Mark DeCicco won the award for best graduate paper at the recent meeting of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (check out the guest speaker). His prize: publication in the Journal for the Fantastic in the Arts, a scholarly journal with a substantial readership.
Lowell Duckert was selected for Honorable Mention in the 2011 competition for the Philip Amsterdam Graduate Teaching Award at GWU. This University-wide competition recognizes the contributions of graduate teaching assistants to the quality of education at GW. The award is named for a former GW Trustee.
Erin Sheley‘s essay on victim impact statements as expressions of criminal harm just been accepted by the Indiana Law Journal, a top-25 law review associated with Indiana University Bloomington. This is a special honor because Erin’s work was in competition with that of law school professors.
Jessica Frazier, who is writing her dissertation on “Fashion’s Travel Narratives: English Novelties, Global Trade Networks, and the Early Modern Theatre” (under the direction of Prof. Gil Harris) won admission a highly competitive NEH summer seminar on “Shakespeare: From the Globe to the Global.” Jessica will receive a stipend of $3900, and will join some of the world’s top scholars of Shakespeare and early modern drama. Only two spots in the NEH seminar were reserved for graduate students.