Friday, April 1, 2011

Recent Graduate Student Accomplishments

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.

Congratulations, all!

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