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Eleanore Holveck Essay Contest

2014 essay contest

Congratulations to this year's Eleanore Holveck Essay Contest Winners!

Amy Dick, senior English and Vocal Performance major, for her essay, "Sheridan's Commentary on Gender Roles in The Memoirs of Sidney Bidulph," which was written for Dr. Susan Howard's Women Writers in Late 18th Century Britain: Inside and Outside the Bluestocking Circle course.

Sugandh Dixit, a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology, for her essay, "Whose Body Am I Living In?" which was written for Dr. Eva Simm's Philosophical Psychology: Merleau-Ponty course.

Sugandh Dixit and Amy Dick, winners of 2014 Eleanore Holveck Essay Contest

Sugandh Dixit and Amy Dick

Each spring the Center for Women's and Gender Studies honors one undergraduate and one graduate student with the Eleanore Holveck Essay Award. This award is given to students for essays that follow the submission guidelines and that most effectively and proficiently advance a conversation about women's, gender, or sexuality studies. Winners of this contest receive a certificate and monetary award and are announced at our annual Spring Reception.

Past Undergraduate Student Recipients

2013 Award Winner: Sarah Farbacher, "A Kiss That Crosses Time: An Analysis of the Kiss(es) in Michael Cunningham's The Hours"

2012 Award Winner: Katelyn Bienas, "'Double Image,' Double Standards: Gender Roles in the Poetry of Anne Sexton"

2011 Award Winner: Michelle Raley, "Jane Austen's Treatment of Silence: Pride and Prejudice vs. Mansfield Park"

2010 Award Winner: Dacey McGinty, "Independent Girls...Unless They Have a Boy"

2009 Award Winner: Maria K. Barron, "The Sacred Mother: The Showings of Julian of Norwich and Redemption of the Female in Medieval Literature"

2008 Award Winner: Brian Tierney, "Deadwood, Language, and the Engendered Myth of the Old West"

Past Graduate Student Recipients

2013 Award Winner: Jessica Patella Konig, "Francis Bacon on Nature: The Secret, the Erotic, the Dominated"

2012 Award Winner: Melissa Wehler, "The Public Jordan: Actresses, Caricatures, and Chamber Pots in the Eighteenth Century"

2011 Award Winner: Marcie Panutsos, "Naming the Unspeakable: Constructions of Multicultural Identity in The Woman Warrior"

2010 Award Winner: Matt Lovett, "The Flesh of the Feminine? Merleau-Ponty and Irigaray"

2010 Honorable Mention: Amy Criniti Phillips, "'I want to serve two masters': Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Revision of the Female Consumer in The Doctor's Wife"

2009 Award Winner: Mary J. Parish, "9/11 and the Limitations of the 'Man's Man' Construction of Masculinity in Don DeLillo's Falling Man"

2009 Honorable Mention: Megan M. Kelly, "Gender vs. Race: Constructing Conflict and Perpetuating Racial Patriarchy"

2008 Award Winner: Amy Taylor, "Locating Feminine Gender Identity: Questioning Primary Femininity"