Sue Rodgers and Carolyn Supinka

As another year comes to a close, we wanted to acknowledge the incredible work going on in Moreland Hall. We recently celebrated our student award winners, whose writing across our literature, film and writing classes stood out to our panel of judges. Congratulations are in order, too, to seven of our colleagues who were promoted. These well deserved accomplishments capped off an exciting year for SWLF.


Presented by Neil Davison

    Sigurd H. Peterson Scholarship: Precious Vang
    Internal Peterson Scholarship: Rebecca Cyr and Alexandra Luther
    Malamud Scholarship: Miriam Michel
    Mary Holaday Murray Scholarship: Amanda Armas, Talon Borwick, Andrea Fennimore, Shelby Mosel, Honor O’Sullivan, and Carly Werdel
    Raleigh Clare Dickinson Scholarship: Kara Traffas
    Irwin C. Harris Legacy Scholarship: Joseph Wolf

Essay Awards
Presented by Richmond Barbour

    Graduate Essay Award: Amanda McDowell
    For “When Images are Narrative: Retheorizing Text and Paratext Comics Studies”
    Nominated by Rebecca Olson

    Schwartz Essay Award: Sophia Knight
    For “Close Reading as Queer Reading: Interpreting Stein’s Tender Buttons”
    Nominated by Lily Sheehan

    Smith & Norris Essay Award: Olivia Ozguc
    For “Tiny Gut Bugs Don’t Like Space”
    Nominated by Ehren Pflugfelder

    Elroy Bode Essay Award: Tessa Barone
    For “One Family Eating all Together”
    Nominated by Elena Passarello

Creative Writing Awards
Recognized by Susan Jackson Rodgers

    Poetry: Carolyn Supinka
    Fiction: Cassandra Verhaegen
    Nonfiction: Brigid Ronan

Weaver Poetry Award
Presented by Karen Holmberg

    Grace Burks
    Honorable Mention: Ceph Poklemba

CLA Outstanding Senior
Recognized by Lily Sheehan

    Justin Bennett

The Provost’s Literary Prize
Recognized by Keith Scribner

    Nonfiction: Rebecca Cyr
    Fiction: Andrea Fennimore

The Lisa Ede Award
Presented by Tim Jensen

    Brooke Landberg
    Honorable Mention: Ian Ferris

We also want to recognize our accomplished faculty who earned promotions this year:

    Liz Delf, to Senior Instructor
    Emily Elbom, to Senior Instructor
    Tim Jensen, to Associate Professor with tenure
    Susan Rodgers, to Professor
    Lily Sheehan, to Associate Professor with tenure
    Jillian St. Jacques, to Senior Instructor II
    Tara Williams, to Professor