2018 Departmental Award Recipients

2018 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 2017 Departmental Awards:


The ESTELLE M. ALLISON PRIZE
For excellence in literature

The ES CARRIGAN PRIZE
For graduate work in English

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

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

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

The STAINS-BERLE MEMORIAL PRIZE IN ANGLO-SAXON
For excellence in Anglo-Saxon language and literature
 

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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: Anne-Marie Bompart

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: Katy Lee
  • Poetry winners:

First: Jade Levine
Second: Mika di Liberto Sabasteanski
Third: Sophia Neiman, Michelle Chow and Kyra Spence
Honorable mention: Perla Hayne-Jardine

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

Hannah Corrie
Daniela Greenbaum
Tova Kamioner

The HELEN PRINCE MEMORIAL PRIZE
For excellence in dramatic composition
Winner: Isabel Lasker

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

Isabel Lasker
Joelle Milman
Kyra Spence

 

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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:  Ella Bartlett
  • 2nd place winner: Lena Rubin
  • 3rd place winners: Kyra Spence
  • Honorable mention: Emma Arret and Isabel Lasker

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

Nika di Liberto Sabasteanski
Sophia Neiman
Michelle Chow
Jade Levine
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

First: Andrea Simes
Second: Sophia Kossakowski
Third: Amanda Breen

The BRANDT PLAYWRITING AWARD
To the student who writes the most promising one-act play.
Winner: Andrea Jo

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Judges for the 2016 Prizes

2016 Poetry Judges

Katie Peterson

Katie Peterson is the author of three collections of poetry, This One Tree, Permission, and The Accounts, the winner of the 2014 Rilke Prize from the University of North Texas. She lives in California and teaches in the undergraduate and graduate writing programs at the University of California at Davis.

 


Fiona Wilson

Fiona Wilson is the author of A Clearance (The Sheep Meadow Press, 2015). Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and in several anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic, including Poetry Review, Edinburgh ReviewThe Antigonish ReviewLiterary ImaginationThe Spectator, and New Writing Scotland. She grew up in Scotland and lives in New York City. She teaches literature at Sarah Lawrence College.

 
 
 
 
Miranda Field
Miranda Field’s first poetry collection, Swallow, won a Catherine Bakeless Nason Literary Award. She has also won a Pushcart Prize, and a Discovery Prize.  Her new collection, Imaginary Royalty, is forthcoming from Four Way Books.   

 

 

2016 Prose Judges

 

 

Malena Watrous

Malena Watrous is a novelist, magazine writer and book critic living in San Francisco. She attended Barnard College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and was a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford, where she currently teaches creative writing.

 

 

 

Marian Thurm

Marian Thurm is the author of 6 novels and 4 short story collections, including the most recent, Today Is Not Your Day, a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, and many other magazines and anthologies.

 

 

 

Eliza Minot

Eliza Minot is the author of the novels "The Tiny One" and "The Brambles". Her work has appeared in a variety of magazines, a couple of anthologies, and her books have been named to various lists. She is currently writing her third novel, American Standard, and is pursuing her MFA at Rutgers-Newark where she is a teaching assistant and the recipient of a Rutgers Presidential Fellowship.

 

 

 

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