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2017 News & Awards

Jessica Ward won the College of Arts and Sciences Bernard Dissertation Fellowship.

The winner of this year's Graduate Essay Contest is Kristin Yates for her essay, "The Enthymematic Function of Names and Pronouns in Animal Agriculture Discourse" written for Dr. Stephen Yarbrough's Fall 2016 course: ENG 746: Studies in Contemporary Rhetorical Theory. Kristin will receive an award in the amount of $200.

Terry Kennedy won the 2017 College of Arts and Sciences Award for Teaching Excellence.

Alicia Beeson and Lilly Berberyan received the English Department's 2017 Outstanding Teaching Award.

Luciana Lilley was the winner of the 2017 Graduate Research and Creativity Expo (Humanities).

Sara Taylor Boisonneau was selected as this year's nominee for the Graduate School's Outstanding Dissertation Award. She was nominated for her dissertation entitled “Other Americans: The Racialized and Anachronized Appalachian Mountaineer at the Turn of the Twentieth Century” and directed by Maria Sanchez.

Michelle Danner was selected as this year's nominee for the Graduate School's Outstanding Thesis Award. She was nominated for her two-paper thesis entitled “Game of Love: Chess and Agency in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde” and “She will Suffer no Grates: Spatial Tensions in Cavendish’s The Convent of Pleasure” and co-directed by Michelle Dowd and Amy Vines.

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