The Emilia Ferrara Thesis Award recognizes the two students whose theses the English Honors Committee deems most outstanding. Honorees receive their medals and a check at the Department of English Commencement Reception in the spring, and a notation for each recipient appears in the College's Tropaia Program. 

2019 Award Winners

Portrait of Clare Foley
Clare Foley

Thesis Title:
To Tweet or Not to Tweet

Portrait of Anne Marie Hawley
Anne Marie Hawley

Theis Title:
Angels in Retrospect: Reassessing Representation in Tony Kushner's Epic

2018 Award Winners

Portrait of Lauren Rubino
Lauren Rubino

Thesis Title:
Hyssop of Life, or take my word for it

Portrait of Susannah Price
Susannah Price

Theis Title:
Beyond the Bell-Shaped Curve: Non-Normativity in Poor Miss Finch

2017 Award Winners

Portrait of Erika Bullock
Erika Bullock

Thesis Title:
Gaming Genre: Towards a Systems-View of Genre in the Modern Video Game

Portrait of Jinwoo Chong
Jinwoo Chong

Theis Title:
void nation


2016 English Honors Thesis Award Winners

Portrait of Jane McDonough
Jane McDonough

Thesis Title:
Enter Religion, Stage Left: The Female Character's Onstage Development in Early Modern England and Spain

Portrait of Bassam Sidiki
Bassam Sidiki

Thesis Title:
The Secret Gardens of the Self: The Treatment of Bodies in William Carlos Williams and Poetic Responses

honorable mention

Portrait of Natasha Khan
Natasha Khan

Thesis Title:
The Seas In Between