “Warped Visions of Time and Place: H.D. Re-Visions Sensory History”
  • 2016: Nicole Gervasio, Columbia University, “The Power of the Weak Signifier: Wordsworth’s Lucy in J.M.  Coetzee’s and Jamaica Kincaid’s Decolonizing Fictions”
  • 2015: Mary Ellen Iatropoulos, Independent Scholar, “Laughing and Crying Behind Her Mask: Code-Switching and Sentimental Strategy in Fanny Fern’s Ruth Hall 
  • 2014: Victoria Muñoz, Ohio State University “Female Translators and Their Detractors: Theories of Early Modern Translation in Development”
  • 2014 Honorable Mention: Kara Johnson, Northwestern University, “A ‘pure, young voice’: Textual Performance in the Journals of Frances and Mary Willard”
  • 2013: Marisa Palacios Knox, University of California at Berkeley. “Literary Nunneries: Women’s Education, Sterility and Detachment”
  • 2012: Melissa A. Schaub, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. “Middlebrow Feminism and the Politics of Sentiment: From The Moonstone to Dorothy L. Sayers.”
  • 2011: Christopher Byrne, McGill University. “Using a Thorn to Dig out a Thorn: Tao Shan's Buddhist Perspectives on Gender.”
  • 2010: Daniel Moore, Queens University. “Mourning the Mourners: Gender Politics of Commemoration in the First World War.”
  • 2009: Zach Hutchins, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Eschewing Eve and Emulating Elizabeth: The Wisdom of Anne Bradstreet.”
  • 2008: Catherine Keyser, The University of South Carolina. “Keeping Ironic Company: Mary McCarthy and the Smart Woman in Politics.”