The Emilia Ferrara Thesis Award

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

Clare Foley

Thesis Title: To Tweet or Not to Tweet

Anne Marie Hawley

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

2018 Award Winners

Lauren Rubino

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

Susannah Price

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

2017 Award Winners

Erika Bullock

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

Jinwoo Chong

Theis Title: void nation

2016 English Honors Thesis Award Winners

Jane McDonough

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

Bassam Sidiki

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

Honorable Mention

Natasha Khan

Thesis Title:
The Seas In Between