English Department Prizes

Fall 2014

Prize

Description

Award

Winner

BARBARA BANKS BRODSKY PRIZE IN ENGLISH

Awarded to a full-time junior or senior enrolled at Brown for the best essay on 20th-century literature in English.

$800

Justin Sohn

BARBARA BANKS BRODSKY PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN REAL WORLD WRITING


Awarded to a full-time junior or senior enrolled at Brown. Submission may come from the spectrum of nonfiction: literary journalism, memoir, or narrative based on travel, science, history, or cultural critique. 

$800

Victor Ha

ROSE LOW ROME PRIZE

For the best poem or poems by a currently enrolled undergraduate at Brown.


$175

Ashlyn Mooney

ARLENE ROME TEN EYCK & PETER H. TEN EYCK PRIZE

For the best essay on literary theory by a currently enrolled undergraduate at Brown.


$175

Camila McHugh

DAVID ROME PRIZE

For the best lyric essay by a currently enrolled undergraduate at Brown. This form includes essays written in poetical or experimental forms that emphasize artfulness.


$175

Jacqueline Gu

 

Spring 2015

Prize Description Award
Winner
PRESTON GURNEY PRIZES  

 

Awarded to an undergraduate senior for the best essay of 5,000 words or less on any topic in literary criticism (fiction).

1st Prize
$3,500


2nd Prize
$1,800

Oliver Friedman



William Furuyama

 

Awarded to an undergraduate senior for the best essay of 5,000 words or less on any topic in literary criticism (poetry).

1st Prize
$3,500


2nd Prize
$1,800

Charlotte Lindemann



Jasmina Price

Awarded to an undergraduate senior for the best essay of 5,000 words or less on any topic in cultural criticism.

1st Prize
$3,500



Taylor Williams



THE BETSY AMANDA LEHMAN ’77 MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM

 


Awarded to a Brown senior studying journalism or practicing as a journalist for a campus or professional publication who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and intellectual ability.
1st Prize
$1,000


2nd Prize
$600

Elizabeth Koh



William Fesperman

THE CASEY SHEARER MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CREATIVE NONFICTION


Awarded to a full-time Brown junior or senior for creative nonfiction of 3,000 words or less. 



1st Prize
$1,000


2nd Prize
$500

 Stephanie Hayes



Eleanor Duke