The Banks Award
The University of Idaho English Department's annual Banks Award provides stipends to reward fine writing done by students in English classes. Faculty members submit the best work they receive, and once a year look through these pieces, choosing several to honor with a prize and publication in an anthology.
Winners of the 2017 Banks Award:
100/200-level Rhetoric and Composition:
- Kennedy Caisley, “Projecting the Future Development of Solar Power,” nominated by Joseph Perrault.
200/300-level Literary Essay:
- Abigail Dunn, “Hybridity and the Manichean Binary: A Postcolonial Reading of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas,” nominated by Erin James. Click here to download the PDF.
400-level Literary Essay:
- Anthony Lothspeich, “Like Time Bleeding Backwards: Temporality and Settler Colonialism in Stephen Graham Jones’ Ledfeather,” nominated by Jan Johnson and Cindy Fuhrman.
- Tara Roberts, “When We Are Cyborgs,” nominated by Alexandra Teague.
- Mariah Montoya, “The Severed Bone,” nominated by Michael Landreth. Click here to download the PDF.
- John MacPhereson, “Slipping the Collar,” nominated by Alexandra Teague. Click here to download the PDF.
- Drew Moreno, “Go Love Robot,” nominated by Ron MacFarland. Click here to download the PDF.