Departmental Award Recipients

Barnard Department of English Awards

Each year, the English Department awards named prizes to a few English majors in recognition of their scholarship and accomplishments.  The prizes requiring writing submissions are open to those not majoring in English as well.

Recipients of the 2016 Departmental Awards:


The ESTELLE M. ALLISON PRIZE
For excellence in literature
Winner: Madeline Taylor

The ES CARRIGAN PRIZE
For graduate work in English
Winner: sarah Shermyen

The W. CABELL GREET PRIZE
To a major for excellence in English
Winners:

Shira Eliassian
Lillian Fishman 
Sarah Shermyen

The WILLIAM HALLER PRIZE
Awarded annually by the Barnard English Department to a graduating senior for excellence in the study of English Literature
Winners:

Zoe Miller 
Alia Persico-Shammas
Emily Southwick

The SAINT AGATHA-MURIEL BOWDEN MEMORIAL PRIZE
For superior proficiency in the study of Chaucer and Medieval literature
Winner: Tova Rohatiner

The STAINS-BERLE MEMORIAL PRIZE IN ANGLO-SAXON
For excellence in Anglo-Saxon language and literature
No winner in 2015-16 academic year

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Writing Prizes


The DORIS E. FLEISCHMAN PRIZE
For the student at Barnard judged by the Faculty of the English Department to have written the best short piece, fiction or non-fiction
Winner: Gabrielle Kirschner

The AMY LOVEMAN MEMORIAL FUND PRIZE
For the best original poem by a Barnard undergraduate
Winner: Nika di Liberto Sabasteanski

The LENORE MARSHALL BARNARD PRIZES
In prose and poetry

  • Prose winner: Camille Baptista
  • Poetry winners:

First: Kyra Spence
Second: Mika di Liberto Sabasteanski
Third: Christina Ellsberg
Honorable mention: Juliana Brandano and Isabella Heshmatpour

The SIDNEY MINER POETRY PRIZE
To the senior major who has shown distinction in the reading, writing, & study of poetry
Winners:

Zoe Baker-Peng
Amelia Pitcherella
Noa Stolzenberg-Myers

The HELEN PRINCE MEMORIAL PRIZE
For excellence in dramatic composition
Winner: DaMonique Ballou

The HOWARD M. TEICHMANN WRITING PRIZE
To a graduating senior for work distinguished in its originality of concept and excellence of execution
Winners:

Alia Persico-Shammas
Zora Shaw

 

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Based on Submissions

Awarded by Outside Judges:

The PETER S. PRESCOTT PRIZE FOR PROSE WRITING
For a work of prose fiction which gives the greatest evidence of creative imagination and sustained ability

  • 1st place winner:  Sarah Shermyen
  • 2nd place winner: Camille Baptista
  • 3rd place winners: Lillian Fishman
  • Honorable mention: Hannah Corrie, Juliana Brandano, Alia Persico-Shammas, and Eva Dunsky

The HELENE SEARCY PULS PRIZE
For the best poem in an annual student competition
Winners:

Christina Ellsberg
Amelia Pitcherella
Kyra Spence

Judged by Departmental Committee

The BURNS SOCIETY PRIZE
To the student who writes the best paper on a topic related to the poetry of the 18th-century Scottish poet Robert Burns
Winner: no winner in 2015-16 year

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