Dissertation Prizes Awarded!
Laura Lauth and Rebecca Lush win major awards!
Laura Lauth has been awarded the Bode prize for her dissertation titled: `"Strange and Absurd Words"': Translation as Ethics and Poetics in the Transcultural U.S, 1830-1915." Her committee is composed of Martha Nell Smith (director), Michael Collier, Zita Nunes, and Joshua Weiner. The Bode Award is given in honor and in memory of Carl Bode, emeritus professor of English, who died in 1993. Professor Bode was a beloved teacher and invaluable member of our department for nearly forty years and he wrote prolifically in the fields of American literature and American studies. This award is presented each year to a graduate student in English for the best dissertation in American literature. Dr. Laura Lauth will be teaching for ARHU at the University of Maryland in the fall.
Rebecca Lush has won the Geyer prize for her dissertation titled: "The "Other" Woman: Early Modern English representations of Native American Women, 1579-1690." Congratulations also go out to he co- directors, Jane Donawerth and Ralph Bauer, and her committee members, Elizabeth Bearden and Laura Rosenthal. The Geyer Award was established in 1996 through the generosity of Mrs. Alice L. Geyer, who earned a Master’s degree from this department in 1951 with a thesis on the English Romantic poet George Gordon, Lord Byron, and who was a longtime friend and supporter of the English Graduate Program here. This award is presented each year to the graduate students in English with the best dissertation on British literature. Dr. Rebecca Lush is an assistant professor at California State University San Marcos.
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