The Department of Comparative Literature celebrated the completion of a truly remarkable academic year at its Spring Reception on April 27.
The evening began with a lecture from Professor José Pedro Serra, who is visiting this semester from the University of Lisbon.
Following the lecture, the winners of this year's departmental awards were announced.
This year's undergraduate winners were:
The graduate students awarded were:
C. Clifford Flanigan Memorial Colloquium Prize: Maggie McLaughlin for her paper, “Like when God Throws a Star: Imitations of Homer’s Iliad Alice Oswald’s Memorial”
A.I. Award for Distinguished Teaching: Claire Riley
Annie Geduld Memorial Prize: Julie Le Hegarat
Gilbert V. Tutungi Prize: Cynthia Shin for her paper, “Which Weird Witches? Four Japanese Rewritings of Shakespeare’s Macbeth”
Newton P. Stallknecht Memorial Essay Prize: Raquel Grove for her paper, “Translating the ‘Materialist Novel’: Text as Body and Body as Text in Rachilde’s Monsieur Vénus”
Wertheim Award in Comparative Drama: Nidhi Singh for her paper, “Mediocre Fathers in Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County and Mrinal Sen’s Ek Din Achanak”
Additionally, the department announced the recipients of three fellowships. Alan Reiser received the Stallknecht Fellowship, Meaghan Murphy received the Newman Family Fellowship, and Yilin La received the Fogg-Hightower Fellowship.
Finally, we bid a fond farewell to Sean Sidky and Julie Le Hegarat. Sean successfully defended his dissertation this semester and Julie's defense is imminent.
Congratulations to all of our award winners and graduates, and thank you to everyone who contributed to making this a successful academic year.