Banks Awards, 2019-2020
Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the English Department’s 2019-2020 Banks Awards.
In each English class across the academic year, one paper or essay or story or poem may be nominated by the professor, and the nominations this year were excellent, as ever. To then select the year’s standout work in each category is a difficult proposition for the faculty judges of the Banks Awards.
We are proud to celebrate the following achievements:
- 100- and 200-level Rhetoric and Composition: Siara Prpich, “Gifts from Girlhood,” (nominated by Marlan Smith, ENGL 102)
- 300- and 400-level Rhetoric and Composition: Seth King, “At the Mountains of Fear,” (nominated by Jodie Nicotra, ENGL 309)
- 200- and 300-level Literature: Margaret Myberg, “The ‘Queering’ of Dracula: How Dracula Both Fulfills and Rejects the ‘Natural Law’ of Sex, Gender, and Desire,” (nominated by Stephan Flores, ENGL 310)
- 400-level Literature: Seth King, “You Can’t Eat Philosophy”: Conflict as a Demonstration of the Rural-Urban Divide in Ozeki’s All Over Creation,” (nominated by Jenn Ladino, ENGL 462)
- Poetry, all levels: Abigail Hansel, “Country & Western,” (nominated by Alexandra Teague, ENGL 491)
- Nonfiction, all levels: Fran O’Farrell, “still,” (nominated by Brian Blanchfield, ENGL 493)
- Fiction, all levels: Abigail Hansel, “Wildcat Formation,” (nominated by Mike McGriff, ENGL 392)