Graduate Student Conference Paper Prize Recipients
This prize recognizes the best paper presented by a graduate student at the Annual Meeting.
Julia Ftacek, Western Michigan University, “‘All women his description fits’: Jonathan Swift in the Transgender Classroom”
Sandra Gómez Todó, University of Iowa, “Portraying the Female Masquerader: Fashionability, Public Legitimacy, and the Moralities of the Mask in Georgian Masquerade Portraits”
Henry Stoll, Harvard University, “Peau blanche, masques noir: Musical Theater, Rousseau, and Blackface in Colonial Haiti”
Tracey Hutchings-Goetz, Indiana University, "Feeling the Feline: Or, Catching the Cat in Eighteenth-Century Sensualist Philosophy"
Michael Nicholson, "Occasional Time: Fugitive Poetics from Walpole to Byron"
Hyejin Lee, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, "Instrument as Ornament: Barometers and Luxury of Weather-Watching"
Jason Farr, University of California, San Diego, "William Hay's Critique of the Ugly Club"
Jessie Reeder, University of Wisconsin, Madison “Juxtaposed Histories: Barbauld at the Crossroads of Latin American Independence.
Honorable Mention: Kevin Bourque, University of Texas at Austin, “Kitty Fisher, the Making of Public Beauty, and the Viral Nature of Eighteenth-Century Celebrity”
Honorable Mention: Glenda Goodman, Harvard University, “The Economy of Accomplishment: Aesthetics and Labor in Women’s Musical Lives”
Shirley F. Tung, UCLA, "Manuscripts 'Mangle'd and falsify'd': Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's '1736 Address'd To--' and The London Magazine"
Sarah Nicolazzo, University of Pennsylvania, "Bodies that Suffer: Affects and Aesthetics of Slavery in James Grainger's The Sugar Cane"
Anna Foy, "Georgic Joining: 'Amorous Dalliance' and the 'Wild Banshaw' in James Grainger's The Sugar Cane (1764)”
Brian Repetto, Brown University, "Butchering the Nation: Masculinity, Radicalism, and a Fissure in National Identity in 1784"
Will Slauter, Princeton University, “News and Speculation in the Age of the American Revolution”
Christopher Loar, UCLA, “Technology and the Foundations of Government: The Politics of Violence in Gulliver’s Travels”
Guy Tal, Indiana University, “Disease and Disbelief in Francesco Goya’s Witchcraft Series”
Nicole Horejsi, UCLA, "Exoticizing the English and Domesticating the Foreign: Clara Reeve's Progress of Romance and the Creation of a National Genre"
Nancy W. Collins, University of London, “Sociability Transformed: How Le Souper became Le Salon”
2003 (Not Awarded)
Diana Solomon, "'Wiser Way to Make you Willing': The Restoration Actress's Comic Delivery of Prologues and Epilogues"
Joanna Stalnaker, "Description and Indefinition: Representational Ambiguity in Buffon's Natural History"
Geoffrey Turnovsky, "Reconsidering the Literary Underground in France, 1750-1789"
Elliott Visconsi, "'Shall we render obedience to such a degenerate race?': Absolutism and English Barbarism in Behn's Oroonoko"
Wayne Wild, "Doctor-Patient Correspondence in Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Change in Rhetoric and Relationship"
James R. Otteson, "The Recurring 'Adam Smith Problem'"
T. Christopher Bond, "Establishing a Genre: The Scientific Essay in Hans Sloane's Philosophical Transactions”
Irene Fizer, "Animal Husbandry, Hybrid Wives: Emma's Technologies of Breeding and 18th-Century Science"
Lee Morrissey, "Reading Stonehenge: Toward an Archaeology of Gray's Elegy"
1993 (Not Awarded)
Irene Fizer, “Domesticity Before, During, and After the American Revolution”
Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook, "Writing the Space of the 'Natural': The Natural History of Selborne”
1990 (Not Awarded)
1989 (Not Awarded
Anne Himmelfarb, "Speculative Fiction, the Prose Dialogue"